“After a year of solo acoustic gigs in London, Berlin and New York by founder member Marc Ozall, The Autumnkind were born in the bitterly cold winter of 2008. Melding those solo tracks into melodic guitar-laden soundscapes, The Autumnkind began building a fanbase in and around London with a series of gigs at high profile venues such as The Borderline, The Cobden Club and the 02 Academy Islington, culminating in the release of their debut EP ‘The Shipping Forecast’ in 2009. Recorded at The Pool, where artists as diverse as Friendly Fires and Ed Sheeran have recorded, and mastered at the world famous Metropolis, ‘Cartography’ was released in August 2012, with The Unsigned Guide amongst others describing lead track ‘Glasshouses’ as ‘original, fresh’ and ‘one of the most interesting and original submissions we have received’.
Cartography is The Autumnkind`s third E.P release, the first with the current line-up, although first impressions would suggest a group of musicians completely relaxed within their modulating swirls and melodic studio-craft. Hints of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, early Idlewild and an enormously under textured Teenage Fanclub certainly don`t interfere with the band`s stab at audio originality, the EP release appears bent on providing four separately wonderful grooves. A small percentage of bands are capable of summoning a surge of lush Power-Pop without sounding inadvertently retro or lyrically bleak, The Autumnkind rise well above this particular narrative with over-riding success and memorable optimism. The superb Cartography EP is available on a name your price basis, even for free if funds are tight.