Loved Ones

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‘There’s a floaty atmospheric beauty to the whole trip’ – UNCUT MAGAZINE

Loved Ones have announced details of the release of their debut album. The Merry Monarch will be released through Liverpool based record label Baltic Sub on Monday June 24th 2013.

Back in 2011 Fierce Panda released Are You Hiding Out In Hell? (hailed by the NME as ‘dubby psyche brilliance’) the first results of a collaboration between Wirral musicians Nik Glover and Rich Hurst under the name of Loved Ones.

Early shows with Liars and Django Django marked the band as ones to watch in a developing Merseyside scene that would see artists as disparate as Stealing Sheep, Forest Swords and Bill Ryder-Jones nominated for a new local music prize, the Get Into This Award, dubbed by the national press as the ‘Scouse Mercury Prize’. Loved Ones duly went on to win the award.

A year of writing and recording sessions followed and their ranks were swelled by the arrival of Jay Freeman on bass and multi-instrumentalist Ben Shooter. The resulting album, The Merry Monarch, was recorded at the band’s own Brook House Studios and the first single from the album, Weekends Are Ours was released in November 2012 on Witchfinder Records.

The group developed their aesthetic by shooting videos with filmmakers Matt Thomas & Dave Surridge, Ian Gamster and Outfit’s Nick Hunt while their atmospheric blend of synthesised rhythms next to traditional acoustic instrumentation is captured in their Boxjellymixtapes, available via

Loved Ones - The Merry Monarch (Art)


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