Poster Paints release their debut single ‘Number 1’, via Olive Grove Records.

We say “debut”, but it is in fact established musicians Carla J Easton and Simon Liddell, collaborating for the first time.

The pair, who met via mutual friend Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines, decided to collaborate through the pandemic, sending tracks back and forth to be assembled together.

“It’s not the perfect way to work – it’ll never replace the chemistry of writing and playing in a room together,” Liddell says, “but when isolation is a necessity, we’re lucky to be living in a time that we have the technology to collaborate in this way.”

“The chance to still be able to do something you love became a reason to get out of bed,” Easton continues. “Something to hold on to, something that still couldn’t be taken away.”

“It’s just so immediate,” Easton adds. “Summer pop scuzz. Jesus and Mary Chain meets Moe Tucker by way of The Supremes.”

Liddell has previously been a member of Olympic Swimmers and Frightened Rabbit, while Easton, whose former act Teen Canteen will soon put out early unreleased material, most recently released ‘Weirdo‘, the follow-up to her SAY Award-shortlisted album ‘Impossible Stuff’.

‘Number 1’ also features contributions from Jonny Scott (Chvrches) and Suse Bear (Tuff Love, Good Dog) and is produced by Liddell, mixed by David R Simpson, mastered by Paul Gallagher, and received funding from Creative Scotland.

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