When it comes to family, many of us keep things close to our chests. But rather than keeping his kin hidden in an old dusty photo album, Songs For Walter’s Laurie Hulme is more likely to be found making a song about them. In particular his late grandfather Walter. One listen to the EP Meet Me At The Empire and what you’ll hear is a stunning memoir of one extraordinary fellow and his strangely wonderful world.
Equally inspired by Lou Reed and John Cale’s “Songs For Drella”, the EP is a personal musical anecdote exuding the kind of rawness to only come from a self-produced release. “I really love lo-fi stuff, there’s something so much more honest about it,” explains Laurie. “What you lose in quality you gain in character.”
After the debut single ‘Merry Go Round’ released on The Drums’ Holiday Records imprint, what’s next on the agenda? “Lots more songs… I’ve got loads of tunes written and half of them recorded,” says Laurie. “I’ve put together a great band and played some exciting shows supporting acts like Big Deal and Cloud Control.”
released April 23, 2012
“…songs that you feel have always been with you and remind you of all your favourite memories…life changing” - Jacob Graham ‘The Drums’