DISQUAIRE DAY 2014 : 7 inch – Double A Side Piers Faccini / Jenny Lysander

Vinyl lovers out there, I’m very happy to tell you that we’ve made an exclusive 7 inch for Record Store Day on the 19th April: It’s a Double A side with a new song that I wrote especially for the occasion and on the other side a song by Beating Drum’s newest signing Jenny Lysander.

There are 300 copies only, with beautiful artwork and design by my partner in all things design, Uncle O.

The vinyl will be available in France in selected independent record shops but for those of you abroad or not near a record store, you’ll be able to order it on our own online store from monday 21st.

No MP3 will be available for this one!

Check the pictures by Mr Cup, and read below the Beating Drum announcement:








Beating Drum will be joining the legions of labels around the world celebrating Record Store Day on the 19th April by releasing a limited edition 7” vinyl.

For the occasion, we’re putting out a double A side 7” of Beating Drum’s two artists, Piers Faccini and Jenny Lysander. The vinyl will be available in France at local record stores or online at the Beating Drum Shop.

The record features a song by Piers Faccini and one by Jenny Lysander, stripped down, poetic and intimate, this 7” along with its beautiful cover artwork has everything music lovers have come to appreciate from Beating Drum releases.

This Spring, Beating Drum will also be releasing Jenny Lysander’s debut EP, ‘Lighthouse’ produced by Piers Faccini. Piers’s attention was first drawn to Jenny’s voice when he came across a cover that she had posted on youtube of one of his songs ‘Time of Nought’. They later met at one of Piers’s concerts in London where the twenty one year old Swedish songwriter gave him a copy of some of her demos. After hearing her songs, Piers invited her to come and record at his studio in the south of France, the recordings bring together Jenny’s delicate and poetic songs with Piers’s subtle and complimentary arrangements and production.

Whilst the EP will feature the more produced songs that Jenny and Piers worked on in the summer of 2013, the 7” for Record Store Day highlights Jenny’s pure and stripped down songwriting talent.

The vinyl will be available in France in selected independent record shops but for those of you abroad or not near a record store, you’ll be able to order it on our own online store:http://shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ from monday 21st.


A l’occasion du Disquaire Day 2014, Beating Drum sort un 45 tours tiré à 300 exemplaires.

L’objet réunira une chanson de Piers Faccini sur une face et sur l’autre, une chanson de la jeune songwriter Suédoise Jenny Lysander, la nouvelle signature du label.

Pour marquer l’événement, le label de Piers Faccini, Beating Drum a choisi de sortir deux chansons à l’esthétique éclectique de sa maison. Deux chansons au timbre pur et minimaliste d’un songwriting essentiel et poétique, une voix, une guitare avec un texte porté au vent d’une douce mélodie. Suite au succès critique de son dernier album Piers Faccini, d’une voix feutrée murmurant à l’oreille, nous révèle une nouvelle petite perle, ‘Her Name’ dans le style intimiste qui est devenu le sien au fil des années.

Beating Drum sortira ce printemps le premier EP ‘Lighthouse’ de Jenny Lysander, réalisé par Piers Faccini. Piers a découvert la jeune songwriter Suédoise de vingt et un ans par une vidéo qu’elle avait postée, la reprise d’une de ses chansons ‘Time of Nought’. Par la suite, ils se sont rencontrés lors d’un concert de Piers à Londres où Jenny lui a donné un cd de démos de ses chansons. Piers a invité Jenny à venir enregistrer dans son studio dans les Cévennes. L’EP est tiré de cette première rencontre. Réalisateur et arrangeur des quatre chansons choisies ensemble, Piers Faccini habille le songwriting épuré de sa jeune protégée avec des teintes de clair-obscur sur un fond lumineux de cordes et de voix.

En avant première de cet EP de quatre chansons enregistrées fin 2013, la chanson sur la face AA du 45 tours ‘Memento Mori’ est un exemple du talent prodigieux de la jeune Suédoise découverte par Piers Faccini. Contrairement à l’EP qui contiendra des chansons produites er arrangées, la chanson ‘Memento Mori’ pour la sortie Disquaire Day est un exemple de son songwriting, du type diamant à l’état brut.

Le vinyle sera disponible en France chez certains disquaires indépendants ou sinon à partir du lundi 21 Avril en ligne sur notre shop http://shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/

7” vinyl, limited edition of 300. Double A side

Piers Faccini – Her Name
Jenny Lysander – Memento Mori


New EP ‘Of Dogs & Wolves’ !

Four new songs, written on the same theme as the last album “Between Dogs and Wolves”!

When making an album, I tend to write a lot of songs that I gradually whittle down until i have the right combination of colour and mood to tell a story over the length of a whole record. But inevitably some good songs are discarded , not because I don’t rate them but simply because they don’t fit inTo the final whole. I started writing songs for what would later become Between Dogs and Wolves while I was still recording the album My Wilderness. I’d dreamed of making an album of intimate songs from beginning to end for some time and so had begun putting songs aside for that project even while making the previous album. The two songs, Grace and Favour and To Lose Yourself, as well as the instrumental piece The Fold, date back to the first attempts at recording songs for 2013’s Between Dogs and Wolves. Although they didn’t make the final cut, these songs were instrumental in helping me develop the aesthetic that I later found for the album. For these recordings I was accompanied by my old friend Rodrigo D’Erasmo on violin.

When I first begun playing songs live from the new album, I realised that because of the heightened intimacy of these songs, I needed something that would work as a kind of way in to the music at the beginning of the concert, like a piece that would help tune the audience’s energy and attention into the right frequency. That’s how Wait by the Water was born, I normally play it by myself but for the recording that you’ll hear on the EP, I had the luck of having another great violinist friend of mine join me, the Tunisian virtuoso Jasser Haj Youssef.

This is the story behind ‘Of Dogs and Wolves’ I very much hope you will enjoy these songs.

Check out at your favorite music dealer:

Beating Drum shop
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or everywhere else!