Hayley Griffiths to release two new albums in January

Hayley Griffiths
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Hayley Griffths has announced that she will release two different albums in January, that will highlight two different facets of her musical character.

Both Far From Here and MELANIE will be released on January 23. The former, on which Griffith's has worked with former Pallas keyboard player Mike Stobbie, is a Celtic album, while the latter is the very first release from the Hayley Griffiths Band and features a duet between Griffiths and Big Big Train drummer Nick D'Virgilio.

"In a distant time and place a Princess had to ex-communicate herself from her own Country because of the infidelity of her lover who she hopes to regain, but there is much more to this story," says Stobbie, who has produced Far From Here, a precursor to the production, This Land, a Celtic opus with many prog overtones which Stobbie has produced, written and composed.

Far From Here features 11 songs; the title track, penned by Stobbie, and the other 10 tracks are brand new cinematic style arrangements of much loved traditional Celtic songs. You can watch a video for first single, Far From Here, below.

MELANIE features seven new rock tracks (plus three bonus tracks on the CD version) and has been mixed by Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral For A Friend).

Far From Here and MELANIE will also be released as a limited edition combined double vinyl. You can view the artwork for Far From Here below.


Hayley Griffiths

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.