Rattling Bones

by The Eastern Swell

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The lead single from the forthcoming “One Day, A Flood” debut album by The Eastern Swell is “Rattling Bones”. Written by guitarist and vocalist Chris Reeve and with string arrangements and production by Pete Harvey (of King Creosote, Modern Studies & Meursault repute), it will be available to download from September 2nd and serves as an excellent primer for the album.

A multi sectioned track, after a brief calm before the storm, we’re suddenly catapulted into a dark hypnotic guitar riff with echoes of Link Wray, Duane Eddy, The Cramps and Led Zeppelin abounding, before we emerge into the light and the song proper commences.

Against a gorgeous, almost countryesque backdrop, lead vocalist Lainie Urqhuart sings about the fears of getting older and the vulnerability of love: “I’m troubled by thoughts, but I’m prepared to walk this rough shod path to its end”.

After a couple of minutes, an unexpected key change and guitar solo ushers us into the third section of the song before we return to the opening guitar riff as the song reaches it’s thundering climax.

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RATTLING BONES

DEER ON THE MOUNTAIN,
I FOLLOW THEM WITH MY EYES.
I'M STANDING IN THE WINTER SUN,
BUT I'M HIDDEN FROM YOUR SIGHT

I'D SWIM ACROSS THIS COLD STREAM,
IF THAT WOULD GET TO YOU.
YOU'RE THE HARDEST STONE I'VE COME ACROSS,
YOU GIVE ME DAYDREAMS IN BLUE

AN OVERGROWN DESERTED TRACK
WINDS IT'S LONELY WAY TO YOU.
HOW AM I GOING TO FIND MY WAY BACK
FROM THESE DAYDREAMS IN BLUE?

I'M TROUBLED BY THOUGHTS,
BUT I'M PREPARED TO WALK
THIS ROUGH SHOD PATH TO ITS END
(I WANT YOU)
THESE RATTLING BONES ARE GOING TO GET ME HOME,
YOU BETTER BE THERE TO LET ME IN
(I WANT YOU)
DO YOU WANT ME TOO?

DEER ON THE MOUNTAIN,
IN DREAMS THE COLOURS BLEED.
THE THUNDEROUS ROAR OF YOU,
TEARING A HOLE OUT OF THE MORTAL CORE OF ME

TEETH AS SHARP AS HAWTHORN,
YOUR FINGERS COLD AS ICE.
I FEEL LIKE THOSE DEER ON THE MOUNTAINSIDE,
IN THE WINTER'S EVENING LIGHT

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released September 2, 2016
Written by Chris Reeve
Produced by Pete Harvey & The Eastern Swell

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Stereogram Recordings Edinburgh, UK

STEREOGRAM RECORDINGS is an Edinburgh based record label run by musician/DJ JEREMY THOMS with press and PR by journalist INNES REEKIE.
Artist roster includes THE VINTAGE CALVINOS, THE CATHODE RAY, JAMES KING & THE LONEWOLVES, ROY MOLLER, ST.CHRISTOPHER MEDAL, THE FABULOUS ARTISANS, BAND OF HOLY JOY, LOLA IN SLACKS, NEW LEAF, MILTON STAR, THE EASTERN SWELL, STOOR and THOSE UNFORTUNATES
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