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The Moon Drips
Noctorum
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Show
Noctorum

The writing process for The Afterlife began in October 2016. Opening with the ghostly The Moon Drips, a song about creatures of the night, that features mariachi trumpet, demented harpsichord and a thrilling climax, the music was written as a jam in one take – Marty on organ guitar, Dare on bass and Olivia on violin. Marty’s wife, Olivia, joined us on most of the tracks, either playing violin or singing. Dare contributes lyrics on two songs. Show, a jangly pop song and High Tide / Low Tide, written after listening to a friend talk about his bipolar disorder. The King Crimson influence emerges on A Resurrected Man, a slow, beautifully crafted paean to Marty’s muse. For those who like to hear Noctorum at full throttle, A Girl With No Love is built around a Thin Lizzy style riff, motors along at breakneck speed and tells the story of disillusioned lonely men in search of guiltless fantasy. Another stand out track is Head On, a duet between Marty and Olivia, complete with 70s style detective theme backing and a full on progressive instrumental outro as a soundtrack to a lover’s pact, immortalized in a head on collision. The track The Afterlife is beyond categorisation. Over a backing that sounds like a pastoral, even whimsical piece of English folk rock or perhaps a hymn, Marty inhabits the soul of a suicide bomber and tells us his side of the story. Ian McNabb from the Icicle Works explained it best in the title of one of his albums – “If you want to know your enemy, sing his song”.

Alternative Rock
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A Resurrected Man
Noctorum

The writing process for The Afterlife began in October 2016. Opening with the ghostly The Moon Drips, a song about creatures of the night, that features mariachi trumpet, demented harpsichord and a thrilling climax, the music was written as a jam in one take – Marty on organ guitar, Dare on bass and Olivia on violin. Marty’s wife, Olivia, joined us on most of the tracks, either playing violin or singing. Dare contributes lyrics on two songs. Show, a jangly pop song and High Tide / Low Tide, written after listening to a friend talk about his bipolar disorder. The King Crimson influence emerges on A Resurrected Man, a slow, beautifully crafted paean to Marty’s muse. For those who like to hear Noctorum at full throttle, A Girl With No Love is built around a Thin Lizzy style riff, motors along at breakneck speed and tells the story of disillusioned lonely men in search of guiltless fantasy. Another stand out track is Head On, a duet between Marty and Olivia, complete with 70s style detective theme backing and a full on progressive instrumental outro as a soundtrack to a lover’s pact, immortalized in a head on collision. The track The Afterlife is beyond categorisation. Over a backing that sounds like a pastoral, even whimsical piece of English folk rock or perhaps a hymn, Marty inhabits the soul of a suicide bomber and tells us his side of the story. Ian McNabb from the Icicle Works explained it best in the title of one of his albums – “If you want to know your enemy, sing his song”.

Alternative Rock
22
A Girl With No Love
Noctorum

The writing process for The Afterlife began in October 2016. Opening with the ghostly The Moon Drips, a song about creatures of the night, that features mariachi trumpet, demented harpsichord and a thrilling climax, the music was written as a jam in one take – Marty on organ guitar, Dare on bass and Olivia on violin. Marty’s wife, Olivia, joined us on most of the tracks, either playing violin or singing. Dare contributes lyrics on two songs. Show, a jangly pop song and High Tide / Low Tide, written after listening to a friend talk about his bipolar disorder. The King Crimson influence emerges on A Resurrected Man, a slow, beautifully crafted paean to Marty’s muse. For those who like to hear Noctorum at full throttle, A Girl With No Love is built around a Thin Lizzy style riff, motors along at breakneck speed and tells the story of disillusioned lonely men in search of guiltless fantasy. Another stand out track is Head On, a duet between Marty and Olivia, complete with 70s style detective theme backing and a full on progressive instrumental outro as a soundtrack to a lover’s pact, immortalized in a head on collision. The track The Afterlife is beyond categorisation. Over a backing that sounds like a pastoral, even whimsical piece of English folk rock or perhaps a hymn, Marty inhabits the soul of a suicide bomber and tells us his side of the story. Ian McNabb from the Icicle Works explained it best in the title of one of his albums – “If you want to know your enemy, sing his song”.

