February 5, 2023

Experience guitarist and songwriter Andy Bell releases a brand new compilation album known as Unusual Loops & Outer Psych on February 10, 2023.

The CD-only launch marks the tip of the marketing campaign for Andy’s second solo album Flicker, which got here out to nice acclaim in February 2022, and rounds up 16 tracks from his latest run of three EPs (I Am A Unusual Loop, The Grounding Course of and Untitled Movie Stills) that have been made up of remixes, acoustic variations and covers of songs that impressed the album.

The brand new CD launch contains 4 tracks that weren’t included on the unique limited-edition vinyl releases, which have all however offered out.

It additionally contains the majestic Maps remix of ‘It Will get Simpler’, as heard on Lauren Laverne’s present on BBC Radio 6 Music, and his fuzzed-up cowl of Yoko Ono’s track ‘Hear, The Snow Is Falling’ – which was lately given the official seal of approval when Yoko herself tweeted Innerstrings’ unbelievable video to her 4.5 million followers.

There are additional remixes by David Holmes, Richard Norris, bdrmm, A Place To Bury Strangers and Claude Cooper, in addition to covers of songs by The Kinks, Arthur Russell and Pentangle and 5 fragile acoustic takes on Flicker album tracks.

“Virtually a 12 months to the day since I launched Flicker here’s a technicolour companion piece that pulls collectively the tracks from the EPs to color within the edges of the document,” says Andy.

“Influences, stripped down acoustic reworks and remixes by my pals, comrades and heroes all hopefully assist the listener see the place my head was once I made Flicker, but in addition it stands up as an honest pay attention in its personal proper.”

The CD was mastered in New York by Heba Kadry and is sequenced like a mixtape, which makes for a correct listening expertise.

“Hatful Of Hole is my favorite Smiths album, simply saying,” explains Andy. “Because of everybody who supported my music in 2022, I respect you all, see you in 2023.”

Andy Bell

Full tracklisting:

The Sky With out You (David Holmes Radical Mycology Remix)
It Will get Simpler (Maps Remix)
Our Final Evening Collectively (Arthur Russell cowl)
The Method Love Used To Be (The Kinks cowl)
One thing Like Love (Richard Norris Remix)
Hear, The Snow Is Falling (Yoko Ono cowl)
She Calls The Tune (Acoustic Model)
Love Is The Frequency (Acoustic Model)**
Mild Flight (Pentangle cowl)
Lifeline (Acoustic Model)
World Of Echo (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix)**
Sidewinder (Claude Cooper Remix)**
Method Of The World (bdrmm Remix)
World Of Echo (Acoustic Model)
One thing Like Love (Acoustic Model)
One thing Like Love (Richard Norris Remix – Instrumental)**

** Unique to this launch

INTERVIEW: Experience guitarist and songwriter Andy Bell on his sequence of EPs & second solo album, Flicker – pay attention right here. 

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