Such Small Hands has created a “stripped and raw version” of her breathtaking debut album, Carousel, which is available to pre-order on Bandcamp as a very limited edition CD, each hand-numbered with a unique hand-painted sleeve. Alternatively, if you are not one of the speedy first 150 fans to secure a disc, or if CDs are just are thing of the past to you now, then luckily you can also order the album digitally.
Both the CD and digital album will be released on 7th May 2021, having been engineered and mastered again by little ol’ me. This time I’m even burning the discs for you, too, from my humble home studio.
Such Small Hands will also be performing the album in full later that day via livestream on Bandcamp. Tickets are £7 for the performance happening live at 8pm BST, and it will be available to stream for 24 hours after if you miss it – or just want to watch again!
I was delighted to have been asked to master Carousel, the debut album from Such Small Hands. Who just so happens to be my little sister, Melanie, but that doesn’t make me any less honoured to have my name in black and white (literally) on the album sleeve. I may have mixed and mastered a few tracks for her previously (Ghost, Anything But Nothing) but being involved in her official album release has been an inspiring experience and I am thrilled that the CDs have now landed safely through people’s letterboxes and tracks are being streamed in all their hauntingly melancholic glory across the world wide musical web.
If, for some reason, you still haven’t managed to listen to Carousel then don’t delay any further. You can find it in all the digital places and you can even buy the CD with some of your hard earned English (or otherwise) pennies. Such Small Hands will gain another fan, I’ll get a tiny royalty and everybody will be happy.
The first single from the upcoming Such Small Hands album has been released exclusively on Bandcamp, where you can stream or download the song in all its beautiful entirety for free.
Do I Belong Here? is one of my favourite tracks from the record. As with the rest of the album, it is her signature blend of deep layers of harmonies and vocal effects that I love. They build throughout Do I Belong Here? and cry out with the hurt of rejection over the melodic and gentle rhythm of the guitar, and I can’t deny it is a song that I significantly relate to on a personal level.
I am once again very pleased to have assisted Such Small Hands with a mix for another release, which is a fab little demo born out lockdown. This gives us all a sneaky taste of what is to come with her new album, which has sadly been delayed until later this year for obvious reasons.
In the meantime, please enjoy Anything But Nothing by my awesome little sister and her new pink hair.