After the release of Aligned With Juniper (2016), Helen Ferguson withdrew from the writing process for several months. At that point, there was nothing new to say, no new stories to tell. This all changed after a major health breakdown. Following a prescription mistake, Helen found herself in a severe four-day psychotic state filled with paranoia and panic attacks. She realized she was becoming insane. Fortunately, the doctor figured out the problem and switched the medication, gradually fading the effects.
This marked the start of the new album by Queen of the Meadow, called A Room to Store Happiness. The first song that was written, and therefore guided the direction of the record, was Withdrawn. This song has a lively spirit, making it a thankful and hopeful ode to music and how it can save you in hard times. All songs on the record ended up with a stronger fighter spirit than before, creating a sense of empowerment.
A Room to Store Happiness is intimate but bright, melancholic yet combative. Helen and her (musical and life) partner Julien Pras made a sad record about moments of joy, stored in an old room. Feel free to enter the room and share this celebration of (all aspects of) life.
Listen to Withdrawn and Ashes Adèle on our Bandcamp and preorder the CD/LP:
The new Queen of the Meadow album A Room To Store Happiness will be out on October 5th, CD/LP/digital. We will release the album in The Netherlands, as a collaboration with Only Lovers Records (France).
We are proud to present you the first single & video of the album, the beautiful song Withdrawn.
If you are into material stuff, you will know where to go by now (our bandcamp store). If you are leading a more minimal way of life, you are probably into streaming. Well, Howart’s debut mini album is now on all streaming platforms!
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We made this playlist full of diy underground indie stuff, from our own vaults as well as beautiful songs by friends. There’s so much good stuff out there. Will regularly update this!
Meet Astral Swans, the king of sarcastic and sad lo-fi folkiness. His new LP ‘Strange Prison’ is released today on Tiny Room Records (in collaboration with Saved By Vinyl in Canada and Moorworks in Japan).
Yes, we will be present on the Independent Label Market in Brussels this weekend. We have all our stock + related stuff with us, including last copies of Lost Bear’s Monkey Pop cassette, Todd Tobias’ Impossible Cities 2 cd-r and even a very rare out-of-print I Am Oak release (the Skulk EP). Of course there are some second hand CDs and vinyl too, but that’s not what this is about. Come and say hi to us, we’ll tell you everything about our releases and of course we’ll bring an iPod to listen to them. Every purchase is celebrated like a birthday present. In fact, it’s label owner Stefan’s birthday tomorrow, so no better way to celebrate than to buy something from us! Also: on Sunday, The World of Dust is playing a showcase, at 14.00 o’clock. Too much fun. FB Event here!