PicaPica are pleased to announce their debut album Together & Apart being released on Friday 7th June through Rough Trade Records / Remote Control Records. The album will be available on CD / LP / DL.
Together & Apart was recorded at the end of 2018 and is produced by Grammy,Mercury and MOBO-nominated producer/engineer Sonny Johns, who also plays bass on the record.
Together & Apart is about health and heartache, spring and shade, love and loss and life, PicaPica are able to balance life’s joys and sorrows beautifully, effortlessly, and in continuous harmony, viewing life’s coloured photographs as imagined through their silvery negatives. All of this is captured in the fearless single ‘Sucker Punch’, available to hear online now.
PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns, a tiding of magpies picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop and indie folk. Josienne and Samantha met on the London acoustic music scene several years ago and immediately shared a love of singing and writing. They have been unofficially collaborating for years, often singing backing vocals for each other’s projects or just singing harmonies together for the pure enjoyment of it. The other half of PicaPica aka Adam Beattie, Scotland’s king of soft-spoken chanson, brings gently morphing textures and detailed guitar playing to every bar, while Sonny Johns bass playing and production give PicaPica‘s otherworldly compositions a seriously grounded sound.
They first appeared on the scene with their debut EP Spring & Shade back in 2016 and are now returning with their debut album Together & Apart.