UK Electro-Acoustic Group Auburn’s Reunion CD ‘Indian Summer’ Receives Rave Reviews


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UK Electro-Acoustic Group Auburn’s Reunion CD ‘Indian Summer’ Receives Rave Reviews

July 31, 2012 – London, UK – One of the break-out releases of 2012, UK electro-acoustic ensemble Auburn’s ‘Indian Summer, has been garnering rave reviews worldwide. Featuring singer/songwriter Liz Lenten, Auburn reunited in 2011 after an almost 10-year hiatus! The group released their critically acclaimed CD ‘Indian Summer’ on May 7, 2012 on Scarlet Records, distributed through Gonzo MultiMedia. Described as a band that delivers “songs from the heart” by the London Evening Standard, and “Dreamy, moody and atmospheric” by Classic Rock Society, Auburn has been touring the UK in support of their new CD release. ‘Indian Summer’ is a mix of up-beat and slower tempo electro-acoustic pop music, but borrowing much from the roots, country and blues genres, with a slightly retro sound but still very 2012. “We have been really thrilled by the positive reviews that the album has had and the response at the live shows,” says Liz. “It feels like people are getting it and getting me. There is definitely an awareness building around Auburn and the ‘Indian Summer’ album, and we mean to develop that by doing some new tracks after the summer, and more live shows later in the year and also next year.

Here’s what the press have been raving about Auburn’s ‘Indian Summer’:

“One of the prevading joys is Liz Lenten’s voice – at times etheral and wispy, at other times emotive and powerful, but always a joy” – Tumblr

“Fronted by a tremendous vocalist in Liz Lenten, whose influence bears hallmarks of some of the great dream pop singers, but with more singer songwriter approach, the group create mature heartfelt melodies for a new generation” – Morning Star Online

“A warm intimate blend of stripped down electro-acoustic pop…’Indian Summer’ is a lovely album from start to finish of intriguing laid back instrumentation, high-spirited vocals and spine tingling harmonies’ – Rhythm & Booze

“Easy listening, inspirational and rather relaxing” – Ravenheart

“An immaculate Autumn record, released in spring signals the welcome return of a warmly missed English ensemble” – DMNE

“Understated and more often than not charming Liz Lenten’s pop styled folk has a beautiful, and on occasions, a quirky feel” – Flyingshoes

Fronted by female vocalist Liz Lenten, who’s voice has been described as “so sweet it’ll make your hair curl” and “husky, with an emotional frailty”, who isn’t afraid to show her full range of vocal tones or emotions. Likened on this album to singers including Macy Gray, Karen Dalton and Lady Daisey and with varied influences from Bonnie Raitt, Billie Holiday, Ricki Lee Jones, Amy Winehouse, Kate Bush and Janis Joplin to name a few, Liz’s songs grab you melodically, but also tell a story of love and life. The Auburn band is a mixed sound of lush acoustic guitars, rich cello lines and groovy percussion, underpinned by hypnotic bass lines.

Along with the positive reviews, Auburn’s ‘Indian Summer’ has been garnering substantial airplay around the world including stations like WWSP, KKUP, WCUX (USA), Roots Revival (Belgium). The album reached #18 in the UK Roots radio airplay chart on May 30, 2012. More live dates and a live video are in the works: “We are playing a full band show at ‘Exhibition Road Festival’ in London on July 29th, and then an acoustic showcase at the ‘Blue Nile Club’ in New Orleans on August 3rd for the E1 conference,” says Liz. “Then, more live dates after the summer and now looking at a UK tour the end of 2012 or early 2013, then we’ll be back in the USA next summer for some live dates and festivals.”

Auburn – ‘Indian Summer’

Label: Scarlet Records / Distribution: Gonzo/Proper

To purchase Auburn – ‘Indian Summer’: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/search/product_details/15443/Auburn-Indian_Summer.html

For more information: http://www.auburn.org.uk

http://www.facebook.com/auburnindainsummer

TV and Radio: Amanda Beel – All About Promotions: 020 7328 4836

Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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