We’ve been away for a short time but we haven’t just been sitting around in a circle, talking about cars that run entirely on water.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be putting out a zine featuring original artwork by Oliver Talkes, Zoe Taylor, Sean King, Yo Zushi and others; new writing from Ross Palmer; as well as interviews with a few musicians/artists you’ll want to read about – find out who, soon!
Also, on 29 October, we’re going to launch our new download singles club with “Wave Upon Wave”, the debut solo single from the London-based James McKean & the Blueberry Moon.
Return of the Mac: James McKean
“Wave Upon Wave” comes with the previously unreleased new song “The Brave Old Boat”.
The A-side features the deft touch of James’s brother Daniel on lap steel and electric guitar, as well as backing vocals from Laura Gimson of Letters to the Front.
The Blueberry Moon was originally started as a studio collaboration between James – best known as lead singer of The ‘A’ Train (‘A lovely, organic, earthy sound’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music) – and producer/multi-instrumentalist Ross Palmer (Yo Zushi, Great Days of Sail). The project has now developed into a six-piece live band, which has started to play regularly around London.
Find details about their shows at: myspace.com/theatrainmusic
Praise for James’s day-job band, the ‘A’ Train:
“A lovely, organic, earthy sound” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Black And White Memories is a sublime debut single” – The Fly
“Timeless pop/rock that connects as deeply as you could dare to dream”– The Mag
“A melodic and soft wall of sound like a low-key Arcade Fire” – 7 out of 10, The Digital Fix
“They’ve created something that sounds so new . . . [The 2011 song] ‘Moon Water’ is so fantastically catchy, it damn well deserves to be an immediate hit!” – Hitsmith.com
“Outwardly working through a variety of styles, there’s an underlying air of melancholy which seems to pervade all of these songs . . . A thumbs up” – 7 out of 10, Tasty Fanzine
More news to come. Stay tuned!