Rough Trade and Remote Control are pleased to share the new song & video from sunshine folk/pop outfit PicaPica. ‘Day To Day Parade’ is taken their debut album Together & Apart which will be released Friday 7 June.
Together & Apart was recorded at the end of 2018 and is produced by Mobo / Mercury Nominated Producer Sonny Johns who also plays bass on the record.
The album is about health and heartache, spring and shade, love and loss and life. PicaPica are able to balance life’s joys and sorrows beautifully, effortlessly, and in continuous harmony, viewing life’s coloured photographs as imagined through their silvery negatives.
PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns, a tiding of magpies picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop and indie folk. Josienne and Samantha met on the London acoustic music scene several years ago and immediately shared a love of singing and writing. They have been unofficially collaborating for years, often singing backing vocals for each other’s projects or just singing harmonies together for the pure enjoyment of it. The other half of PicaPica aka Adam Beattie, Scotland’s king of soft-spoken chanson, brings gently morphing textures and detailed guitar playing to every bar, while Sonny Johns bass playing and production give PicaPica’s otherworldly compositions a seriously grounded sound.
PicaPica – ‘Day To Day Parade’
Purchase / Stream: https://picapica.lnk.to/togetherandapart