Ihrsan collaborate on tribute album
Miniatures 2020 – due for release on 15th March 2021, is the 40th anniversary tribute album to Morgan Fisher’s original 1980 project which brought together a series of 60 second masterpieces featuring 51 artists with the concept of ‘give me 60 seconds of What You Do’ and which now has a cult following. The current iteration features a massive 124 artists with the same brief and the resulting album is as much a reflection of the human condition of the current day as the original was back in 1980.
Star struck – As a relatively, as yet, unknown band in the broader scheme of all things music biz, Ihrsan were approached by the wonderful people behind Miniatures 2020 and invited to submit a track for the album. The creative concept behind the album is right up their street with their new wave, rock sound and their almost stuckist approach to art as a journey rather than an end product and the resulting track expresses the signature joy and creative freedom that bubbles out of all of their music. The opportunity to work with people like Alan Davies (Project Instigator), Barry Lamb (Project Manager), William Hayter and of course Morgan Fisher, and submit music alongside idols who have influenced the band members for many years was a dream opportunity.
Never grow up – Ihrsan’s contribution to the album is a track called Spaceman Spiff (Spiffing Version). Inspired by a childhood love of the Calvin and Hobbs comic books both the track and associated video bring to life an imaginary world from the perspective of the inner child with all the hope and optimism it embodies and which Ihrsan believe is a vital ingredient to ongoing wellbeing through the challenges we face in life.
Band bio – Ihrsan are a musical rock collective, in the style of the 70s to 80s rock and punk era bands who had something authentic to say and emerged out of sticky floored, insanitary havens of musical originality. Perhaps that makes them a mid-life crisis rock band, who cares, that just gives them more to write about. They’ve been compared to the likes of Blondie with influences ranging from rock and post-punk to folk and classical which come together with interesting effects.
Sample Reviews (obviously the good ones 😊):
Narc Magasine: “Ihrsan – Laugh Like Scooby Doo – drawn from a range of musical backgrounds, the members of Darlington’s Ihrsan coalesce with amiable results on this, their latest pop rock ditty. There’s no deeper meaning or raw emotion behind it, yet Laugh Like Scooby Doo is nevertheless an aesthetic gem, both in the contrast between its clean and fuzz-drenched guitar hooks and in the muffled, washed-out cloaking of Tamsin Harrison’s (TD’s) vocal – a description which sounds terrible on paper, but on record works a treat. Perhaps more pertinently, it’s a tune whose obvious nods to Blondie, The Stranglers et al never descend into idle retroism. In fact, the most dated thing about it is probably old Scooby himself – 2019’s loss, needless to say”
Two Rivers Radio: “I like bands that work hard on original tracks – they are soft rock pop – easy to listen to – turn up to gigs on time and are friendly.”
The Primrose, Leeds: “Twinset is the best song we’ve heard played here in a long time. That is the standout song in superb set guys”
The Forum, Darlington: “Ihrsan are a rock/pop band that although new, are storming their way through the north east music scene. Doing it for the love of playing, Ihrsan write what they feel and it comes across live, with a rock pop sound that has tinges of indie and an emphasis on lyrics, the band wear there influences on their sleeves”
The Music Lounge, Stockton: “Every song could be a single.”
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Minatures 2020 EPK: https://www.barrylamb.com/miniatures2020epk.html
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