Glasgow based duo, FENELLA are set to release their debut album via a joint label venture with Last Night from Glasgow and Little Tiger Records on the 29th of March 2019.
‘A Gift From Midnight’, recorded with Samuel Joseph Smith at Green Door Studio, will be available digitally at all major outlets and be released on limited edition vinyl. The new long player features nine truly innovative new tracks and includes the recent ‘Shooter’ and forthcoming single ‘Malicious’.
FENELLA are Mairi Whittle (vocals) and Jack Boyce (guitars / piano) and they met while studying in Glasgow around two years ago. Bonding over a shared admiration of artists from Elektra Records’ output such as Love, Nico and The Doors they’ve also taken inspiration from the likes of The Velvet Underground, Tim Buckley and Billie Holliday together with modern jazz and European cabaret.
Having released a couple of singles on Little Tiger Records, a label run by students from Riverside Music College in Busby in Scotland, FENELLA were now building up an enthusiastic fan base and were picking up airplay on BBC 6Music and BBC Radio Scotland. Over the last twelve months they’ve also played prestigious support slots with artists such as Vic Godard, Lloyd Cole, Jazzateers, James Grant, Justin Currie, and were on the bill at Marina Records 25th Anniversary concert at Celtic Connections in Glasgow along with James Kirk, Malcolm Ross, The Bathers, BMX Bandits, The Pearlfishers.
FENELLA have recently signed to Last Night from Glasgow and Little Tiger Records in a joint venture to release their debut album. It is a unique collaboration by two labels with specialisms outwith the norm – Last Night from Glasgow runs on socialist principles with 100% of all profits from releases going to artists whist the students who run Little Tiger are involved in all processes from A&R through to marketing and promotion (under the auspices of lecturer Douglas MacIntyre – The Creeping Bent Organisation / The Sexual Objects / Port Sulphur)
To coincide with the album release, FINELLA play at a special launch show at The Blue Arrow jazz club on Glasgow’sSauchiehall Street. More live dates will be announced very soon.