Peace Signs

A 11 track pop album (40m 50s) — released November 16th 2018 on Gare du Nord Records

Peace Signs is led by Keiron Phelan, best known as co-founder (alongside Brian Eno biographer David Sheppard) of cult millennial post rockers State River Widening, for the bright Chagall pop of Anglo-Japanese outfit Smile Down Upon Us and the Debussy infused neo-classicisms of littlebow.

Peace Signs is a band, of sorts. A serendipitous conglomeration of sympathetic talent, featuring (among many) lavish contributions from rising kosmisch-folk star Brona McVittie and musical polymath Oliver Cherer (Dollboy, Gilroy Mere, The Assistant), powered by Papernut Cambridge main-man Ian Button and indie doyen producer Giles Barrett.

Songs about hippie girlfriends (Peace Signs), hippy priests (Hippy Priest) scandi-noir heroines (New Swedish Fiction), Japanese satellites (Satellite Hitori), Geoffrey Chaucer (Canterbury), jealousy (Ain't She Grown?) and Jesus (My Children Just The Same).

A Slapp Happy and Hunky Dory kind of platter; Phelan vocalising like a non-dozy Kevin Ayers with hints of both Bolanesque willfulness and Bill Fay sincerety. Imagine a confrontational Neil Hannon fronting The Incredible String Band and you're on the right protest march.

Peace out.

***** - Shindig! Album Review

Full of gorgeous arrangements, lyrically rich and melodic, but also full of surprises, curve-balls and intriguing cul-de-sacs....a highly recommended release. - Harmonic Distortion Album Review

It is without doubt, one of the finest albums that I’ve heard this year.... - Terrascope Album Review

Full of lovely little songs, charmingly sung by Phelan with deceptive whimsy masking some serious intent. - Norman Records Album Review

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