Co-pilgrim release third album in two years – ‘Slows To Go’ – Nov. 6th on Battle Worldwide Recordings.
Winchester/Oxford masters of perfectly crafted pop Co-pilgrim, release their third album on November 6th via Battle Worldwide Recordings. A free download of the first single ‘You Come Over, You Go’ has been made available with an accompanying video.
Co-pilgrim’s Mike Gale (Black Nielson) is a man on a mission; ‘Slows To Go’ is the third Co-pilgrim album in two years, that’s in addition to the two solo albums he’s released this year alone. There are echoes of the implausibe productivity of indie heroes Guided By Voices’ to this effect (Gale is a fan) and with previous albums ‘A Fairer Sea’ (2013) and ‘Plumes’ (2014) high praise indeed has already come Co-pilgrims’ way.
Daniel Knox UK March dates supporting The Handsome Family. Self titled third album rel. Feb 24th (Carrot Top Records).
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‘one of the most important singer songwriters of the moment’ David Coulter
‘imagine John Grant singing a collection of Raymond Carver stories’ UNCUT
Sat 7 – Birmingham, The Institute – Tickets
Mon 9 – Stirling, Tolbooth – Tickets
Tues 10 – Edinburgh, Pleasance Theatre – Tickets
Wed 11 – Glasgow, St Andrews in the Square – Tickets
Mon 16 – Leeds, Irish Centre – Tickets
Tues 17 – Reading, Sub 89 – Tickets
Wed 18 – Sheffield, Memorial Hall – Tickets
Fri 20 – Liverpool, The Leaf – Tickets
Sat 21 – Manchester, The Martin Harris Centre – Tickets
Sun 22 – Cardiff, Globe – Tickets
Hannah & The Heartbreak single ‘Moon Dune’ Feb. 9th, from debut album ‘Open Heart Surgery’ (All The Cats Recordings) avail. now. Plus video released.
London based Hannah & The Heartbreak originally formed as a collaboration between lead singer-songwriter Hannah Bristow, and a collection of musician friends based at a live-in warehouse in North London.
A gifted artist, Hannah ascribed each song on ‘Open Heart Surgery’ an elaborate and beautiful illustration which can be seen in the upcoming video for ‘Moon Dune’ – second single taken from the album, out on February 9th – ‘Moon Dune’ YouTube
This follows first single ‘The Gate’ (Soundcloud) that received great airplay with Tom Robinson at 6Music, Alex Lester at BBCR2 and Amazing Radio.
First single to be taken from debut album ‘Open Heart Surgery’ by Hannah & The Heartbreak is ‘The Gate’ – already receiving airplay from Alex Lester on BBC Radio 2.
The album is out on August 25th via All The Cats Recordings and features 12 tracks, all recorded in a North London live in warehouse by Hannah Bristow and a collection of musicians. Each track on the album has been coupled with a unique line-drawn illustration designed by Hannah herself – the first of which can be seen on the cover of ‘The Gate’.
Listen to the unmastered version of ‘The Gate’ here: Soundcloud
‘Hearing Bird for the first time will feel like discovering a new planet’
Independent on Sunday
Things Are Really Great Here.. Sort Of’ follows Andrew Bird’s 2013 7-track EP release ‘I Want to See Pulaski at Night’, and his 2012 record ‘Hands of Glory’. Released digitally (and CD via the website – here) on June 3rd , with a vinyl format following later this Summer.
Bird will embark on a North American tour this Summer with his band Hands of Glory – Tift Merritt, Alan Hampton (bass), Eric Heywood (pedal steel), Kevin O’Donnell (drums) – beginning June 6th and including two sold out Rough Trade NYC shows.
The Handsome Family is husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks, who have collaborated as a couple for more than 20 years garnering widespread critical acclaim. Andrew Bird – a long-time fan – first covered their track ‘Don’t Be Scared’ in 2003 and toured with the band last Autumn. He then began work on this collection which includes an updated rendition of ‘Don’t Be Scared’.
Listen to ‘Tin-Foiled’ from ‘Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…’, originally premiered on Pitchfork, here.
From Nashville, Thom Donovan’s first single from ‘Canon’ entitled ‘Shipwreck’ is a collaboration with Wyclef Jean featuring guest vocalist Ruby Amanfu. The song, inspired by Arthur Brooke’s poem ‘The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet’ (1562), is a looping blend of treated classical guitars and an 808 drum machine.
Catch the video for ‘Shipwreck’ which includes performers from the Nashville Ballet.
- ‘Canon’ was mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, The Raconteurs, The White Stripes) and mastered by Richard Dodd (Wilco, Tom Petty, George Harrison).
Thom (ex-of band Lapush) also writes for JMHB Music and Kobalt Music. His tracks frequently appear in popular TV shows, including The Good Wife on CBS and Body of Proof on ABC, and he also has a recurring role in the ABC musical drama series ‘Nashville’, as a musician.
Until The Bird.. release single ‘Nightingales’ in prep’ for album ‘Pale Clouded Yellow’ out later this year.
Originally from Bristol, Canterbury and Lithuania, Until the Bird (of the Soul Takes Flight from the Cage of the Body to Consort with the Nightingales of the Everlasting Garden – to give them their full name) formed in London in 2011 winning support from BBCR3’s Late Junction, Resonance FM (Sam Lee), Folk Radio and BBC Introducing for their debut six-track EP ‘Dwelling’.
They write songs that are simply mini-epic celebrations of life and love made in defiance of war and the forces of late capitalism crafting something you haven’t ever quite heard before, while remaining rooted in the musical history of these isles and further afield. Fusing irresistible melodies with a restless musical curiosity and a desire to make songs that feel completely new.
3rd April – Smugglers Sessions at The Lighthouse, Walmer, Deal, Kent CT14 7DX
14th May – The Folkroom at the Harrison Pub, 28 Harrison St., Kings Cross, London WC1H 8JF