Tuesday, 15 December 2015


They say youth is wasted on the young. It’s something Walter, the late grandfather of guitar-wielding and song- writing troubadour of Manchester based Laurie Hulme, would probably have agreed with. As nom-de-plume Songs For Walter, Laurie’s eponymous debut album is a record that’s as much a brutally honest tribute to the legacy of Walter, as it is a stirring portrayal of Songs For Walter himself.

The album is an astute melodic recounting of his grandfather’s wildly curious tales. Whether telling of Walter’s dabbling with communism in the 1930s on first single ‘Useless’, his hatred of space travel (‘Moon/Two Out Of Ten’) or his love story from first date (‘Meet Me At The Empire’) to being painted head to toe in iodine on his wedding day (‘Purple Blue’), brought together through Songs For Walter’s divergent take on alternative folk through placing dreamy lo-fi meanderings and indie rock punch.

Songs For Walter will be available on gatefold 12" clear vinyl, CD and Digital Download; each version with a slightly different tracklisting, but all lovingly created with artwork featuring photographs from Laurie’s family album.

You can pre-order the album via here.

There's also a launch party on January 22nd at Manchester's Soup Kitchen - you can book tickets here & we'll be posting more details very soon...



It's good to be back - we'll have details of further releases in 2016 very soon...

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