Music video for "The Cure" by Golden Glow. Directed by Mark Stokes. Additional Direction and Camera by Matt Huxford. From the album Tender Is The Night on Mush Records (mushrecords.com). Shot in Manchester, UK. Special Thanks to Tim Royle (Whitenosugar) and Matt Hilton (Quarter Blue).
Golden Glow is the charming solo project of Manchester singer/songwriter Pierre Hall. Son of a British father from Trinidad and Tobago, and a Mauritian mother, Pierre established himself in Manchester first as a party promoter and then fronting the Brit-pop band Lead Balloons. In late 2009, Pierre began to write songs as a solo artist. Naming his new project Golden Glow as a tribute to the band Felt, he used a dark period of his life to capture what he was feeling through his music. Starting simply, and sticking to the DIY aesthetics that have marked Manchester bands since the first days of punk, songs were written and recorded on a four-track with minimal equipment and no grand plan for where things might end up. After befriending and opening for The Drums, the track Adore Me was included on a compilation for their label, Holiday Records. By late 2010, the set of songs that were to become Golden Glows debut, Tender Is The Night were completed and a series of lo-fi music videos began to get attention around the internet. With a beginning equally dependent on talent, necessity, and happenstance, Golden Glow is a project that deserves the recognition that is surely coming its way.