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Scratchy Records

Easter 'Facsimile Of A Dream' CD PRE-ORDER

£10.99

Scratchy Records

Easter 'Facsimile Of A Dream' CD PRE-ORDER

£10.99

Release Date: 23/02/2024

'3rd album from Manc indie-rockers is a twin-guitared lockdown diary tunefest'

Produced by Simon ‘Ding’ Archer (PJ Harvey, The Pixies, The Fall) at 6db studios in Salford, the album title seems to refer to the lockdown period in one sense, a document of that time, but as frontman Tom Long elaborates: “It also harks back to pre-lockdown, when there was actually a possibility of some change on offer. Unfortunately we’re forbidden from talking about that. There were solutions to many of the problems we face now, but that dream was crushed, never to be spoken of again”. Manchester indie-rockers Easter have built a reputation as one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Spurred along by singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Long with a rotating cast of Manc-underground shredders, they’re a formidable live act who’ve toured the UK repeatedly and provided support for post-rock behemoths Mono, avant-rockers Ranga and Mugstar but also poppier acts such as Canadian shoe-gazers Tallies.

However, for all of Manchester’s illustrious musical history,
it’s hard to bring to mind a local act that they compare or aspire to. Instead Easter’s binoculars are fixed on the fuzzy indie-rock of Dinosaur Jr , Guided By Voices and Teenage Fanclub with added twin-guitar weaving recalling the articulate jams of Television, Chris Forsyth and even Wishbone Ash. Only in Tom’s vocals are there occasional hints of their surroundings with echoes of the Mozza and a few junctions away across the M62, Dave Gedge.

They’ve found admirers in Huw Stephens and Tom Ravenscroft at 6Music and garnered praise from Uncut, Record Collector and NYC’s The Big Takeover while building a loyal fanbase across the UK.



“A welcome throwback to the wry, self-lacerating
alt.rock of the early 90s”
Uncut

“Astonishing”
Record Collector

“Lovely bit of noise”
Tom Ravenscroft BBC 6 Music

It devilishly combines a banged acoustic with spiky electric, like Bevis Frond covering A Catholic Education by Teenage Fanclub. If this is “Hell,” give us more!”
Big Takeover

Easter are - Tom Long - Vocals/Guitar Gavin Clarke – Guitar Paul
Flieshman - Drums/Backing Vocals Graham Blyth – Bass live