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Naima Bock – ”Below A Massive Dark Land” Album Release Live Show

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Join us on Thursday 26th September 2024 at 7:00pm for a super intimate instore show & Signing session, as we celebrate the new album “Below A Massive Dark Land” On Sub Pop records

 

 

All formats will be collected before the instore performance. This acts as your ticket. We’ll send more entry details nearer to the time of the show.

 

Please select ‘click & collect’ if you don’t want this item posted.

 

One Purchase Per Person for Entry.

 

Ticket Bundles are:

 

£22.99 – LP Loser Edition Eco Yellow Vinyl & Entry To The Instore Show

 

£12.99 – CD & Entry To The Instore Show 

 

This is an ‘instore show’, designed to encourage purchasing physical copies of the new album.

 

Each copy you purchase, will be ‘chart’ scanned by us in the shop and will help the artist reach a high chart position. 

 

This has many benefits for the band, and means that as a fan – you helped contribute to that success!

 

As a record shop, we want to encourage the culture of buying physical music and also means we can host more of these amazing intimate shows!

 

More on the new record below…

 

Most of the writing of Naima Bock’s second album, Below A Massive Dark Land, was a solitary affair. It may not sound like it – it’s made up of strong, purposeful arrangements with a huge host of musicians, filled with cradling space and warm light. This will also come as a surprise to anyone who has seen Naima perform in the time since the release of her 2022 debut Giant Palm, which was undoubtedly a communal experience. But there’s power in the solitary, too. Giant Palm was arranged with collaborator Joel Burton, but going this one alone in search of something that was truly hers, Naima found she was capable of more. “After me and Joel stopped working together”, she remembers, “it was an impossibility to even fathom doing arrangements myself but then I started learning violin and it was possible”. Finding that she could go it alone was incredibly powerful for Naima: “I think I needed it, to be able to feel proud of something”. Beyond the writing process, however, the record is not a stark, stripped back affair. Below… still has the majesty that made Giant Palm so remarkable. Having tugged the first record down from the skies and spreading it across the earth, Naima finds a newfound vocal power and confidence born from hundreds of hours on stage, and the music sounds fuller, more tangible, and no less enveloping.This can be heard on the album’s lead singles: “Kaley” feels fresh and surprising in its rug-pull choppiness but is distinctly Naima in its swinging, jubilant choruses. The accompanying “Further Away” takes a different tack, drawing you in with its simplicity. Finally, the hazy, luxurious beauty of “Feed My Release” draws on the sepia-toned traditions of The Roches, John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III and imbues them with the kind of stark confessional songwriting of Mount Eerie. These are ambitious, rich arrangements that reach deeper and darker lyrically than Giant Palm.Below a Massive Dark Land was predominantly produced by Jack Osborne (Bingo Fury) and Joe Jones, and recorded at The Crypt in north London, with additional production and arrangement by Oliver Hamilton (caroline, Shovel Dance Collective) and Naima herself. Six of the tracks on Below… were mixed by Jason Agel, with the remainder done by Osborne and Jones. The album was mastered by Kevin Tuffy.

 

Below A Massive Dark Land follows Giant Palm, one of 2022’s most critically acclaimed debuts, with rich arrangements and a newfound lyrical and vocal power.

 

Naima has toured extensively with a number of major artists, including A. Savage, J Mascis, Squid, Rodrigo Amarante, Arab Strap, Katy J Pearson, This is the Kit, and more.

 

Track listing:

1.Gentle

2.Kaley

3.Feed My Release

4.My Sweet Body

5.Lines

6.Further Away

7.Takes One

8.Age

9.Moving 10.Star

 

 

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Formats

LP Loser Edition Eco Yellow Vinyl & Entry To The Instore Show, CD & Entry To The Instore Show