Album release: "Strange Readings From The Weather Station" by James McArthur And The Head Gardeners
Release date: 1 June 2015
Label: Moorland Records
More information / listen on: James McArthur website
We are proud to introduce 'Strange Readings From The Weather Station’ the long awaited new album from Welsh born folk singer/songwriter James McArthur.
Following the release of the EP ‘Lawn Order’, 'Strange Readings From The Weather Station' delivers a startlingly accomplished brace of songs in a unique style of hazy folk; with plucked guitar lines and breathy, playful vocals that are reinforced with yearning violin parts and haunting pedal steel guitar. The sound echoes the likes Nick Drake and Iron and Wine from a perspective that's all his own; grounded and fleeting and always profound.
The tracks invite you on a journey, through rolling harmonies, shifting guitar, with songs as changeable as the British weather.
The album was recorded at Tin Room Studios in Hackney, London and Wickham Farm, Welling (once the home and studio of singer Kate Bush) with Head Gardeners Johnny O and Jim Willis, and featuring guest musicians Samantha Whates and Syd Arthurs’ Joel Magill and Raven Bush.