I See Angels are the kind of band people need to start waking up to, having already self-released two albums of great promise in ‘I See Angels' (2011) and ‘Your Memories Are You’ (2013). Both albums contain a handful of gems… Embryo, After The Rain, Accelerated Love… these are songs you could easily become obsessive about. It feels like they’ve been learning their craft organically… content to slowly seep into people’s consciousness, rather than bang on any doors. Atoms (Breakdown) is a lost Manchester classic… it’s that special, revealing more emotion within it than most artists could ever hope to find. Taken from ‘Artificial Sunshine’ EP, Wide-Open is their finest composition so far, beautifully woven dream-pop with Radiohead-esque ambitions. Paul Baird’s broken-hearted vocals holding the track together before it drifts away into the distance like it never existed. (TRU LUV - ENGLAND)
This group, which you've probably never heard of, will change your life. It is almost unbelievable that I See Angels is, for now, known only to a happy few. Ideally, the group would have the world at its feet. I See Angels continue regardless, making this world a little more beautiful. A song like Wide Open is worthy of the greatest. Paul Baird distills the emotions with an intensity that few singers can claim. This is music that will save the world. (J'AI TOUT LU, TOUT VU, TOUT BU - FRANCE)
The realm of dreams is the music of I See Angels, where everything is possible. (MONODEFEKT - BERLIN)
With its mix of dream-pop, electro and big guitars, Artificial Sunshine EP shows a group wanting to constantly reinvent themselves. I See Angels are the complete package, it's impossible to understand how the music industry hasn't cottoned on yet. (DANS LE MUR... DU SON - FRANCE)
The six-track EP features Wide-Open, former Cocteau Twins member & Bella Union boss, Simon Raymonde's track of the week on Amazing Radio - 4/8/14 and choice track on XFM along with Paper Kites.
released August 4, 2014
Songs by Paul Baird.
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Stephen De Sarasola.
Artwork: Vaccums and Cohorts by Farah Willem.
Paul Baird - Vocals/Guitar/Keys/Programming
Martin Cowan - Bass
Chris Norwood - Drums/Percussion