The Eden House

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The Eden House
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Gothic rock, Psychedelic, Ethereal wave
Years active 2007-present
Labels Jungle Records
Associated acts Fields of the Nephilim, This Burning Effigy, Adoration, Rubicon, Faith and the Muse, All About Eve, Nefilim, NFD, Last Rites, The Mission
Members Stephen Carey
Tony Pettitt
Simon Rippin
Andy Jackson
Bob Loveday
Amandine Ferrari
Evi Vine
Valenteen
Monica Richards
Julianne Regan
Tallulah Rendall
Barbar Luck
Nod Wright
Peter Yates
Paul Wright
Candia McKormack
Stevyn Grey
Dave Blomberg
Yig Hughes
Peter Gorritz
Anna-Christina
Simon Hinkler
Liz Green
Laura Bennett
Phil Manzanera
Jordan Reyne
Louise Crane
Meghan-Noel Pettitt

The Eden House is a collaborative musical project, initiated by Stephen Carey (formerly of This Burning Effigy and Adoration) and involving a collection of guest musicians and vocalists; later joined by Tony Pettitt (formerly of Fields of the Nephilim and Rubicon).

Their debut album Smoke & Mirrors was released in April 2009 in the United States and Europe, and May in the United Kingdom. Vocals were provided by Monica Richards, Evi Vine, Amandine Ferrari and Julianne Regan.

Other contributors include violinist Bob Loveday, who had previously worked with Penguin Café Orchestra and Van Morrison as well as being a member of Bob Geldof’s band; former Fields of The Nephilim members Peter Yates, Nod Wright and Paul Wright; and drummers Simon Rippin (previously with Nefilim and NFD) and Bob Irwin (who has also worked with Johnny Cash and Van Morrison).

The Eden House toured in 2009 and 2010, with Ferrari, Richards and Vine sharing vocals. Festival performances included a headline slot at the Whitby Gothic Weekend and an appearance at Germany's Wave-Gotik-Treffen.[1]

The band's second release, The Looking Glass, featured five cover versions and was released in February 2010: it included guest vocals by Tallulah Rendall.[2] Pink Floyd's Grammy-nominated sound engineer Andy Jackson, who mastered the first album and had previously worked with Fields of the Nephilim, also joined the line-up on guitar. A special two-disc edition, comprising a DVD recording of nine songs performed live in addition to the CD of cover versions, was also released.

In 2012, the project released the Timeflows EP. It features guest musicians Simon Hinkler, Bob Loveday and Simon Rippin, along with vocalists Valenteen, Amandine Ferrari and Meghan-Noel Pettitt.[3]

In 2013 the album Half Life was released. it saw the introduction of Laura Bennett and Jordan Reyne, both as vocalists to the live lineup and as songwriting contributors to the new album, alongside album vocalists Lee Douglas (Anathema), Meghan-Noel Pettitt, Queenie Moy and Phoenix J. The album also featured guest guitarists Simon Hinkler and Phil Manzanera.[4]

The band's third full length album, Songs for the Broken Ones, was released in June 2017. In support of the album, the band undertook a short tour of the UK, performing in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and London with singers Monica Richards, Louise Crane and Meghan-Noel Pettitt. The Society, Skeletal Family and Siberia appeared as special guests. Their song To Believe In Something was used as the Original (Japanese) End theme for the film Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions in 2016.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Smoke & Mirrors Jungle Records 2009
Half Life Jungle Records 2013
Songs For The Broken Ones Jungle Records 2017

Singles & EPs[edit]

The Looking Glass (DVD-V + CD, EP) Jungle Records FREUDCD110V 2009
Timeflows Jungle Records 2012
Bad Men (OnTheirWayToDoBadThings) Jungle Records 2013
Verdades Jungle Records 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009". Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Eden House 'The Looking Glass' DVD + CD". Jungle Records. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Schäfer, Thorsten. "The Eden House: Timeflows". Sonic Seducer (in German). Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Eden House 'Half Life' CD & 180g LP". Jungle Records. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 

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