BEACH COMBER, a lo-fi indie project masterminded by film composer and guitarist Rory Friers (And So I Watch You From Afar), has unveiled debut single ‘Two Set Sail’ and announced the release of the album Parting Cuts this Friday, 24th April.
Watch the video to ‘Two Set Sail’ here: https://youtu.be/WJFqIl6ozZ8
A very personal project that was never intended for release, Rory found new relevance in Parting Cuts in these times of lockdown, and has decided to put it out to the world.
Rory commented: “This record was never really meant to be heard by a lot of people, it was made in a little make shift studio near the beach on the north coast of Antrim and it was made with only two people in mind. It was about that soreness you get in your belly when you’re missing the people you love most in the world and the pride in seeing the best in human spirit come out when it’s most needed. I’d been feeling those things more than ever right now so decided it was the right time to put them out”
Rory spends most of his time between scoring films and touring the world with instrumental rockers And So I Watch You From Afar, but during some time off a few years ago he set to work on what would become BEACH COMER and Parting Cuts.
He moved into a small attic room in a remote farmhouse above the cliffs of north Antrim (Northern Ireland) to make an album as a gift to his sister Ciara and her husband Dara on their wedding day. The room contained little more than a bed, a chair and a desk; he brought little more than his guitar and a microphone, his laptop and a few of boxes of stuff to shake and bang.
He spent the next two weeks writing and recording a collection of songs inspired by a beautiful yet heart breaking year travelling the world that Ciara and Dara had just returned home from. It was to be a year of happiness and sadness, love and loss, seeing new lands, tragically losing people they loved, holding hope, battling through, keeping on.
Rory based these songs on their experiences, he wrote songs for each turn, each step of the journey. He has woven music to tell the story. He wrote, recorded, performed, mixed and mastered these in just a couple weeks; a snap shot of a very special time. This is a love story in many ways, a collection of thoughtfully constructed songs full of themes of family, of separation, of loss and ultimately of reuniting, themes that seemed pertinent enough right now to be the catalyst to release this very personal record in this moment we’re all enduring.
Pre-save Parting Cuts here: https://show.co/iYDpBEJhttps://show.co/iYDpBEJ
Pay what you want for Parting Cuts (from Friday) here: https://roryfriers.bandcamp.com/
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