ANNA BURCH

Shares new single/video, "With You Every Day" 

Detroit's Anna Burch, has shared the new video for single " With You Every Day" . The song grapples with "the frustrations of finding out your new relationship has hit the comfortable routine stage too early", and is taken from Anna's debut album, Quit The Curse, out now on Heavenly Recordings. 


Anna says of the video, "I love performance videos because they break the barriers of a typical concert-going experience. By infiltrating the space of the performers and highlighting the personal dynamics of the group, it draws your attention to the full sound of what the band is playing." Watch it below:

ANNA BURCH 

Announces UK tour dates and festival appearances

Anna Burch Tour Dates & Tickets

Debut album, Quit The Curse  Due 2nd March on Heavenly Recordings

New Heavenly Recordings signing , Detroit's Anna Burch, has announced her first ever UK tour and a series of festival dates this summer, including End of the Road, Deer Shed, Sounds From The Other City and Gold Sounds. She'll headline London's Old Blue Last on 9th May - full dates are below: 

 

Sunday 6th May - MANCHESTER -  Sounds From The Other City (Heavenly Stage) 
Monday 7th May - BIRMINGHAM - Hare & Hounds 
Tuesday 8th May - GLASGOW - The Hug & Pint 
Wednesday 9th May - LONDON - Old Blue Last 
Sunday 20th May - LEEDS - Gold Sounds Festival
Monday 21st May - BRISTOL - Crofters Rights 
Saturday 21st July - NORTH YORKSHIRE - Deer Shed Festival 
30 August - 2nd September - SALISBURY - End of the Road Festival 


Anna has also unveiled "Quit The Curse", the title-track from her upcoming album

Announces debut album, Quit The Curse

Due 2nd March on Heavenly Recordings (Polyvinyl in the US)

Heavenly Recordings are pleased to announce the debut album from Detroit's Anna Burch, due 2nd March. 

 
Though the deceptively complex pop of Quit The Curse marks the debut of Anna Burch, it’s anything but the green first steps of a fledgling new artist. The Detroit singer/songwriter has been visible for the better part of her years-long career singing in Frontier Ruckus, or more recently co-fronting Failed Flowers, but somewhere a vibrant collection of solo material slowly began taking form. 

Growing up in Michigan, her fixation with music transitioned from a childhood of Disney and Carole King sing-alongs to more typically angsty teenage years spent covering Bright Eyes and Fiona Apple at open mic nights. By 18 she was deep into the lifestyle of the touring musician, juggling all the regular trials and changes of young life while on a schedule that would have her gone for months on end. 

After a few whirlwind years of this, exhausted and feeling a little lost, she stepped away from music completely to attend grad school in Chicago. This respite lasted until 2014 when she moved to Detroit and found herself starting work in earnest on solo songs she’d been making casual demos of for a year or so. Friends had been encouraging her to dive into solo music, and one particularly enthusiastic friend, Chicago musician Paul Cherry, went so far as to assemble a band around scrappy phone demos to push for a fully realized album. 

“Writing songs that I actually liked for the first time gave me a feeling of accomplishment," Burch said,  "Like, I can do this too! But working with other musicians and hearing the songs go from sad singer/songwriter tunes to arranged pop songs gave me this giddy confidence that I'd never felt before.”

The process was drawn out and various drafts and recordings came and went as the months passed. By now Anna was playing low key shows and d.i.y. tours solo and had released some early versions of a few songs on a split with fellow Detroit musician Stef Chura. Even at a slow, meticulous pace, with every step the album took closer to completion, it felt more serious and more real. After a more than a year of piecemeal recording sessions, Anna was introduced to engineer Collin Dupuis (Lana Del Rey, Angel Olsen) who helped push things energetically home, mixing the already bright songs into a state of brilliant clarity.

The nine songs that comprise Quit The Curse come on sugary and upbeat, but their darker lyrical themes and serpentine song structures are tucked neatly into what seem at first just like uncommonly catchy tunes. Burch’s crystal clear vocal harmonies and gracefully crafted songs feel so warm and friendly that it’s easy to miss the lyrics about destructive relationships, daddy issues and substance abuse that cling like spiderwebs to the hooky melodies. The maddeningly absent lover being sung to in “2 Cool 2 Care”, the crowded exhaustion of “With You Every Day” or even the grim, paranoid tale of scoring drugs in “Asking 4 A Friend” sometimes feel overshadowed by the shimmering sonics that envelop them. 

“To me this album marks the end of an era of uncertainty. Writing songs about my emotional struggles helped me to work through some negative patterns in my personal life, while giving me the sense of creative agency I'd been searching for.”

Emerging from years spent as a supporting player, Quit The Curse stands as a liberation from feeling like Burch’s own songwriting voice was just out of reach -- an opportunity, finally, for the world at large to hear what’s been on her mind for quite a while.

Heavenly Recordings will release the album in the UK and Europe, with Polyvinyl releasing in the US.

ANNA BURCH

Shares new single, 'Asking 4 a Friend'

Freshly signed to Heavenly Recordings, Detroit songwriter Anna Burch has shared her new single, "Asking 4 a Friend".


Anna says of the song, "I was playing 'Asking 4 a Friend' for my mom and after the first verse she very concernedly asked 'Is this about drugs?' I told her it was a metaphor for going back to a bad, undefined relationship and she seemed satisfied with that." 

 

After learning the ins and outs of playing live and recording with various acts over the last several years, Burch found herself accumulating a growing amount of solo material. These songs, full of sincerity and undeniable depth, caught the ears of Collin Dupuis (Angel Olsen, The Black Keys) who mixed the tracks and helped develop the final product into what would become her debut full-length album, set to be released in early 2018.

ANNA BURCH

Shares video for new single, "2 Cool 2 Care"

Heavenly Recordings are pleased to announce the signing of Detroit songwriter, Anna Burch, who's also shared her new single, "2 Cool 2 Care". Soft and breezy on a backdrop of reverb-tinged guitars and sweet vocal harmonies, the song may nod to the sounds of 60s girl groups and reference pop classic "Crimson and Clover", but the lyrics bite: “You scare me with your indifference/I like you best when you’re a mess,” she sings.


The accompanying "2 Cool 2 Care" music video, directed by Burch, shows her following a one-sided, unrequited love. She tells Stereogum, “I have a tendency to overanalyze my relationships. When I started writing songs, they became a productive outlet for these near obsessive thoughts. I let the bridge of this song be a space for that kind of dissection and it wound up taking up almost exactly half of its entire length.” Watch it below...
 

After learning the ins and outs of playing live and recording with various acts over the last several years, Burch found herself accumulating a growing amount of solo material. These songs, full of sincerity and undeniable depth, caught the ears of Collin Dupuis (Angel Olsen, The Black Keys) who mixed the tracks and helped develop the final product into what would become her debut full-length album, set to be released in early 2018.

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