JAMES YORKSTON ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF HIS NEW ALBUM, THE CELLARDYKE RECORDING AND WASSAILING SOCIETY OUT 18TH AUGUST

James Yorkston | 28/05/14

Image: JY CRAWS

James Yorkston, an artist not unfamiliar with the notion of collaboration, has opened the studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players on this his eighth studio album.

Produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor in London’s Livingston studio, it features KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo, and his long-term collaborators Jon Thorne and Emma Smith. The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’ finds James at his most personal and reflective following 2012’s I Was A Cat From A Book.

What James and his collection of fine musicians have created is an album that connects the intimacy of his home-town life with the camaraderie of good friends. CRAWS flows with acceptance and relief, and is James’ fullest body of work.

Featuring 15 new James Yorkston penned songs + a cover of Chris Bell’s classic ‘You & Your Sister’, ‘The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’ is available on CD (WIGCD329), double gatefold LP (WIGLP329) and deluxe double diecut gatefold LP (WIGLP329X) and digital (WIG329D).  Album artwork was created by celebrated children’s author and illustrator Clare Beaton.

 

Tracklisting:
Fellow ManThe Blues you Sang
Sweet Sweet
Guy Fawkes' Signature
Thinking about Kat
Feathers are Falling
Broken Wave (A blues for Doogie)
Red Fox
King of the Moles
Great Ghosts
Sleep On
Embers
Honey on Thigh
As Grey and as White
The Very, Very Best
You & Your Sister

 

Pre-order the album on iTunes HERE. Pre-order the physical versions through Dom Mart HERE.

 

James Yorkston Live:

24th August – Edinburgh Unbound Gig (Album Launch Party feat. James Yorkston/KT Tunstall/Pictish Trail + support) www.edbookfest.co.uk

26th August – Old Queens Head, London (Album Launch Party feat. James Yorkston/KT Tunstall/Pictish Trail + support from Rozi Plain) - TICKETS

25th September – Dingwalls, London (feat. James Yorkston/Alexis Taylor/KT Tunstall/The Pictish Trail/Jon Thorne/Emma Smith + support) – TICKETS

James Yorkston (duo shows with Jon Thorne on double bass): 

7th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester - TICKETS

8th October – Fibbers, York - TICKETS

9th October – Bodega, Nottingham - TICKETS

10th October – The Harley, Sheffield - TICKETS

11th October – Arts Centre, Reading - TICKETS

12th October – Komedia, Brighton - TICKETS

13th October – Louisiana, Bristol - TICKETS

14th October – Leaf, Liverpool - TICKETS

James Yorkston solo:

28th October – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen - TICKETS