James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players | RUG332 | Released: 02/08/09
Limited edition 7" single with individually artworked sleeve, and the chance for fans to see their own words etched into the run out groove plus a chance to win a pair of tickets to Field Day.
On 3 August James Yorkston is to release a new single, the limited edition 7” ‘Martinmas Time’. The single is taken from James’ forthcoming 5th studio album ‘Folk Songs’, which sees James teaming up with The Big Eyes Family Players for a new album of traditional songs, set for release a week after the single on 10 August.
Limited to 300 copies, James’ version of ‘Martinmas Time’, learned from the singing of Anne Briggs, is backed by ‘Nottanum Town’, which is also taken from the ‘Folk Songs’ recording sessions. Each 7” comes in it’s own unique sleeve - 300 blank sleeves have been sent out by James Yorkston & James Green (aka Big Eyes) to friends and family to be designed, desecrated, doddoled & decollated on. Already with their crayons to the ready are King Creosote, The Pictish Trail, Lone Pigeon & Steve Mason. Who knows which one you'll get?!
Not only that! James also wants his fans to be involved in the creative process by offering them a chance to write a haiku and see it etched into real life vinyl. Yes, write a haiku based around the theme of James Yorkston/ ‘Folk Songs’ / Big Eyes and two winners’ entries will be etched into the run out groove of the 7".
Entrants should send their haikus to firstname.lastname@example.org with JY POEM COMP in the subject line. Entries must be received by the 30th June.
Each winner will also get a pair of tickets to London’s Field Day where James will be performing. Details below:
AEROPLANE / APES AND ANDROIDS / AUDION / EROL ALKAN / ERRORS / FAKE BLOOD / FENNESZ / FINAL FANTASY / FIRST AID KIT / FOUR TET / JAMES YORKSTON / JUANA MOLINA / LITTLE BOOTS (Live) / MALCOLM MIDDLETON / MICACHU AND THE SHAPES / MOGWAI / MYSTERY JETS / RUSKO / SANTIGOLD (UK Exclusive) / S.C.U.M / SKREAM / THE BIG PINK / THE HORRORS / THE TEMPER TRAP / THE THING / THE XX / TOUMANI DIABATE / WOODPIGEON / WET PAINT
SATURDAY 1st AUGUST 2009
VICTORIA PARK / LONDON / E9
TICKET PRICE: £29.50 + BF
TIME: 11.30 – 10.30PM