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Hello (Single)

by Songs of Green Pheasant

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Rusted Rail is delighted to release the new digital single from Songs of Green Pheasant, 'Hello'.

The tune is a summer folk-pop gem and is the first single ahead of the release of the full length Songs of Green Pheasant album "When The Weather Clears", which will see the light of day on CD on Rusted Rail later on in 2020.

Cover image by Duncan Sumpner.

There is also a music video for the single - youtu.be/Tfu913eM-C8

"A slice of summer folk-pop" - Galway Advertiser

A Rusted Rail Release


released June 5, 2020
Songs of Green Pheasant Bio:
The musical project of Stockport-based Duncan Sumpner, Songs of Green Pheasant have found a home for their homespun candle-lit narcoleptic folk at Rusted Rail. Written and recorded by Sumpner on 4-track and 8-track machines, his dreamfolk-pop stylings are cloaked in a gentle fog of impressionistic instrumentation and cloudy harmonies. An ideal late night or rainy day listen, these hazey transmissions reveal a sonambulant songcraft which can proudly nestle comfortably next to drifting pioneers such as Hood, Talk Talk and Bark Psychosis. "Soft Wounds" by Songs of Green Pheasant was released on Rusted Rail in 2012.

Songs of Green Pheasant "Soft Wounds"

"Here he is, offering another small collection of songs to the world, his weightless, almost androgynous voice still drifting above the songs, nursed by a cloud of reverb. Sumpner's songwriting is as "haunted" as his lyrics are, with fragile figures for guitar spinning in cycles while violins and trumpets sing out long, lone notes. The patience with which he tends these arrangements reminds slightly of Bark Psychosis's Hex, though the melodies on "Teenwolf" are pure Fleetwood Mac. It's a beautiful record, perfectly poised and delivered."
- Dusted Magazine

"Don't be fooled by the understated nature of Sumpner's songcraft or the lack of fanfare that has greeted this January release - Soft Wounds is one of the year's first great albums and it deserves to be heard." - NoRipcord

"Soft Wounds is only the latest in a row of releases that cement Rusted Rail's reputation as one of the finest alternative folk labels in Europe at the moment. For me, this is another warmly gentle record to cherish, a gem that comes recommended to all lovers of indie folk, singer/songwriter, and the like." - Evening of Light

"The eight-track album is a gentle, slow, and mellow collection of folk-pop and indie - this is one for the quiet night in when you want to relax - bedsit ballads for indie ears." - Galway Advertiser

"Jazzy horns, freak folk interludes and psych folk melodies shuffled with AM radio pop tunes, all perfectly matched together like a midnight summer dream." - Sound Injections


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Micro-Independent record label based in Galway Ireland. Home to releases by Songs of Green Pheasant, A Lilac Decline. Cubs, The Driftwood Manor, Phantom Dog Beneath The Moon, The Declining Winter, Good Shepherd, Loner Deluxe and many more. ... more

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