New Release & Video: Memorial – Fake Moon

With their debut album arriving on April 29th through Lucy Rose’s Real Kind Records (Bess Atwell, Samantha Crain), featuring the previously shared offerings ‘Dialtone’, Moth To A Flame’ and ‘Latchkey’, folk-pop duo Memorial have now unveiled the live video for their most recent single ‘Fake Moon’.

Filmed by James Hough, the new live rendition of ‘Fake Moon’ looks to highlight the raw and intimate nature of their music to date. Staged in an allotment in Rye on a chilly January morning, the new track is stripped back to its acoustic roots as the pair serenade us with this sweet and warming new delight…

Speaking about the new video, the pair said, “This live take was filmed on a very cold January morning at an allotment in Rye, UK where Oliver’s mum has a veg patch. We were aiming to catch the sunrise, but it was hidden by a row of houses. Then by the time it had peaked over rooftops, the English weather played its hand and the clouds rolled in. Speaking of hands, the pain induced by the cold was real too! Despite this, we still had a lovely time and we love what was captured and that you can hear the birds and the church bells. Thank you so much to James Hough, who braved the cold with us to film it.”

Continuing the same direction they have showcased thus far, their eponymous full-length LP aims to deliver a wider and more dynamic approach to their folk-pop aesthetic. Their new collection looks to delve deeper into the pair’s personal connection and experiences, creating a more intimate and honest array throughout.

Speaking about the new album, they said, “The album was a joint therapy for us, there would be no songs if we didn’t create a sacred space to talk openly and honestly without prejudice. In the process we were able to reach the depths of our heartbreak, family issues, loneliness and friendship and Cathartically wrenched them into 12 songs. We’re unbelievably proud of the outcome. It’s our first album, a truly monumental thing for us, it felt like we were working towards it before it was even a possibility, so the fact it’s finally here is mind blowing. We poured everything into it and can’t wait to put it out into the world and share it with you”.

Memorial will be hitting the road in May and June in support of the release including dates at the below…

7th May – Reading – Are You Listening? Festival
12th May – London – Union Chapel (supporting Amber Run)
25th May – Birmingham – Kitchen Garden Cafe
28th May – Bristol – Dot To Dot Festival
29th May – Nottingham – Dot To Dot Festival
30th May – Manchester – The Castle Hotel
31st May – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

1st June – Newcastle – Little Buildings
2nd June – Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
9th June – London – The House of St Barnabas
11th June – Brighton – The Folklore Rooms