Player Piano is the musical vessel of Jeremy Radway, a refugee from Indianapolis, IN, USA (home of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., after whose first published book the group was named). On the 4th of July, Radway and his band will present to you songs from the long awaited LP Radio Love, being released on state51 records July 1st.
On his previous EP, released on the Fife-based Fence Records label (King Creosote, James Yorkston, Rozi Plain), Into The Dark, there was a mix of rich string arrangements and glam pomp. Of it, The Sunday Times wrote, “Evoking solo-Lennon string arrangements, the unfettered creativity of early Bowie and the Walker Brothers, and the vocal plangency of Chris Martin and Rufus Wainwright, it tugs at the heartstrings and ensnares you with the scope of its ambition”.
On Radio Love, Radway continues to explore new sounds and forms, trading strings for synths and moving in a more upbeat progressive direction, still staying grounded in melody and harmony, with contributions from former Lemonheads drummer Devon Ashley and cover artwork by comic/ graphic novel artist/writer Christian Ward. The song “Sleeping Silver Horses” was already featured on the American television show Chicago Fire.
Support comes from laptop electronica maker Bit Cloudy aka Martin Thompson, sometimes guitarist for Firestations and all around good fellow.