'Red Nails' is a new album from Cherrystones, it follows the "My Snow Does Not Melt' LP released under his Godsy moniker for the Whatever We Want label, but is significantly different in feel & direction. It's a particularly personal sonic journey. A visceral, raw & unquestionably honest statement of emotions that demands attention. On 'Red Nails' he unleashes malevolent dub & darkened moog-works whilst post-punk machinations come up against deep industrial fracas all set within a mutated hip hop framework.
"This is my mood music my feelings, my emotions, exorcisms, joys and pain, laughs and terror. In some form the album is a fuck you to convention or the notion of playing safe with things, music or any form of expression "
Cherrystones aka Gareth Goddard has been much lauded over the years, he has dj'd for Super Furry Animals, Sun 0))), The Horrors, The Libertines & Dangermouse. He has been chosen to host the final freak-outs for festivals such as Green Man & All Tomorrows Parties. He is a music lover first and foremost who happens to be a vinyl-digger par excellence. His knowledge and discoveries have been an inspiration to many esteemed producers from Gaslamp Killer to Psychemagik to Andrew Weatherall.
Reflecting his punk rock roots, but coming out at a hip-hop angle with an astounding knowledge of music and a native intuition of how to tear shit up, Cherrystones is the sound of psychedelia-soundtracks-folk-rock-prog-noise-moog-library-records. But he's is no retro-merchant. What he does, and does astoundingly well, is to look to the past to build the future. Cherrystones music is imbued with cinematic Technicolor, you can almost visualise the movies in his head.
"Its part of the rebel music culture and community, the same things that led me to punk and all the music I love.. simple loves and fears, rejection, isolation, unity through groups and gangs and a heap of teenage adrenalin all mixed with adolescence, that's enough to fuel any teenage head looking for thrills."
LP = double vinyl / CD = digipackclick tracklist to listen1. Bruised Meats2. Dirty Washing3. Honey's Pot4. Queen Bee5. Molecular Battler6. Maim Rather Than Kill7. Cold Soil8. Red Nails9. MoonStone10. Seven Levels Of Meditation11. Robots Kin12. Bottom Of The Well