Just Everywhere is an exciting and diverse musical project helmed by Paul Baird (former Glass & I See Angels frontman), born out of a chance meeting in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, with Ramber Records, who suggested that Paul (then taking time out from his dream-pop outfit, I See Angels) make a solo album for digital and cassette release on their up and coming indie label. The resulting debut album, Silk of Stars (Ramber Records, 2017), written and recorded in the space of six weeks, was met with rave reviews and led to various tracks being played on radio stations around the world (UK, USA, New Zealand, South America, etc.) and being included on compilation albums, such as VA - The Sea (The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records, Brazil, 2017). Silk of Stars also featured in Shoegazer Alive's Best Albums of 2017 list.
Born and raised in Manchester, Paul Baird has previously featured in the Manchester Evening News (full page interview with David Sue) and graced the stages of venues including the o2 Apollo Manchester and Manchester Academy 1, supporting the likes of Elbow, Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna) and Puressence - touring extensively, in Europe, with the latter. Paul Baird’s musical journey began with a job at Revolution Studios, in Stockport, where he assisted on album sessions by the likes of Teenage Fanclub – eventually sitting in on the remixing/remastering of The Who – Live at Leeds.
A true solo project, Paul Baird writes, performs and produces his music, under the moniker Just Everywhere, at Studio 34, in Manchester. Just Everywhere’s sophomore album, The Light Side of the Raw, explores some new territory for the artist; featuring hook-driven dream-pop, with beats and assorted funk flavours; chill in places with some pleasing ambient interludes, haunting piano-led pieces and vivid doses of shimmering, shoegaze-esque guitar. Influences include the likes of Cocteau Twins, Prince, Beach House, David Bowie, Radiohead, Dory Previn, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Black Sabbath, Can, Young Fathers, Kate Bush, Jane’s Addiction, Frank Zappa, Beastie Boys, Edith Piaf, Tim Buckley, Thelonious Monk, Peter Gabriel, Sarah Vaughan, Broadcast, The Replacements, Leonard Cohen, Beck, Steely Dan, Serge Gainsbourg, TV on the Radio, Pixies, Galaxie 500, This Mortal Coil, Fugazi, Elliott Smith, Joy Division, Fleetwood Mac, R.E.M., Teenage Fanclub, Billie Holiday, Mercury Rev, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Nirvana and Big Star.
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