“Footsteps” is the first single from Hidden Orchestra’s upcoming debut album ‘Night Walks’, and will be released on 16th August as a free digital download from Bandcamp, where fans will also be able to stream three other tracks from the album over a month ahead of its release.
A laid back song with jazzy drums bouncing off a hip hop beat, and one of the only tracks on the album with vocals, “Footsteps” employs the smoky tones of singer Julia Biel, and the atmospheric, almost human trumpet sound of Phil Cardwell. “Footsteps” has previously been supported on BBC Radio 1 (Scotland), BBC 6Music and BBC Scotland’s Jazz House show.
The driving force behind the Edinburgh-based Hidden Orchestra is the acute artistic vision of Joe Acheson, a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer, music producer, sound designer and producer/presenter of radio documentaries for stations including BBC Radio 3 and 1Xtra. Formerly known as the Joe Acheson Quartet, Hidden Orchestra have long been championed by BBC Radio 1’s Introducing in Scotland and they enjoy an enviable reputation for their stunning live gigs.
If i were you id deffinatly try and remember to get hold of the track for free on the 16th, youd be pretty cretinous not to. Listening to the sneaky press release, the song is hard to explain, seriously stormy with ghost like singing, my kind of thing! Check out the bands myspace by following this here link…..