PictureHouse – Hello

Posted: February 26, 2014 in Indie Pop Music
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This blog is dedicated to spotlighting select songs of independent or small-label artists. These songs can often (but not always) be characterized as pop music, encompassing its many sub-genres. However, none of these songs can be classified as “Top 40” (or any sub-genre thereof) typically heard on American radio and television. Proving that good, quality pop music is available…you just have to be willing to search for it or know where to find it. This blog takes away all of the work and leads the reader/listener straight to the discovery and enjoyment. The ultimate goal, of course, is to bring these “unknown” artists to the attention of the general public and give them well-deserved attention.

Song in the Spotlight: “Hello” (PictureHouse, from Papers in the Park – Evolution EP (2013))

Genre:  Alternative Pop

Review:  If you like your pop music soaring and emotional, then “Hello” is the song for you.  Wait…that description makes it sound almost tween-ish.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  While it’s accurate to say “Hello” is soaring and emotional, it would be a disservice not to say that it also has depth and meaning.  Eh, listen and decide for yourself.  A song is only as good as its ability to connect with the listener and TuneTraveller believes you will make a long-time connection with “Hello.”  Download it post haste and enjoy discovering that musical connection.  Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

Artist Bio:  PictureHouse is a Dublin, IE-based band consisting of members Dave Browne (guitar and vocals), Esa Taponen (guitar) , Yann O’Brien, Goeff Woods, Keith Farrell and Jason Duffy.

Song available on:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GHO1QGA/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk2_B00GHO1QGA and http://picturehouse.ie/preorder.

Artist Pedigree:  PictureHouse has been around since the mid-1990s and is the brain child of Dave Browne.  The band scored a number of impressive hits in Ireland and throughout Europe and then embarked on a ten year hiatus.  The band re-emerged in 2013 with the release of Evolution, which has garnered both critical acclaim and praise from new and long-time fans.

Artist Releases:  Probably – EP Evolution (1995), Shine Box (1996), Karmarama (1998), Bring the House Down (Live) (2000), Madness Sadness Gladness (2003), Get Yer Hits Out (Singles) (2004), Evolution (2013), Papers in the Park – Evolution EP (2013), Papers in the Park (Live) – EP (2013) and Rules of Science – EP (2014).  PictureHouse recently signed with Cherry Red Records, which will re-release the band’s Evolution CD (including four live tracks) on July 28, 2014 (pre-order using the link above or hear the new, alternate version in the video link below).

Artist Web Site:  http://www.picturehouse.ie/.

Web Presence:  https://www.facebook.com/PictureHouse.ie, https://twitter.com/picturehouse_ie, http://www.reverbnation.com/picturehouseband and https://soundcloud.com/picturehouse-1.

Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvx7rxOL1E.  A new video featuring an alternate version of “Hello” can be found here: http://www.muzu.tv/picturehouse/hello-music-video/2251304/.

Disclaimer: TuneTraveller makes no claim to ownership of any intellectual property reserved to the artist and/or record label. All links are provided solely as a convenience to the reader. Any mistakes in content are the sole responsibility of TuneTraveller.


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