CAULBEARERS explore their native Manchester, celebrate humanity on ‘Burst Through The Borders’ feat. RUTH BLAKE. Out April 29!

Manchester-based CAULBEARERS present their new single / video ‘Burst Through The Borders’ with contributors hailing from around the UK and Europe. Led by DAMIEN MAHONEY with additional vocals by Somerset‘s RUTH BLAKE, the video was shot almost entirely on mobile phones during the Covid 19 epidemic and in various states of lockdown restrictions in 2020. It depicts eerily empty scenes of Manchester, including the heart of the city centre. Other locations include Blackburn countryside and the Norfolk coastline. Mahoney and Blake are the only humans seen in the video – the natural world (with its mysteries, wisdom and wonder) is the main protagonist of the video.

Mahoney says, “I wanted to capture all these locations at such a unique time when everything felt so different, to help tell the story of a song that imagines great transformations of our societies, spaces, cultures and of ourselves. When everything initially locked down in the UK, we only had access to our phones and each other, so my wife Liz and I took a DIY approach and would go out filming in the early morning”. God Is In the TV calls this “a tender song cycle where swelling instrumentation and entwined male/female vocals explore the spiritual ties that bind us as communities”.

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“Impressive… what it might sound like were you to cross Bill Laswell and Massive Attack with Laura Marling and Mojave 3… stellar, believable and inspiring. With a tandem of female and male vocals and lyrics that are heartfelt, hopeful and genuine” ~ Big Takeover Magazine

“Funky and original in such a quirky way that the sauvé jazz-infused style and improv mindset create such a tasty track that you find yourself giving multiple listens within the same sitting. All music should be this progressive” ~ Jammerzine

“Caulbearers have been one of the city’s forward-thinking musical forces. A unique blend of genres backed up with a commitment to alternative lifestyles which brings real soul to their various endeavors” ~ Danny Moran (Northern Soul)    

“With so much new music clamouring for attention now, Caulbearers deserve a place in your heart because they are thinking about the world and offering optimism where others are just ranting“ ~ 160 gig blog

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