DOMINIC WAXING LYRICAL release first album in 18 years, Woodland Casual out 2 Feb 2015 on Tenement.
On 2 February 2015 Tenement Records is proud to present ‘Woodland Casual’, the long overdue second album from Dominic Waxing Lyrical.
Dominic Waxing Lyrical is Dominic Harris and friends, an Edinburgh band consisting of singer/songwriter Dominic Harris and a rotation of backing musicians. Dominic released one (very excellent) album (eponymous, though sometimes thought to be called ‘Simplicity’ on Neptunes in 1996 – last seen on discogs for £50 and rising) and a series of singles in the 90’s. The album was at the time described as “d.i.y-baroque-folk” by Melody Maker and, in our favourite description, like “a punk Jake Thackray’” (Sounds). Dominic was also well known in the Edinburgh locality for memorable live performances involving, on occasion, blood, nudity, police raids and shoddy transvestisism amongst other antics. Fans of Dominics at this time included John Peel and Jonathan Richman (who asked Dominic to support him on tour in 1994). Now, after a mere 18 years, Tenement Records is pleased to announce the release of ‘Woodland Casual’, Dominic’s second album. With a backing band consisting of Edinburgh musicians (and long term Dominic fans) Riley Briggs (Aberfeldy), his brother, Edinburgh drum stalwart Murray Briggs (Oi Polloi, Aberfeldy) George McFall (Clean George IV) and Neil Bateman (Badgewearer), the sound is more band-oriented than the more acoustic sounding first album.