Watch 5 Setups Around The House – Made for Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. It’s essentially an improvised live show meets Through The Keyhole.
Watch Lockdown Patchwork – Following a call for submissions of outdoor sounds recorded during lockdown, Leafcutter John has recorded a crowd-sourced musical artwork which explores the important role nature and access to green spaces has played during this uniquely challenging year. John has woven interviews into this evocative piece, including the words of poet Ian McMillan, beat boxer Jason Singh and nature writer Zakiya McKenzie.
A New Album is Born
I’m really excited to announce my new album, Yes! Come Parade With Us, which I’ve been sitting on it like a hen on her eggs for a few months now. I made the record using my modular synth and and a bounty of field recordings gathered on my summer holiday walking 60 miles of the Norfolk Coast Path. It also features two amazing drummers: Tom Skinner (Hello Skinny, Sons of Kemet) and my Polar Bear bandmate Seb Rochford.
The physical act of walking in Norfolk, drinking in all these amazingly wild vistas inspired the tempo and the melodies you’ll hear. Each song also contains sounds fresh from the coast – Doing The Beeston Bump opens with a walk on the pebble beach at Cley-Next-The-Sea. Elephant Bones contains the eerie sound of masts in the wind at Blakeney boat yard and on Pillar are a myriad of sounds from Wells harbour: slack water, moored fishing boats, and countless birds, including a tern catching its breakfast
Here is the first video single – Hope you enjoy it!
The record which will be available April 19th on vinyl, CD, and digital will be coming out on Border Community which is home to James Holden, Luke Abbott, and Nathan Fake amongst others.