Ultimate UK duo The Wealden, comprised of composer/guitarist Justin Quinn and vocalist/songwriter Tim Dickinson, recently released their debut music video for “Lifeline,” from their debut EP, Rushes, out today, the 20th of April.
Quinn and Dickinson may not strike your memory immediately, but you’ve probably heard of them before:
Dickinson is a gifted songwriter/vocal polymath, with a background in choral music. As the voice of Frank Zappa with the London Sinfonietta, David Bowie in Dylan Howe’s Berlin Trilogy with Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), and for his part in Charles Hazlewoods’ The Beggar’s Opera: Reborn project, Dickinson was praised by BBC Radio 2.
Quinn is a critically acclaimed guitarist and composer whose very early career lies in jazz, although he is versed in multiple instruments, including lap steel and banjo. He is a winner of a BBC Jazz Award for Innovation, and has performed with artists like Jack Bruce, Tom Hickox, Shpongle, The Webb Sisters & Leafcutter John, as well as the Philharmonica, London Philharmonic, Halle and John Wilson Orchestras.
Coming together as a duo, The Wealden is onto something big. With their self-released EP, the pair showcase their extraordinary talents. Rushes is out TODAY.
The dark, artsy video is equal parts eery and intriguing, accompanied by a track reminiscent of the experimentation of David Bowie, and the energy of eclectic bands like MGMT, perfectly blending post-punk rifts and fun melodics. Check it out below:
The Wealden perform music from their forthcoming album on May 14th at:
229 The Venue, London: 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN . Tickets: www.229thevenue.com / 0207 631 8379