The Bathers - Sunpowder LP


Label: Marina

Release Date: October 30th, 2020

Edition of 690.

Marina present the long-awaited reissue of The Bathers' Sunpowder, originally released in 1995. 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. Liz Fraser of The Cocteau Twins contributes vocals on a couple of songs on Sunpowder. 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.