Golden Glow is the solo project of Pierre Louis Hall. Hall spent his twenties in Manchester where he worked with friends as an events promoter and played in a now-defunct band called the Lead Balloons, before recently moving back to London, where he was born. The soot-stained,Read More
Golden Glow, the solo project of singer-songwriter Pierre Hall, is set to release a new 6-track EP, ‘Beauty / Duty’ on 27th January via Bleeding Gold Records, with a sound that echoes the laid-back, idyllic melodies of Real Estate and Wild Nothing.
Half Mauritian on his mother’s side and son of a British father of Trinidadian origin, Pierre was born in London, brought up on the Wirral and moved to Manchester, aged 18. Now, 12 years on he has very recently moved back to London – the place of his birth. In Manchester, Pierre first established himself as a singer-songwriter and then a party and clubnight promoter with his clubnight Friends of Mine, before forming pop-punk band The Lead Balloons. After the Balloons ended – he started recording again, this time solo on a 4-track naming his project Golden Glow after the Felt song ‘Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow’ with no real intention but to record some demos and see what happened – this being his first foray into home recording.
After a series of releases on small boutique labels (Vollwert, Spanner, Holiday – the latter being the label run by U.S. surf-pop band The Drums) those demos became Golden Glow’s first album, ‘Tender Is The Night’ released on Bleeding Gold Records (Flowers, Songs for Walter, Just Handshakes) as well as Mush Records (Bibio, Daedelus, Aesop Rock) in June 2011.
After some full band recording sessions with an outside producer, Pierre decided the sound was becoming almost too clinical and lost some of the magic that comes with the limitations of using more basic equipment. Pierre decided to abort the sessions and go back to the four-track, the result being the new 6-track EP, ‘Beauty / Duty’, influenced by Felt, New Order, Arthur Russell, Velvet Underground, The Cure, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.