Brigg Fair Kindly Request You Kill Yourself for Change

By on May 20, 2012


Brigg Fair Kindly Request You Kill Yourself for Change
Brigg Fair specializes in lush, indie orchestral power pop. The backbone of the band is Geoff Ereth, with his penchant for the piano and insightful lyrics. Under the watchful eyes and ears of the multi-instrumentalist Ereth, Brigg Fair have just independently released their debut full-length album, thought provokingly titled Kill Yourself for Change. They’ve also just released a haunting new video for the wistful and sweeping new ballad, “Last Surrender.”

Just as they looked across the pond for inspiration, when it came time to record the album, they tapped British producer extraordinaire, Lestyn Polson, well known for his solid work with the likes of David Bowie and Patti Smith. Inspired by Talk Talk’s divergent classic Spirit of Eden, Polson cut the majority of the record live with the band in the studio, including vocals. The decision may have proved demanding, but the final result is a clear success that manages to capture the dynamism and verve of Brigg Fair’s most astute live performances.

Recorded primarily in upstate New York, Kill Yourself for Changeis a stunning debut that benefits from guest collaborations with composers Brian Senti and Trevor Gureckis, who helped tighten and transform the already rich orchestral arrangements on tracks like “Lydia” and “Kill Yourself for Change.” Brigg Fair, whose namesake comes from that of an Old English folk tune, have drawn more than favorable comparisons to modern masters of their genre like The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs, Doves, Coldplay, and Bloc Party. 



Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.