Manchester-based Caulbearers have announced their next release, the single 'Twisted Cord', along with B-side 'Synching (Bubbling Spring Remix)'. This offering sees Caulbearers back with their signature dark funk grooves and bittersweet laments. The single was mixed by Seadna Mcphail and mastered by Jim Spencer.

Fronted by Damien Mahoney, core members included guitarist Anton Hunter (Beats and Pieces Big Band, Article XI), cellist Stefan Skrimshire and drummer Phil Bennett. Somerset-based ethereal folk artist Ruth Blake also contributes vocals in her ongoing collaboration with the band.

The songs are rarely stories specifically, but more like moods, deep emotional states or parallel worlds that we enter into, where scenarios, perspectives and protagonists can shift and morph with a dream-like quality,” says Damien Mahoney.

Working with a different artist for each of their singles, 'Twisted Cord' showcases original artwork by Ben Taylor, a painter and sculptor who often combines natural materials and up-cycled gems to create incredible, large-scale pieces of work.  The 2021 release, 'Solid Supposed' featuring Ruth Blake is here

As of February 25, 'Twisted Cord' will be available across digital platforms,  It can also be pre-ordered and streamed via Bandcamp.

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