Human Pyramids, the explosive and uplifting project from Scottish composer Paul Russell of instrumental outfit Axes have announced their new album ‘Home’ released on the 10th of November via Three Mile Town Records.
The new album “Home” takes punk energy and fuses electronic elements with soaring orchestral arrangements performed by a 16 strong ensemble whose jubilant live shows have has seen them make appearances at End of the Road, 2000 Trees and Glastonbury festival.
Raised in an old mining village in the central belt of Scotland and now based in Glasgow, Paul Russell has now expanded his Human Pyramids project to feature a number of handpicked musicians spread throughout the UK. The collectives debut album “Planet Shhh!” received glowing reviews across national press, frequent BBC 6music plays and sound-tracked countless documentaries, films and adverts.
‘Home’ is a collection of 12 pieces of music written by Paul Russell, each one a stunning and winding musical experience, the record moving seamlessly across genre and sounds all the while held together by Russell’s distinctive compositional voice. He said about the record: “Since the humble beginnings of the debut album, the band has ballooned. Live shows at End of the Road, 2000 Trees and Glastonbury Festivals saw the addition of a choir and filled the stage with almost 50 people. Writing a follow up was always going to be an ambitious undertaking!”
Very much a celebration of collaboration, the album was supported by Creative Scotland, which allowed Paul to assemble his favourite musicians, arrangers and producers to work on the record, explaining: “I flew up Danish drummer Allan Gunby to track drums with Graeme Young at Chamber Studios. I recorded guitars with Rod Jones from Idlewild in his beautiful Post Electric Studios. Pete Harvey taught me how to arrange for string quartet and we recorded his ensemble with Paul Savage at Chem19. I took a ferry across to a remote peninsula in Cornwall to work with Simon Dobson on brass arrangements and recorded Trumpet, Tuba and French Horn at his Dark Matter Studios.”
The album will be released on the 10th November on Three Mile Town Records (Worldwide) and on the Ricco Label (East/South East Asia)
Human Pyramids will be launching their new album with a release show at The Lexington in London on the 27th of October with the full 16 piece band in tow.
“A Celebration of Sound. Like being caught in a downpour of Smarties” – Steve Lamacq
“As joyful as a labrador dreaming of a field of bones, while obliquely hinting at darkness, like a field of bones.” – The Guardian
“It’s the aural equivalent of mainlining espresso into the bit of your brain that makes your body move” – The 405
26/6/2016 – West Holts Stage @ Glastonbury Festival
22/6/2016 – Red Gallery. London
5/9/2015 – Woods Stage @ End of the Road Festival. Blandford
10/7/2015 – Main Stage @ 2000 Trees Festival. Cheltenham
29/8/2014 – Arc Stage @ Arctangent Festival. Bristol
17/5/2014 – Carefully Planned All Dayer @ Gullivers. Manchester
16/5/2014 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. London
15/5/2014 – All Saints Church. Kingston.
10/5/2014 – The Great Escape Festival @ St. Mary’s Church. Brighton
2/11/2013 – Daylight Music @ The Union Chapel. London
20/10/2013 – A Carefully Planned Festival @ The Soup Kitchen. Manchester