English vocalist and violinist Erica Nockalls releases the official video for cover of Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”. The video follows her recent single, “Build Me a Ship”, which was released in September to celebrate the announcement of Erica’s UK tour supporting Echo and the Bunnymen.
“In Every Dream Home a Heartache” was originally penned by Bryan Ferry, and initially featured on Roxy Music’s second album, “For Your Pleasure”.
Erica Nockalls is an English violinist, vocalist, songwriter, and visual artist. She is best known as the violinist in The Wonder Stuff, one-half of acoustic duo Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls, and as a live fiddle player for The Proclaimers. Nockalls is also the lead vocalist, violinist, and guitarist in her self-titled art-rock band. Her solo work has explored a dark, intense style of alternative-pop embracing electro, synth and industrial elements into her unique approach.
“In Every Dream Home a Heartache”, also featuring Parisian studio producer and artist Jean-Charles Versari, is a twisted duet between the main protagonists where Erica takes on the role of the doll with Jean-Charles her male counter-point. A bleak, dystopian interpretation of Roxy Music’s original, “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” showcases Erica Nockalls’ sound perfectly.
Here’s the video for the track.
About Erica Nockalls’ solo career
Erica Nockalls unveiled her maiden solo album, “Imminent Room”, under the banner of Independent Records in 2013, offering a collection of eleven original tracks penned and rendered by her, rooted in the realms of art-rock and alternative genre.
Nockalls candidly shared that her journey towards solo creation matured at 27, spurred by a blend of boredom and disappointment stemming from the prevailing musical landscape. As elucidated in the artwork of “Imminent Room”, she transitioned from a mere critic to a creator, embracing her intrinsic musical leanings that transcended her classical violinist training.
“Imminent Room” boasted collaborations with notable artists like Jeff Walker (Carcass) on “Neon Crucifix”, and Wayne Hussey (The Mission) along with Mark Thwaite (Tricky/Peter Murphy/Mob Research) on “I Am Me, This Is Now”.
The album’s mixing and co-production were helmed by TV composer George Taylor (Fratelli Brothers), with whom Nockalls initially crossed paths in 2008. Taylor enlisted Nockalls to lend her string expertise for his diverse TV endeavors, encompassing BBC Arena documentaries such as “The Dreams of William Golding” (2012) and “The Hunt for Moby Dick” (2009), among others.
Post the release of “Imminent Room”, Nockalls assembled a live band, embarking on a UK tour as a supporting act for The Wonder Stuff, and further shared stages with artists like Toyah, Public Image Ltd, Pop Will Eat Itself, and Miyavi, while her live performances showcased her artistic flair with personal artwork adorning the stage.
Her sophomore solo album, “EN2” (2014), encapsulates eleven original compositions, with Nockalls orchestrating every aspect from writing to releasing. January 2014 marked the onset of a new musical chapter as she produced and self-released an album within the one year. “EN2” was funded entirely by sales of her artwork and album pre-sales through her website.
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