West Kirby County Primary, the third full-length album from multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Bill Ryder-Jones, will be released on 6th November 2015.
The follow-up to A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart was written and recorded by Ryder-Jones in his childhood bedroom at his mother’s house in West Kirby before being filtered through Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios. A classic band record, West Kirby County Primary features Bill playing a multitude of instruments including the electric guitar with his trademark prowess.
Mixed by James Ford, each of West Kirby County Primary’s ten tracks offers a sneaked glance into his private world; they eavesdrop on a set of encounters that go about “turning stories into beautiful truth” set to glorious molten melody that explodes like fireworks over water. It all adds up to a remarkable record by one of our most cherished musicians – a musical polymath as at ease on stage with the Manchester Camerata (where he performed ‘If…’ as part of the Manchester Literature Festival last Autumn) or on live guitar duties with Arctic Monkeys as he is on production duties with Hooton Tennis Club and The Wytches.
Beach Baby are a London-based four-piece whose transatlantic, sensory take on slacker-pop was brought together via Athens, Dorset and Sheffield. They met in the musically-rich halls of Goldsmiths, where co-vocalists Ollie and Lawrence placed an advert looking to flesh out their then-folk-driven duo. Future bassist Iraklis turned up dressing like a 50s freshman (and swiftly got the gig), before the addition of drummer Shep rounded off the dreamy mix of sounds that would define Beach Baby. And it’s this quintessentially British take on the glamourized post-college experience – the frustrations and thwarted fantasies that might actually await you – which underline Beach Baby: a band who now move towards their moment in the sun.
Ladies and gentlemen, hot off the block it’s the kids that pop your cotton socks off, Trudy baby. Hopeless, romantic Trudy.
These nowhere boys will leave you love drunk and weeping into your whiskey. With hollywood-tinged melodies and raucous guitar, they spit grit in the teeth of a Colgate grin. Trudy are comfy in a mix of Doo-Wop, 60s girl groups, The Beach Boys, The Strokes and Jonathan Richman.
Heartbroken ever since his first love frenched another guy, Olly picked up the guitar and began to pen pop tunes. His songs tell of his struggle being mean to women and regretting it later when he is lonely. Olly needed a band. Tipping a trolley full of trash in a strangers digs, Olly met bassist Lewis and before too long he found drums in childhood mucker Brad. They now live together in Liverpool.
Tickets are priced at £11.50 and go on sale at 9am Friday 16th October HERE