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Now That I知 A River Limited Vinyl LP

by Charles Watson

Release Date: 18 May 2018

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Moshi Moshi


Charles Watson Now That I知 A River Limited Vinyl LP

Charles Watson the London based songwriter/producer and member of indie duo Slow Club and garage-rock super group The Surfing Magazines announces the release of his debut solo record.

To mark the announcement, Watson is streaming 羨bandoned Buick, the second track to be taken from the album following the release of the BBC 6 Music playlisted 鮮o Fanfare. 羨bandoned Buick came about through a chance introduction to a Yamaha YC30. 典he band Mates of State left a Yamaha YC30 at the Moshi Moshi Records HQ a few years ago and somehow I致e ended up babysitting the thing, explains Watson on the making of the track. 的 love this thing so much. The fuzz setting through a Fender amp is basically the most pleasing sounding thing I致e ever heard. That痴 what does the riff on 羨bandoned Buick. Thanks Mates of State, please don稚 come back for it.

Not only is this Watson痴 solo debut but it also marks his first foray into production. Exploring his relationship with traditional harmony singing, Watson worked with sampled versions of his own voice to create unusual vocal textures.

A former writing student of Central St Martins and The Faber Academy, Watson uses his own fiction writing as a spring board for his lyrics, a method he has also used for his previous records. The new album takes inspiration from the reoccurring themes and language of the JG Ballard novel 'Hello America'. Now That I知 A River was co-produced by Watson with longtime collaborator David Glover at Tesla Studios in Sheffield and features a hand-picked band, including Guillemot's Fyfe Dangerfield and Hot Club De Paris' Paul Rafferty. Rozi Plain and members of The Deep Throat Choir and Trashkit also make an appearance on the album title track 'Now That I'm A River'.

Featured Tracks:
1. Voices Carry Through The Mist
2. Now That I'm A River
3. You've Got Your Way Of Leaving
4. Love Is Blue
5. Wildflower
6. No Fanfare
7. Abandoned Buick
8. Run And Hide
9. Tapestry
10. Everything Goes Right