CELESTE: ‘People Like Me’
Released: 25th August 2014
Intergalactic Space Troubadours Release Their Debut Single on Michael Kiwanuka’s Movement Records.
On 25th August 2014, Movement Records will release People Like Me, the stunning debut single by ground-breaking new band ‘Celeste’ - a fusion of musicians from some of the best groups of recent years, taking the nation by storm with their own unique blend of psychedelic indie rock and hypnotic soul.
Celeste are Pete Cochrane (Vocals & Bass), Miles James (Guitar) and Graham Godfrey (Drums). They met when Pete was touring with the Mystery Jets and Miles & Graham were touring with Michael Kiwanuka – both support acts for Mumford & Sons during their recent tour of the USA. After bonding over backstage BBQ's, ping pong games and a bottle of moonshine they picked up in Twin Peaks, a pilgrimage to the Movement Records studio became an inevitable stroke of fate.
Lovers of West Coast Soft Rock and 70’s Soul, the band combine dreamy psychedelic palettes with Soul rhythm section sensibilities. Recording tracks in whole takes, using a range of vintage instruments and recording gear in order to capture an organic vibe, Celeste describe their sound as “Like a fragment of MoonRock: If Sigma Sound Studios ever relocated to the Moon and Fleetwood Mac were in session".
The result is People Like Me, an inimitable debut record that combines an eclectic range of musical influences. You can hear echoes of Ned Doheny's soaring vocal, Tom Petty's guitar tones and Idris Muhammad's Tom fills blended with analogue synth textures and driving disco rhythms, all of which results in a unique and accomplished debut single.
Setting a new standard, People Like Me propels Celeste into the industry as ‘ones to watch’ and a buzz band for 2014 and beyond.