Squareglass is pleased to announce the release of Semi Precious’ debut album Ultimate Lounge
Out on July 22nd
After two delightful EPs, the flamboyant sampling crooner takes the next step and brings a full-length champagne bubble-bath of an album that's leaving us in a particularly luxurious mood. Semi Precious' eponymous debut EP came out of nothing in 2014 and made him The Guardian's band of the week. Follow-up EP When We Talk was co-produced with pioneering musician Matthew Herbert and saw Semi Precious playing venues such as Southbank Centre and Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.
Reading more like the name of a Café Del Mar compilation, Ultimate Lounge is possibly Semi Precious’ most ambitious work to date. Using fragmented library and stock samples culled from often overlooked genres like chill-out and easy-listening, the album is a tongue-in-cheek and escapist reflection that builds an unsettling yet deeply alluring utopia.
The release of the album will be adequately celebrate with a summery evening in the middle of the garden of Peckham that is Copeland Park with a 5-piece live band set at The NINES.
Early Bird: £3
"Disordered violet utopia" - The Line Of Best Fit
“Celestial pop suspended and spinning in a dark and lonely bedroom” - i-D
"Subtly dislocating beauty" - The Guardian