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16 July 2022

Frightened Rabbit Guitarist Simon Liddell Forms New Band

Frightened Rabbit Poster Paints
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Frightened Rabbit guitarist Simon Liddell has joined forces with vocalist Carla J Easton of TeenCanteen to form a new band, Poster Paints.

Their self-titled debut album is due out on 14 October on Ernest Jenning Record Co/Olive Grove Records. Alongside the album announcement, Poster Paints have released the single Falling Hard, which arrives with a visual directed by Austin Temby.

“The project started as an accident before the pandemic kicked off,” Easton said of the band’s formation. “Si had sent me an instrumental for a piece he had scored for a short film and asked if I could put some vocals on it.

“I completely misunderstood what he was asking me to do and wrote an entire song to the piece of music and emailed it back to him. When harsh lockdowns kicked in, we both decided we would try and do some more songs like this – it was a way to keep collaborating when you couldn’t even go for a walk outside with someone from another household never mind be in a rehearsal room with someone.”

Easton went on, “This song was a bit of a writing experiment. Si sent me the track which is 3 minutes of summer guitar pop. I had recently been doing a lot of free writing in the morning (where you write non-stop without thinking and the only rule is to fill 3 pages of your notebook – also called ‘Morning Pages’) and had ended up down a route recalling an ill-fated attempt to get what I want one hot Summer and subsequently falling from grace, splitting my shin open in the process. But I never gave up. It’s a relentless 3 minutes of chasing dreams born from the uncensored pages of my notebook.”

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