Old House Playground will be releasing their latest EP ‘The Great Escape’ via Horus Music on 22 June 2015.
Old House Playground is a three piece contemporary blues/alt-rock band with roots in the songwriting culture of traditional Greek folk music. Lead track ‘Polite Fiction’ is a blues drenched song with a slight rock and roll style and even though the horn section really shouldn’t work with this, it adds a layer to it that would actually be lacking without it.
The new EP strips down the band’s sound, melodies are more exposed, there is a fluency to the band’s work, old boundaries have been broken, and new forms created. Parallel to these sessions, Old House Playground have been working with Oscar winning music producer Clive Martin (David Byrne, “The Last Emperor”) composing the musical score for Barney Spender’s documentary “The Road to Sparta”. The film depicts competitors running the 246 km race from Athens to Sparta, and Old House Playground’s urgent Cretan rhythms and driving rebetiko provide an evocative soundtrack.The film is scheduled to be premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2016.
The band also have some live dates in June in the UK:
6 June – Tiger Lounge, Manchester
18 June – Gullivers, Manchester (this is the launch party for the EP)
19 June – Ship and Anchor, Southport
23 June – Bristol
24 June – Paper Dress – London
‘The Great Escape’ Track Listing:
All Day Today
The Great Escape