Need a gift for a gifted musician?
Countryside Walks With Piet Haag is the exciting new Piet Haag debut album. As the rarely intelligible Haag puts it: "value for money was top of the agenda, and at only £4.13 or just £0.59 per track, we're really trying to get in amongst the competition. If you look at Asda or any of the major supermarkets, thats less than the price of a full breakfast".
Its unusual to hear an artist admit that the songs were secondary, but Piet has fans wellbeing at heart. By skimping on quality recording, keeping writing time to a minimum and not using too many chords he's kept the cost down. "Major labels and indies forget that music lovers need to eat and party, so we've tried to get the balance right. There's only one filler, and the rest are rubbish"
Seven songs of sorrow, despair, misery, horror, sadness, depression, hunger, resignation, resentment, indignation, bitterness, anger, rejection, recrimination, poverty, doubt, fear, reluctance, grief, petulance, and vanity, mixed with the unquenchable human spirit for discovery. Its a compelling brew, and as Piet's friends and family have said, "yeah, sure, we like it".
There has never been a better time to discover new independent acts like Piet Haag, so why not go without breakfast and download the new debut album now?
Piet Haag - vocals, keyboards, tuned percussion
Robin Adams - guitar, bass
Jamie Duffin - drums
Ross Moran - additional guitar
Mervyn Adams - additional guitar, backing vocals, noises
Kat McCarron - backing vocals
Pauline Adams - backing vocals
Alastair Savage - strings, fiddle
Steve Hawkes - trumpet, flugelhorn
Kit Adams - production, engineering
Duke Yowie - cover art
Thanks to everyone at Pie In The Sky Inflatable Budgies for the support.