Golden Fable

Golden Fable release new single 'Always Golden' and are playing Manchester Deaf Institute

By Lee Isherwood | 9 March 2012

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Golden Fable are Tim McIver and Rebecca Palin who were the driving force behind multi-instrumental cult group Tim and Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band. After a heavy UK wide touring schedule over three years, major festival appearances, a highly acclaimed album and many radio sessions, the duo decided that it was time for the charming innocence of Tim and Sam to grow up – Golden Fable was born.Holed up in their studio retreat in North Wales, they surfaced only after dozens of songs had been whittled down to an LP that is ready for release in 2012. The result is mature and inspired, a unique sound created from impressive musicianship and creative vision.

Any illusions of a stripped back acoustic duo quickly dissipate when listening to debut single ‘Chill Pt. 2’. Quirky beats and percussion introduce multi-layered synths, acoustic guitars and choral vocal style, soaring to a crescendo of electric guitars and two voices. This is electronic infused, folk-tinged pop that picks you up and takes you to another place. True to the name, it is a fabulous place, bathed in gold, but as in fables of old, there is a dark presence to reckon with. The official video for ‘Chill Pt. 2’ artfully reflects this duality.

Golden Fable have recently toured with The Miserable Rich and have been in session on BBC Radio One with Rob Da Bank. Taste shapers Jen Long, Bethan Elfyn, John Kennedy, Gideon Coe and Adam Walton have enthused about the “lush…beautiful…gorgeous” sound that is Golden Fable. Their second single, Always Golden, will be released on March 5th 2012 and a headline tour of the UK starts in February.

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The Deaf Institute