New Video: Jenny Lysander “Dancing on the edge”

Jenny Lysander is the first artist to have signed to my label Beating Drum so I’m really excited to be introducing her beautiful songs to you!
Her debut EP ‘Lighthouse’ will be out very soon on the 26th May but until then take a look and listen to her song ‘Dancing on the edge’ taken from the EP we made together.
I filmed the little video on an iPhone while we were recording. Enjoy!

We need your help with sharing exciting news from Beating Drum: Jenny’s debut EP will be released very soon, on Monday May 26, start spreading the word!

It will be available on all the streaming and download services such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer etc. The CD version is already up for pre-order on our direct shop with the song “Dancing on the Edge” sent as an instant donwload.

For Jenny’s EP, our in house designer Uncle O made an original sleeve exclusively for Beating Drum using Colorplan White Frost 350g English paper. The packaging and design was inspired by a Factory Records 7″ release in the early 80’s. The whole package will be sent out in a customized Kraft envelope with an original Beating Drum printed seal. The EP also comes with an original short story written by Jenny Lysander.

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Also don’t forget to keep sharing the ‘Dancing on the Edge’ video on Twitter, Facebook etc. Here at Beating Drum we are trying to make some noise for this young and talented artist and we would love your help in doing that!

Lastly, Jenny is on Facebook and Twitter, she doesn’t yet have a lot of followers because she is a newcomer… so please join her pages and don’t hesitate to start up a conversation with her should the mood strike you!

Thanks for your support

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: 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

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

Piers Faccini – Her Name
Jenny Lysander – Memento Mori