Herculean Task

by Mirror Signal

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £3 GBP

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited edition digipak CD album including five remixes from: Himalia, Phlux, Oscuro, Thostey & Shadow Fleet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Herculean Task via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day
    edition of 30 

      £7 GBP or more 

     

1.
04:19
2.
03:41
3.
4.

about

RADIO SUPPORT:

Huw Stevens - BBC Radio 1:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0607fnx#auto
Jamie Cullum - BBC Radio 2:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05y6204
Gilles Peterson - BBC Radio 6 Music:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05wcwys
John Kennedy - XFM:
www.xfm.co.uk/playlist/2015/may/11/xposure-with-john-kennedy/

Fronting with a stage name rich in metaphoric subtleties, Steven Barker from Suffolk has already had success in steering tastemaker traffic towards his musical moniker, Mirror Signal. Debuting two years ago with his bedroomcomposed EP called Broken Soldier, the singer/songwriter/producer has supported the likes of Jess Glynne, Jamie Cullum and John Newman – to name a few. BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson also champion Barker; all the above makes introducing his latest project easy. Presenting
Mirror Signal’s second EP: Herculean Task.

The four-track project not only splays Barker’s vocally soulful smoothness; it is laden with his wondrous productions, consisting of sharp keys and a crescendo of droning synths, which can be heard in the EP’s lead single “All Along”.

Thematically woven, the tracks sew together various threads of love, within which Mirror Signal’s pure lyricism shines as a focal feature. Barker creates ambience as he paints the poetry in his mind. In “One Day” he talks about disappearing ‘like a dandelion disintegrates in the breeze’ – the song from which the EP gets its title, opening with the line: ‘What’s this Herculean Task that you ask of me?’

It comes as no surprise that Mirror Signal has already performed at an array of festivals in the past, with Leeds, Reading and Isle of Wight being the big names amongst them. Herculean Task is a beautiful piece of art that justifies the support Barker has already received from the industry. After much anticipation for the project’s release, Herculean Task is without doubt an EP worth keeping an eye out for this summer.

FEEDBACK:

Okayplayer:
'21 year-old Suffolk, England-based producer Mirror Signal dropped off a sleeper gem lat last month with his progressive soul-inflected Herculean Task EP.'
www.okayplayer.com/news/mirror-signal-herculean-task-ep.html

AfroPunk:
'Lush and expansive, the latest single from alt-soul act Mirror Signal is a feast for the ears.'
www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/new-music-stream-mirror-signal-s-dreamy-new-single-all-along

Indie Shuffle:
'Steven has managed to create a very atmospheric sound, portraying a tale about stagnant love and despair.'
www.indieshuffle.com/mirror-signal-all-along/

Acid Stag:
'It’s chilled, down-tempo atmosphere is shielded by walls of murmuring synth and Barker’s softly comforting, daydream croons.'
acidstag.com/2015/05/15/mirror-signal-all-along-new-single/

IDOL Magazine:
'Mirror Signal returns with a love story to tell'
www.idolmag.co.uk/music/mirror-signal-returns-with-a-love-story-to-tell/

About To Blow:
'A touching tune that forms a empathetic atmosphere.'
www.abouttoblow.com/mirror-signal-along-single/

I Love Pie:
'All Along’ is a chilled out, funky, meandering track.'
www.ilovepie.co.uk/need-to-hear-180515/

MyDayByDayMusic:
'I sincerely hope to see a more regular flow of music from the talented musician.'
mydaybydaymusic.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/day-258-mirror-signal-all-along/

YOUTUBE:
Sofar Sound (All Along Live Cover):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXqhRm1GevY
SirChillicious:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RYXNhAfQ7g

credits

released June 22, 2015

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Pegdoll Bristol, UK

Pegdoll Records launched in 2015 after a year of solid graft! We have handpicked a number of unique, forward thinking, highly talented artists; to bring you a whole new level of contemporary electronic music!

We have sounds ranging from orchestral, cinematic, future garage, trip hop and much more.....

All of us at Pegdoll Records hope you enjoy what you hear!
... more

contact / help

Contact Pegdoll

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code