We are delighted to announce the launch of One Note Forever Records and unveil the first release to feature on this brand new, exciting independent label. Being Oxfordshire based, it is with great pride that we are able to announce that Oxford’s Toliesel will be releasing their debut EP Contours via ONF Records on 16 September 2013.
Having solidified their presence in the Oxford music scene with a string of impressive live performances (including both headline slots and support slots for artists such as Two Gallants, Sweet Baboo and the Twilight Sad), Toliesel have won plaudits for their intelligent song-craftsmanship, memorable pop melodies, and shimmering instrumentation.
Having formed with a mutual love for country rock idols such as Neil Young, The Band and Crosby, Stills & Nash, Toliesel also push their music into modern, dreamlike quarters, referencing the swooning, crashing indie-pop of Local Natives and The Antlers alike.
Lead single, ‘Whispered Half Asleep’ (made available to stream as of today) sets the precedent; its questioning melody, elegant guitar work and glowing chorus, documenting a fleeting feeling of doubt and unease in a relationship, before concluding in a punch of grit and bittersweet resolve.
Contours will be released digitally via One Note Forever Records on 16 September 2013 alongside a limited run of physical copies. When you pre-order the EP via Bandcamp you will receive a download of ‘Whispered Half Asleep’ instantly.