Alternative Rock
16
Trick
Noctorum

The writing process for The Afterlife began in October 2016. Opening with the ghostly The Moon Drips, a song about creatures of the night, that features mariachi trumpet, demented harpsichord and a thrilling climax, the music was written as a jam in one take – Marty on organ guitar, Dare on bass and Olivia on violin. Marty’s wife, Olivia, joined us on most of the tracks, either playing violin or singing. Dare contributes lyrics on two songs. Show, a jangly pop song and High Tide / Low Tide, written after listening to a friend talk about his bipolar disorder. The King Crimson influence emerges on A Resurrected Man, a slow, beautifully crafted paean to Marty’s muse. For those who like to hear Noctorum at full throttle, A Girl With No Love is built around a Thin Lizzy style riff, motors along at breakneck speed and tells the story of disillusioned lonely men in search of guiltless fantasy. Another stand out track is Head On, a duet between Marty and Olivia, complete with 70s style detective theme backing and a full on progressive instrumental outro as a soundtrack to a lover’s pact, immortalized in a head on collision. The track The Afterlife is beyond categorisation. Over a backing that sounds like a pastoral, even whimsical piece of English folk rock or perhaps a hymn, Marty inhabits the soul of a suicide bomber and tells us his side of the story. Ian McNabb from the Icicle Works explained it best in the title of one of his albums – “If you want to know your enemy, sing his song”.

Alternative Rock
12
Head On
Noctorum

The writing process for The Afterlife began in October 2016. Opening with the ghostly The Moon Drips, a song about creatures of the night, that features mariachi trumpet, demented harpsichord and a thrilling climax, the music was written as a jam in one take – Marty on organ guitar, Dare on bass and Olivia on violin. Marty’s wife, Olivia, joined us on most of the tracks, either playing violin or singing. Dare contributes lyrics on two songs. Show, a jangly pop song and High Tide / Low Tide, written after listening to a friend talk about his bipolar disorder. The King Crimson influence emerges on A Resurrected Man, a slow, beautifully crafted paean to Marty’s muse. For those who like to hear Noctorum at full throttle, A Girl With No Love is built around a Thin Lizzy style riff, motors along at breakneck speed and tells the story of disillusioned lonely men in search of guiltless fantasy. Another stand out track is Head On, a duet between Marty and Olivia, complete with 70s style detective theme backing and a full on progressive instrumental outro as a soundtrack to a lover’s pact, immortalized in a head on collision. The track The Afterlife is beyond categorisation. Over a backing that sounds like a pastoral, even whimsical piece of English folk rock or perhaps a hymn, Marty inhabits the soul of a suicide bomber and tells us his side of the story. Ian McNabb from the Icicle Works explained it best in the title of one of his albums – “If you want to know your enemy, sing his song”.

Alternative Rock
12
The Afterlife
Noctorum

The writing process for The Afterlife began in October 2016. Opening with the ghostly The Moon Drips, a song about creatures of the night, that features mariachi trumpet, demented harpsichord and a thrilling climax, the music was written as a jam in one take – Marty on organ guitar, Dare on bass and Olivia on violin. Marty’s wife, Olivia, joined us on most of the tracks, either playing violin or singing. Dare contributes lyrics on two songs. Show, a jangly pop song and High Tide / Low Tide, written after listening to a friend talk about his bipolar disorder. The King Crimson influence emerges on A Resurrected Man, a slow, beautifully crafted paean to Marty’s muse. For those who like to hear Noctorum at full throttle, A Girl With No Love is built around a Thin Lizzy style riff, motors along at breakneck speed and tells the story of disillusioned lonely men in search of guiltless fantasy. Another stand out track is Head On, a duet between Marty and Olivia, complete with 70s style detective theme backing and a full on progressive instrumental outro as a soundtrack to a lover’s pact, immortalized in a head on collision. The track The Afterlife is beyond categorisation. Over a backing that sounds like a pastoral, even whimsical piece of English folk rock or perhaps a hymn, Marty inhabits the soul of a suicide bomber and tells us his side of the story. Ian McNabb from the Icicle Works explained it best in the title of one of his albums – “If you want to know your enemy, sing his song”.

