Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce the release of The Other Place, the long-awaited second full-length album from English art-rock collective Billie Bottle & The Multiple, on 14th May 2021.
On Election Day 2015, a pint of milk mysteriously appears at the gates of Parliament.
Set in the week running up to a UK general election, The Other Place tells the true story of two musicians from Devon (Billie Bottle & Martine as seen on BBC’s The Voice) as they make their way slowly to Westminster.
On high streets, market squares and seafront promenades, they perform the same song, forty-nine times over, and at each stop they start conversations with whoever they meet, asking them “Who’s got the Power?”.
This journey through the foundations of British democracy inspired a sequence of songs whose lyrics come from the words of the voters (and non-voters) that Billie and Martine met on their journey. It is a celebration of gentler kinds of power and an invitation to make their voices heard.
Following on from their critically acclaimed album, Unrecorded Beam (the poetry of Thoreau), The Multiple features Martine Waltier, Roz Harding and Billie Bottle, (all mainstays of Mike Westbrook’s Uncommon Orchestra) plus flautist Vivien Goodwin-Darke (from the psychedelic rock band, Magic Bus) and recording artist and producer Lee Fletcher (of Unsung Productions). Like the best art rock, they continue to combine folk, jazz, pop and minimalism in an engaging and meaningful way
Pre-orders for The Other Place – which will be available on CD and as a digital download – commence on 4th April 2021.