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Fall Of The Watcher now available 3/9/23 on translucent purple vinyl with gatefold sleeve from our label GEP.
Following our signing with Giant Electric Pea (GEP) we are delighted to announce that Fall Of The Watcher will be re-issued on CD with new packaging and larger 12 page booklet on 27th Jan 2023. Full details of our signing available at Loudersound - click here.
Top 10 Album of 2022
Returned To The Earth is the name used by Robin Peachey for a musical project he started in 2014. In its earliest stages it was purely a studio project to record a group of songs for fun. These tracks, with the help of Paul Johnston from Rhythm Studios, his brother Steve Peachey and friend Craig Joy became the first album, Returned To The Earth. The album was written very quickly over the course of a couple of months and was released in 2016. Robin then set about writing a follow up album, 'The Best Kept Secret'. To support the album several gigs and live radio slots were played including BBC Radio and Mello Festival alongside Hawkwind, The Alarm & Republica.
RTTE's sound was changing, and moving towards a more progressive, atmospheric sound. Influenced by prog bands as well art pop and post rock artists, a new album, Erebus, was released in December 2019. This was again recorded at Rhythm with Paul and Steve. Marion Fleetwood (Tradarrr) also joined to play violin, cello and viola to give a new dimension to the sound. The album was a clear step forward and had a mixture of organic and electronic sounds creating a melancholic but at times uplifting album. The album went a little under the radar but got a good review from Prog Critique in France who gave it a very good 4/5 star review and helped to spread the RTTE word a little further.
The Covid pandemic was a dark time for all of us but the one good thing it brought to the table was time to create a wealth of new material to record the next album (and indeed parts of album 5 as well). The next album, Fall Of The Watcher, was a much more personal affair than previous releases and was mastered by Steve Kitch (The Pineapple Thief). It was released in April 2022 and became the breakthrough album that RTTE had been waiting for. Great reviews followed in Prog Magazine, The Prog Report, Prog Critique & The Progressive Aspect. The album was listed in many end of year awards and Best Of lists. The highlight of the year then came when the well respected progressive label Giant Electric Pea made contact, and in late 2022, Returned To The Earth signed to the label. Fall Of The Watcher was then re-released by GEP on CD in January 2023. More good press followed with a great review and interview in Eclipsed Magazine in Germany. To top it all off a beautiful purple vinyl gatefold edition of Fall Of The Watcher was released in Sept 2023 and is available from GEP.
Returned To The Earth 's new 6 track album Stalagmite Steeple is now finished and will be released in 2024 (Date TBC).
Robin Peachey - Vocals, Guitar, Synths, Piano
Paul Johnston - Drums, Guitar & Synths
Steve Peachey - Synths
Produced & Mixed by Paul Johnston at Rhythm Studios
Mastered by Steve Kitch
Additional musicians on previous albums:-
Marion Fleetwood - Violin, Viola & Cello
Craig Joy - Guitar
Additional musicians for Live :-
Tom Crockett - Guitar
Noel Johnson - Bass
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