Hear me cover Sharon Van Etten and Ten City. I'm honoured to have been invited to do this for one of the great music blogs. Two free piano/vocal cover versions for you to stream/download. Recorded at RAK Studios recently. Hope you dig them! Thank you, Aquarium Drunkard folk.
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I am very proud to say my 5-track 1982 EP with Robert Wyatt, 'Summer into Winter', gets a vinyl re-release on Record Store Day 2020, which this year is April 18. Half-speed master by Abbey Road’s Miles Showell. Transparent turquoise vinyl. First time in 38 years.
On Monday Feb 17 I will be performing at one of London's best low-key music nights, the Society of the Golden Slippers. The Society has hosted intimate invite-only showcases for critics, influencers and music fans since 2010, showcasing both new talent and understated sets from established artists. The events are held in salon-style upstairs rooms in various Soho locations in the heart of London.
I'll be playing a 30-40 minute stripped-back solo set accompanied by my bass player, Rex Horan, as a warm-up for my upcoming UK tour.
You can win a pair of tickets for this event. Invitation only. No tickets on sale to general public.
This offer has now expired.
I'm playing solo and signing copies of my new album in a handful of small indie record shops at the beginning of February. Come and see me in Marlborough at Sound Knowledge, Brighton at Resident Music, Whitstable at Gatefield Sounds, and Leeds at Jumbo Records.
My new single Summer Ghosts is out today. It addresses issues of mental health and memory and change and the strength you need to survive shit - stuff you grew up absorbing, stuff you still live with. The title comes from the Japanese tradition of ghosts appearing in summer not - as we often imagine here - in winter. It struck me as a beautiful inversion, how thoughts can haunt you when you least expect. The last verse is then set in Hull where I first met Tracey. I revisited the city in 2017 and was hit by the optimism surrounding its year as City of Culture, but was also moved by the clear scars of economic austerity and my own memories of the place. The track was also first thing I wrote for the album where I pictured the whole production concept - the driven piano trio, the trap-influenced drums, the synth drones, the cut-up samples, the dense lyrics.