The Ballad Of Shirley Collins Soundtrack

Our good friends at Earth Recordings today release the soundtrack to the amazing documentary film, The Ballad Of Shirley Collins. Buy a copy over at Drift on pink vinyl

Luke Turner has written beautifully about it on the Quietus and you can enjoy that in full here.

Music taken from the recent documentary about Shirley Collins’ return to music is more than a mere soundtrack LP.
— Luke Turner

Daniel Blumberg signs to Mute

Introducing Mute's latest signing Daniel Blumberg. His debut album Minus (co-produced with Scott Walker collaborator Peter Walsh) is out in May and bold, singular, standalone stuff.

Still only 27 years old, Blumberg has written himself a rich musical history; from his teenage band who signed to XL whilst he was still at school, onto and through the projects of Yuck, Oupa and Hebronix, whilst solidifying close creative partnerships with the likes of David Berman (Silver Jews), Low, Lambchop and Royal Trux’s Neil Michael Hagerty (with whom Blumberg has performed as a member of the Howling Hex).

We're thrilled to have Daniel join us live this summer in our Church venue to play the songs live as part of the Mute showcase with Josh T. Pearson.

How an ex-Vegas dancer made the first Cornish-language psych-pop album

Gwenno Saunders gives an absolutely brilliant interview to Alexis Petridis in todays Guardian. 

Read in full

She left school at 16 and took Lord of the Dance to Las Vegas. Now Gwenno Saunders has made a concept album about Cornwall, full of sunken cities, crashed gliders and cheese
— The Guardian