The Bathers - Kelvingrove Baby LP
Release Date: October 30th, 2020
Edition of 690.
Marina present the long-awaited reissue of The Bathers' Kelvingrove Baby, originally released in 1997. The Bathers (aka Chris Thomson) from Glasgow are somewhat of a Scottish national treasure. Listen to these albums, and you'll know why. Enter a musical universe of intricate arrangements, lush orchestrations, swoony vocals, and songs of deep emotional beauty. With nods to Van Morrison, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Tim Hardin, and Leonard Cohen. Moody Wurlitzers and mesmerizing pianos are joined by violins, accordions, and acoustic guitars to create a hypnotic, totally unique sound. Chamber pop at its very best. James Grant of Love & Money, and Thomson's fellow musician in legendary '80s pop band Friends Again, supplies backing vocals and guitar. Isobel Campbell from Belle & Sebastian plays cello. A match made in heaven with the music of Chris Thomson. Turn the lights down low, turn up the volume, and get on a trip with these very special, truly cinematic and, yes, quite spectacular albums.