In the midst of the Lockdown, whilst realising that everything he usually does is a collaboration with a group of people standing in the same room, Phil came across a Lou Reed interview where Lou talked about writing the song Vicious and about how it was an assignment from Andy Warhol. Andy gave Lou the title and the first line and, according to Lou, the rest was easy because it became about finishing an assignment. The first difficult step had been done by someone else. Phil then wrote to some fellow artist colleagues around the planet and asked them for an assignment – the title and first line of a song – Maybe there’s a song they’d like to hear that no-one’s written yet?
ASSIGNMENTS #1 contains seven songs written by Phil
after song titles and and first lines were suggested by:
Jacob Wren – a writer and performance-maker based in Montreal Paloma Ayala – an artist focusing on social-based artistic practices, originally from Mexico, now based in Switzerland Charbel Haber – a composer, performer and songwriter from Beirut, Lebanon Erin Hawkins – a writer and teacher living in Ontario, Canada Renée van Trier – a musician, performer and painter from Tilburg, Netherlands
Anyway! Our booking and promo Guy has officially started his new Project called GOD Y. This time he does it all by himself. Playing, recording, designin, filming, directing… you name it. And today the first Single is released!
He made a very cool homemade clip with lots of insights to his gardening and kitten-sitting leasuretime. I love it! Well he’s an artist.. what else would you expect but pure art!
Release show is on Saturday 21st of March at Marsbar in Zurich.
Wonderful artwork and photo by Ronny Hunger.
Brother A is the new solo project of Alban Ringli ( singer of The Circle Brothers ). Live he‘s playing with band ( Michael Cerezo/drums/ Davv / John Sars – Luca Pollioni/ guitar/ Borderline Symphony – Holger Walther /bass).
Enjoy the sweet and dark Folkrock Music, share and spread it – thanks!
A new Single is released today. And a new Member is announced today: Brother A. This is the new project of Circle Brothers singer Alban Ringli, hence Brother A. He wrote, recorded and produced a whole album called “Dreams from the Past” mostly by himself and we are delighted to help him with the release in March 2020.
Meanwhile we tease you with the first single called “Dead Light”:
They play their forst gig tomorrow with Inez at Ziegel oh Lac, Rote Fabrik. It’s a Rockwoche-thing. Better be there!
Yes! Again a new release. This time by the ultimate Floorbrothers. And by the way: I’d like to congratulate them for the “cover of the year award” as far as Ikarus Records releases are concerned!
Out today: new single Alaskan Wild (Winter Version) streaming on all platforms and as a free download on Ikarus Records Bandcamp page. Recorded and mixed at River Sound Studio in 2019 by Reed Mantra and Daen Liqueur; Mastered by Dani Hobi.
Today is Releaseday. Phil Hayes & The Trees are releasing their first Longplayer on Ikarus Records. It’s an E.P but for us this still counts. Because it’s more than the sum of it’s parts. It’s been a long time in the making and ready to let loose..
The EP includes the “radio hit” ANYTHING EVERYTHING as well as new songs COMPLICATED, DON’T BRING US DOWN, TALKING CAR and HERE AND THERE. The Songs were Recorded in Biel with Sirup Gagavil from Puts Marie and in DALA Studios, Winterthur with David Langhard (Howlong Wolf).
Be prepared! Buy it in our Mailorder! And come to one of these concerts to see it live:
14. Dezember 2019 – Helsinki, Zürich
15. Dezember 2019 – Rössli, 3001 Bern
17. Dezember 2019 – Albani, 8400 Winterthur
20. Dezember 2019 – Humbug, Basel
28. Dezember 2019 – Le Singe, Biel
This is Ikarus Records announcing a new Record. Summertime was great. Its time to share something new. It’s a video. It’s Phil Hayes again. With The Trees. The EP is called “Complicated”. Releasedate in a few weeks. Here’s your first impression. The titletrack:
The new Naked in English Class album “Live In Weirdsville” is out today (vinyl/digital)! yHeAh!!!
It was recorded live in Startstrack Studio Schaffhausen in December 2018.
Order vinyl here (shipping is free), or buy it in any good record store out there.