King Creosote and Jon Hopkins | 06/04/11

Image: KC JH

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins are to release Bubble as the next single from their much acclaimed debut collaborative album, Diamond Mine, released this week. The ‘heart-tearingly gorgeous, soft and melancholy track’ (Guardian F&M) will be available from 30th May via digital download.

Diamond Mine produces a near classical suite of emotion ranging from cracked despair to patched-up euphoria. Described by King Creosote as a ‘soundtrack to a romanticised version of a life lived in a Scottish coastal village’, the record weaves in slices of Fife life - bike wheels, spring tides, tea cups and café chatter to produce a beautiful, unique and timeless album. Featuring lyrics and vocals from King Creosote sung over musical backdrops arranged and recorded by Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine is a genuine labour of love, recorded over a number of years without the pressure of deadlines, whenever Jon and KC could get together.

The duo will be performing live at the Union Chapel in London on 25th May, with further dates TBA.

Listen to the track here: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Bubble by DominoRecordCo