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Timber Timbre releases new single ‘Until The Night Is Over’

| On 23, Sep 2010

“moments of black humour and spectral beauty” The Guardian

“the perfect introduction to Kirk’s film noir environment of empty roadhouses and dusty jukeboxes, pitch-black swamplands and spooky shacks” BBC Music

Canadian luminary Timber Timbre is set to release a new single ‘Until The Night Is Over’ on the 4th October via Full Time Hobby. Currently in the middle of a European tour with Phosphorescent, Timber Timbre return to the UK on Monday 27th September for a one-off headline show at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen in London. Get tickets here:

Timber Timbre are to release their self-titled debut album in the UK on Monday 27th September, which Rolling Stone have described as ‘thick with come-hither shadows and skeletal-blues suspense”. ‘Until The Night Is Over’ is the second release from the album, a song about how our bodies will inevitably fail us, and one which tips a hat to ‘House of The Rising Sun’.

Led by guitarist/vocalist Taylor Kirk, who is haunted by the history of pop music, Timber Timbre distil Taylor’s favourite elements from blues to folk, jazz and early rock and roll and film score music into a collection of pop songs. “The idea was to make something that could have come from any time. Well, let’s say any time within the last 60 years or so … These are love songs to be sure, but it is also music about music”. “The album was intended to be a collection of songs that would capture the essence of the music I grew up with and loved.”

Timber Timbre have gained a devoted following with their spellbinding performances at unusual venues around Toronto and more recently supporting the Low Anthem across America and wen Pallett on his first ever US and Canadian tour. The years have also marked a rapid progression from dusty, lo-fi bedroom blues to the sophisticated, cinematic studio work, and the formation of the band as a true three-piece, with Kirk joined by Mika Posen on violin and Simon Trottier on lap steel, autoharp and synth. Witnessing Taylor “swallowing his despair in echo-laided rockabilly gulps against the harsh-treble notes he plucked from his guitar and the sandpapered shiver of Mika’s violin” when he saw the band at a recent show, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke could have sworn Taylor’s slow mourning-blues groan was that of original Fleetwood Mac singer-guitarist Peter Green.

Recorded in Kirk’s home studio and with the finishing touches added at the Lincoln County Social Club with producer Chris Stringer, response to ‘Timber Timbre’ has so far been tremendous, a groundswell building up through genuine word-of-mouth that led to a Polaris Music Prize long-list nomination and the cover of Toronto’s Eye Weekly in July, who declared it, “Album of the Year”

‘Timber Timbre’ is a stunning record that captures the listener’s attention with what is there as much as what is not. The sum of the parts, however, is something grounded in a strange place where genre descriptions like blues, country, and folk intersect, becoming secondary to the precision of the moods being conjured, maybe best summed up by David Fricke again, who declares it “compelling, unforgiving-country music, like Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds stripped to a low-watt, high anxiety trio”. David liked it so much he brought the album himself at the merch desk.