English Rose (Single)

by Reichenbach Falls

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'... while many of the tracks on their debut Reports of Snow called to mind Grant Lee Buffalo or the Felice Brothers, this track has a sort of upland quality. Vaguely Belle and Sebastian in its gait, it’s brighter, more shimmering, and more fitting for this British summer that is surely going to arrive any minute.' - The Guardian

'Belle & Sebastian with a Sunday hangover & a bit of twang. Lovely.' - Baylen Leonard, Amazing Radio

FROM THE ALBUM 'THE TRAITOR SHORE', COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2015

Music/Lyrics - Davies

Abe Davies - Vocals / Acoustic guitars
Jamie Cooper - Electric guitar
Ben Walker - Farfisa
Nick Simms - Drums
Josh Rigal - Bass
Tamara Parsons-Baker - Backing vocals
Jonathan Anderson - Percussion

lyrics

ENGLISH ROSE:

In a bedroom abloom with an english rose I thought
We were looking for each other's hearts under all those winter clothes
We found them in bodies that need more than love
Found them in places you wouldn't tell your mother about
La-da-da-da-da

I've carried the day in so many ways
And still lost everything anyway so ... -

Paint a red heart on the doors of your darlings
Make a grey mark on the doors of your dead
Paint a red heart on the doors of your darlings
Make a grey mark on the doors of your dead

The afternoon was astrewn with dark forebodings
We were having trouble telling all the magpies apart from the gathering crows
We dulled our brains on bottles of wine
Whetted our hearts til they were keen as any sidelong glance on the good old goodbyes

Paint a red heart on the doors of your darlings
Make a grey mark on the doors of your dead
Paint a red heart on the doors of your darlings
Make a grey mark on the doors of your dead

My god I'm afraid of blond girls now
And I hate French cars and the smell of marigolds
La-da-da-da-da

I've buried that day in so many graves
I've held its head under the countless waves, so ... -

Paint a red heart on the doors of your darlings
Make a grey mark on the doors of your dead
Paint a red heart on the doors of your darlings
Make a grey mark on the doors of your dead
Paint a red heart on the doors of your darlings
Make a grey mark on the doors of your dead

credits

released May 25, 2015
Recorded at Strawhouse Studios, Oxfordshire
Additional tracking at Abe's house & Ben's house
Mixed & Mastered by Jon Anderson at Buena Vista Audio, Vancouver, BC

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Reichenbach Falls UK

Featured on The Guardian's Americana Playlist

'affecting lyricism ... wiry guitars and propulsive drums calling to mind The National ... ' Drowned in Sound

'a collision of indie, alternative rock, folk and pop that rewards and uplifts in equal measure.' - Music OMH

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