Shelter Point continue an incredibly strong few months with the release of Cut Me Loose / Slow Air, two records that further establish them as a singularly talented act.
Cut Me Loose sees the duo in deeply reflective mode, with Liam Arnold’s haunting vocal flitting ghost-like amid heavily dubbed percussion and a throbbing, Reece-inspired bassline. But it’s arguably Slow Air that provides the real standout moment here: an epic, nine minute excursion through intricate harmonies and rhythms that develops into a frenetic techno cut, and calls to mind to work of electronic mainstay Jon Hopkins.
The single will be accompanied by a stunning remix of Cut Me Loose by Submotion Orchestra, a collective of musicians currently producing some of the most innovative and exciting music coming from the UK. A kaleidoscope of electronic bass music, entrancing vocals, ambient, jazz and dub, their output sits somewhere on an axis between Bonobo and London Grammar.
“Slow Air was recorded at 4am, we plugged line out synths into valve amps and subsequently destroyed them, but we got it on tape so it sounds cool.”Liam Arnold
To celebrate the release of the new single, Shelter Point have teamed up with Rough Trade to bring you an evening of live, up and coming electronic entertainment from across the land. Taking place 09 September at Rough Trade Nottingham, Cadence is a collaboration between Rough Trade and Shelter Point, which will see performances from a carefully chosen selection of innovative performers.
Nottingham based Shelter Point broke onto the scene in only a few years ago with “Forever for Now”; instantly winning the ears of tastemakers world-over. Since then the pair have released a slim catalogue of music whilst setting their sights on pulling together a debut album.
Some of these releases include ‘Glass Into Gold’ and ‘Pale’ on RCA/Sony, both of which musically continue an impressive run of form from a duo who began their musical story only a few years prior. Moreover,“Glass Into Gold” has acquired a huge 500k streams online and have won fans in Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe and the like.
The pair’s early, dense soundscapes hinted at the astral sounds of Boards of Canada and Mount Kimbie. They provided the perfect backdrop for their signature haunting vocals. Developing their trademark sound with a series of tactile exercises in melancholy electronica, Shelter Point look set to impress once more.
They’ve also recently been working with 3 times Grammy winner Steve Dub, who has worked with Leftfield, Prodigy, New Order, UNKLE, Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Beth Orton, Roots Manuva and Underworld. Having played at Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Record Store Day, Bestival and supported Jack Garrat. Plus impressing on live sessions including BBC Introducing, Red Bull and Vevo DSCR, we also anticipate the next string of releases from the band will be nothing but the highest quality.
A REMIX FROM SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA WILL FOLLOW LATER THIS MONTH
“Brilliant music, love that band, got a soft spot for them.” Zane Lowe / Beats
Some days, The Bearded Man doesn’t want to be discovered for the maniac he truly is. When he’s in these moods, he goes deep into the Alaskan wilderness. He saws down trees methodically — coldly, like some sort of heartless beast or machine. One smooth saw stroke at a time… Forward… Backward… Forward… Backward… He brings down some of the largest trees, but he’s never in a rush.
He’s a burly fellow, with a hearty beard that like a chameleon changes depending on his surroundings. Some times you’d swear he was a red-headed Scotsman, other times his lustrous beard would be jet black set against olive skin. Nevertheless, this relentless lumber-jacking quieted the deranged ramblings of his spirit — if only for a little while.
You see, it’s not that he WANTED to be a maniac, mind you. It’s just that he was always listening to Shelter Point’s brooding tunes on his iPod. The second he stopped listening, his desire to be a lumberjack stopped. Still, before he made that realization, he damn near cleared half the forest!