ePop011 – Alison Eales

COVER ART is made by Helena Garcia. Read our illustrator interview with her here.
THE BOOKLET is designed by Julia Pax and put together in InDesign by Andrej Dolinka. View the booklet
PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING? If you have problems downloading the single-zip, try downloading through this link instead.

1. Land and Sea
2. Vigils
3. Overblown Gestures (The Just Joans Cover)


The zip-link above includes the music (mp3), the cover art in large and smaller versions + the booklet with info about the band and the project.
Tracks 1 + 2 are written by Alison Eales. Track 3 is originally by The Just Joans.

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“I’m so happy to have been asked to take part in this project.  I’m no
stranger to making pop records, having recorded with Butcher Boy and
All My Friends, but this is the first time I have released my own
songs into the wild.

I recorded these tracks in my pyjamas, sitting on the floor of a small
cupboard, with a cotton bag over my head as a makeshift pop-shield.
It was only after I’d finished that I realised I could have put the
bag over the microphone.”


A PHOTO INTERVIEW WITH PAPERFANGS The innovative website A NEGATIVE NARRATIVE make interviews with bands, but instead of answering with words, the artists have to take a photograph for each question

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. We are collaborating with A Negative Narrative on this single-series, and they have made photo-interviews with our single-artists
. Visit http://anegativenarrative.com/ and see more bands’ photographic answers to their interview questions


We have encouraged the single-bands to make a cover version of a song they think deserve more attention.

Alison Eales have chosen to cover “Overblown Gestures”, originally written and performed by The Just Joans.
The original version is available on Love And Other Hideous Accidents, which was released by WeePOP! records in 2009. The physical version of the EP is out of print, but you can buy it from iTunes or other digital shops.

Here is a stream of The Just Joans playing their original version of “Overblown Gestures”:

The Just Joans – Overblown Gestures by eardrums

The Covered Artist: The Just Joans

“there’s not too much to say in terms of a biography. the just joans started as a self-indulgent solo project where i moaned to the world about not having a girlfriend. the world didn’t care. in 2005 we released a very lo-fi concept album about leaving home and going to university called “last tango in motherwell”. the world still didn’t care…but fortunately camila at weepop records heard it and asked if we’d like to release an ep with them. over the last 4 years or so we’ve released 4 ep’s “virgin lips”, “hey boy…you’re oh so sensitive”, “love and other hideous accidents” and most recently “your pain is a joke next to mines”. we are now a 6 piece and have almost learned how to tune our instruments. hopefully we’ll be releasing a kind of “best of” album on weepop early next year.

david and the just joans”

The Just Joans have a nice Christmas EP out now on WeePOP! records, and here is one of the songs from it:
The Just Joans – Card from a multipack
. Order the rest of this ep from http://weepop.net


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