The Eden House 'Half Life' CD & 180g LP
The long-awaited new album from this gothic-prog rock band.
Features an array of guests, including vocalists Lee Douglas (Anathema) and Monica Richards (Faith & the Muse), guitarists Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) and Simon Hinkler (The Mission).
The London-based gothic/prog rock/trip-hop band The Eden House release a new single and album on CD, 180g vinyl LP and download, four years after their acclaimed debut album ‘Smoke & Mirrors’.
The Eden House is a collaborative project based around the nucleus of Stephen Carey, ex-Adoration, and Tony Pettitt, the Fields of the Nephilim founder bassist who recently rejoined that band for various live performances. The pair have attracted an eclectic selection of guest artists on their recordings, each adding their diverse talents to the music.
‘Half Life’ utilises six female lead vocalists, including Lee Douglas (from Anathema), Jordan Reyne, Laura Bennett and Monica Richards (of US band Faith & The Muse). Guesting musicians include guitarists Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) and Simon Hinkler (The Mission) along with top violinist Bob Loveday.
Over the past four years the band have gigged widely across the UK and Europe, including headlining festivals in Germany, Belgium, Poland and the UK. Two maxi-EPs were issued in the interim: ‘The Looking Glass’ paired with a DVD live studio performance, and the ‘Timeflows’ mini-album in 2012.
A London album live launch event took place in June at the Kings Cross Lexington and they headline the Sacrosanct Festival in Berkshire on 28th September. A new series of gigs across Europe and the UK is planned for the autumn.
A video for the recent single ‘Bad Men’ featuring Monica Richards has been unveiled: http://youtu.be/rLPST6_SsUE and here is a 14-minute album preview:
1. Bad Men, 2. Indifference, 3. Wasted On Me, 4. Hunger, 5. The Empty Space, 6. Butterfies, 7. The Tempest, 8. City of Goodbyes, 9. First Light. Duration: 50:45