Alternative Rock
13
In A Field Full Of Sheep
Noctorum

The writing process for The Afterlife began in October 2016. Opening with the ghostly The Moon Drips, a song about creatures of the night, that features mariachi trumpet, demented harpsichord and a thrilling climax, the music was written as a jam in one take – Marty on organ guitar, Dare on bass and Olivia on violin. Marty’s wife, Olivia, joined us on most of the tracks, either playing violin or singing. Dare contributes lyrics on two songs. Show, a jangly pop song and High Tide / Low Tide, written after listening to a friend talk about his bipolar disorder. The King Crimson influence emerges on A Resurrected Man, a slow, beautifully crafted paean to Marty’s muse. For those who like to hear Noctorum at full throttle, A Girl With No Love is built around a Thin Lizzy style riff, motors along at breakneck speed and tells the story of disillusioned lonely men in search of guiltless fantasy. Another stand out track is Head On, a duet between Marty and Olivia, complete with 70s style detective theme backing and a full on progressive instrumental outro as a soundtrack to a lover’s pact, immortalized in a head on collision. The track The Afterlife is beyond categorisation. Over a backing that sounds like a pastoral, even whimsical piece of English folk rock or perhaps a hymn, Marty inhabits the soul of a suicide bomber and tells us his side of the story. Ian McNabb from the Icicle Works explained it best in the title of one of his albums – “If you want to know your enemy, sing his song”.

Alternative Rock
16
The Moon Drips (The Afterlife - Single Release 2019)
Noctorum

PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM HERE: https://bit.ly/2RMejuV The opening song from Noctorum's fourth album THE AFTERLIFE is The Moon Drips, a perilous journey on a mysterious caravan that takes the unwitting across the Texan-Mexican border to a geographically impossible jump, landing in Bohemia and Prussia. As these two worlds collide, winds howl, trumpets blast, violins yearn and 19th century sequencers outmode harpsichords as creatures of the night fly silhouetted against the glowing disc of the moon, a backdrop for realised shadows as they pounce on reality itself. Marty Willson-Piper – lead vocal, electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitars, organ guitar Dare Mason – bass, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals Olivia Willson-Piper – electric violin, backing vocals Richard Evans – trumpet Rene Crouch – backing vocals Kathryn Carr – backing vocals Nick McLeod – drums Written and produced by Marty Willson-Piper & Dare Mason Lyrics by Marty Willson-Piper Recorded and mixed by Dare Mason at the VIP Lounge, Penzance, England Mastered by Poppy Weinberger for Riverfish Mastering Single Photography by Rob Potter Single Design by Olivia Willson-Piper & Lizzie Tucker LYRICS: In the night The moon drips inside And the light fails in my eyes I reach you, I taste you Lie awake To the cold thrill of your face And the scars' tips that you trace The dawn hides you, the mist binds you Bleak lands and sombre sands Black ice that weaves and dies Opaque he turns away

Alternative Rock
238
Piccadilly Circus In The Rain (The Afterlife - Single Release 2018)
Noctorum

PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM VIA PLEDGEMUSIC > www.pledgemusic.com/projects/noctorum I've lived or spent long periods of time in many cities in the world. From Liverpool and Manchester as a young man to Madrid and Berlin as I grew. Before moving to Stockholm for a few years, I lived in Sydney and later New York. I have been lucky to enjoy Amsterdam, San Francisco and Los Angeles as a musician in the studio, spending many months getting to know these cities. Over the years (in the seventies and the late nineties) I lived in different parts of London, mainly in the West - Ealing, North Acton, West Kensington and Ladbroke Grove, with a stint in Finchley in the North of the city. Perhaps city-living is by definition a difficult slog - high rents, a constant pressure to earn, an uphill battle that traps you in a vicious circle that has you so focussed on the job of survival that your aspirations, your dreams, are swept aside, pushed out of reach as all your waking hours are spent treading water, your imagination drowning, your ideas lost in the rush hour. Piccadilly Circus In The Rain addresses the struggle and questions the romantic notion of London as a cultural melting pot - music, galleries, nightlife, history, energy, red double decker buses, unarmed friendly Bobbies, the cover of Abbey Road and the Queen. Singling out this city is purely coincidental but in truth, for most people with artistic tendencies "London brings you to your knees". "Piccadilly Circus In The Rain is a breath of fresh air with just the right mix of upbeat instrumentation and an attractive tandem of male and female vocals. Gentle, mellifluous guitar lines are whisked about by a brisk drum beat, while Willson-Piper’s sweetly soft and fluid vocals offer up a bittersweet portrait of Londontown. He’s echoed at times by airy female vocal accompaniment and bright brass notes, and always lifted up by a light dance of piano keys. The track is superb and stands up to anything ever released by The Church or All About Eve." (The Big Takeover) Marty Willson-Piper – lead vocal, electric lead and rhythm guitars, bass, swedish cittra Dare Mason – keyboards, backing vocals Olivia Willson-Piper – backing vocals Richard Evans – trumpet  Steve Jackson – drums Written and produced by Marty Willson-Piper & Dare Mason Lyrics by Marty Willson-Piper Recorded and mixed by Dare Mason at the VIP Lounge, Penzance, England Mastered by Poppy Weinberger for Riverfish Mastering Design by Olivia Willson-Piper & Lizzie Tucker LYRICS: It’s getting darker here And the bus it never comes And when it does there’s always two And in the park nearby A mother scolds her son The child cries but love is true Autumn tints the leaves Your collar hides your neck A swelling cloud stuck in the sky There’s no creative work Amongst the swarming bees As you struggle to survive Piccadilly Circus in the rain Ealing Common, Acton Lane Ten million mortals in a squeeze London brings you to your knees Up with the lark they say The traffic’s getting thick But petrol drove the birds away The fumes inside your lungs It’s enough to make you sick Your landlord takes all of your pay Piccadilly Circus in the rain Ladbroke Grove to Chancery Lane Weary faces, blank and cold Getting tired, getting old Piccadilly Circus in the rain Ealing Common, Acton Lane Ten million mortals in a squeeze London brings you to your knees [Schoolkids Records 2019]

Indie
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A Girl With No Love (The Afterlife - Single Release 2018)
Noctorum

PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM VIA PLEDGEMUSIC > https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/noctorum The first track aired from the new album is A Girl With No Love. Comical in its despair, the song explores the emotions of and options against physical loneliness in a world where, surrounded with many choices, one can find themselves not just alone with their thoughts but with the incessant pressing pain of nature’s physical needs. In removing the complicated social etiquette, the compromise, the personality, the perceived trouble involved, the cost - this one time expense might adequately satisfy that nature in a world where communication skills, empathy and love are lost in a lonely room full of blind sentient beings that are unable to connect, unable to trust and are doomed or blessed to an eternity of fantasy. Marty Willson-Piper – lead vocal, electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar, bass Dare Mason – rhythm guitar, harmonica, backing vocals Georgia Dulcie – angelic vocals Eddie John – drums Written and produced by Marty Willson-Piper & Dare Mason Lyrics by Marty Willson-Piper Recorded and mixed by Dare Mason at the VIP Lounge, Penzance, England Mastered by Poppy Weinberger for Riverfish Mastering Design by Olivia Willson-Piper LYRICS: I wanna know you I wanna show you I wanna mistletoe you While you just stare I don’t wanna switch you I don’t wanna flick you I don’t wanna stick to How the book depicts you So I turn another page To see what to expect from you Your skin feels like a real girl As I love you again Having you’s expensive The benefits extensive You don’t get defensive And I don’t lose I can choose your clothing There’s no more self-loathing I can do my own thing Without you opposing It says here that you were made for me In a town somewhere outside Tokyo You saved me from emotional despair In a world with no love With a girl with no love I don’t wanna bait you It’s difficult to hate you It’s so easy to date you So easy to make you All my fears are washed away As I lie right here beside you In the darkness, with the heavy curtains drawn The difference is so small And I know should anything go wrong I can call and simply just replace you You will always be the same 'Cause I have, I have your model number [Schoolkids Records 2019]

Alternative Rock
1,662
Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing (Buffalo Springfield/Neil Young Cover)
Noctorum

Noctorum contribute a cover version of Buffalo Springfield‘s song Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing, written by Neil Young in 1966, to the 2006 tribute album Five Way Street.

Cover
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01 Alain Delon
Noctorum

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Alternative Rock
54
02 Let Me Tell You A Secret
Noctorum

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Alternative Rock
44
03 Lover's Head
Noctorum

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Alternative Rock
20
04 The Guessing Game
Noctorum

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Alternative Rock
20
05 Stop Cryin' Your Eyes Out
Noctorum

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Alternative Rock
28
06 The Muse
Noctorum

http://noctorum.band/

Alternative Rock
27
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