Introducing: HIGHFIELDS – International Alt/Folk Sextet Release Video For New Single ‘The Chase’
Highfields are the latest in a long line of top quality musical exports from LIPA, the Paul McCartney backed Liverpool school of music that’s previously given birth to Dan Croll, Mikhael Paskalev and many more. Coming together from all corners of the globe, this multicultural melting pot of musicians hailing from Canada, Norway, Jersey, Singapore and South Africa have today unveiled the video for their new single The Chase.
Watch & embed the video for The Chase here:
The track can be downloaded for free at: https://soundcloud.com/highfields/the-chase-oh-lord
2012 saw the sextet honing their unique and quirky take on western alt folk pop with the band receiving praise from critically acclaimed songwriter Guy Chambers, who invited the band to play his Orgasmatron showcase in London. In early 2013 the band hit the studio to record with Coldplay, Elbow and Feeder producer Jon Withnall for their forthcoming release, preceded by new single The Chase.
The Chase (Oh Lord!) is a rousing, stomping introduction to one side of the Highfields take on modern folk, and tells the tale of a time when singer Robert Mulder and a childhood friend got caught thieving from a local shop. He was destitute and his parents didn’t trust him, so he turned to songwriting as a form of therapy and a source of income. The message of the song is that sometimes we get caught up in the chase and lose sight of the consequences our actions create for ourselves and those around us. The video, directed by Toby Everett, alludes to the parallels between the two seemingly different, yet similar, social/economic climates in Canada and England that both produce crime and poverty.
“The band is about diversity and honesty” says Mulder “We are from all over the world, we have very different cultures and lifestyles, but we are brought together by our eclectic music tastes and our sense of community. We work together to have fun and try to provide audiences with something to listen to and think about. All our songs are taken from personal experiences and struggles with the aim of being true to ourselves and our supporters.”
The Chase is released on Monday 8th April 2013
Robert Mulder a.k.a. “Wise Man Mulder”- Lead Vocalist, Guitar
Léon Pearce a.k.a. “Lé-Lé” the TASK MASTA – Cello, Guitar, Banjo
Marius Rekstad a.k.a. “Mari-juice” the Moustachioed Mistro – Accordion, Piano
Runar Nybø a.k.a. “Rhubarb” knows what’s best – Bassist extraordinaire
Alec Brits a.k.a. “The Menne” the Groove Factory – Drum-tastic
Melodie Ng a.k.a. “Mel Mel” Asian Hearing – Aux. Percussion, Melodica, Glockenspiel
UK & EU Live Dates (more TBC):
Haldern – Norway – March 29th
Cafe Mono, Oslo – Norway – March 30th
Jersey – UK – April 4th – 6th
Liverpool Sound City Festival – UK – May 2nd – 4th
Venue TBC – London – June 12th
“The potential to not only be the quirky pop heroes of Liverpool, but a band that could also be soon thrust onto the national radar” – Liverpool Echo
“An expansive array of instruments, sounds and ideas; sometimes subtle and light on the ear, other times vocally powerful on the soul” – Peter Guy, getintothis