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Francis MacDonald & Harry Pye

Bonjour

    Francis Macdonald has plays drums with Teenage Fanclub and makes music for filmmakers/TV. Other artists he has worked with include BMX Bandits, Alex Chilton, Belle & Sebastian, The Pastels, Camera Obscura and The Vaselines. His album “Music For String, Quartet, Piano & Celeste” (2015) was described as “Sublime, minimalist classical music” by Classic FM in the UK.

    Harry Pye is a London-based artist, once described by The Guardian newspaper as "the master of lo fi British art". He won first prize in a competition to paint a portrait of Tony Blair, judged by Gilbert & George. He edits The Rebel art webzine and has had exhibitions of his work in London, Denmark, Australia and Brazil. Collaborations with filmmaker Gordon Beswick have been screened at Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London.

    Harry and Francis began collaborating when Harry asked Francis to write about his favourite Elvis song for a fanzine. Then Harry invited Francis to add percussion to a song he was recording with Neil Innes – a version of Micke Nesmith’s Rio, in the run up to The 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Harry then began sending Francis song lyrics and Francis would write music.

    “Bonjour” was produced by Francis and Harry and recorded at Francis’ home studio in Glasgow, Scotland

    Jason Ringenberg

    All Over Creation

    New album from the front man of the Legendary Scorchers and features appearances by Steve Earle, BR549 and Lambchop (who play on one of the best tracks "Erin's Seed").

    Major Matt Mason USA

    Me Me Me

    Sublime acoustic pop from Kansas-born, NY based 'anti-folkster'...A voice that makes Michael Stipe sound like Joe Bloggs singing karaoke...Brilliant Michael Shelley-esque lyrics about winding up on the wrong side of love....

    Michael Shelley

    Too Many Movies

    Flawless pop with a whole heap of great guest musicians including Chris Geddes from Belle & Sebastian and Dave Amels on keyboards, electric guitars courtesy of Jay Sherman-Godfrey (the World Famous Blue Jays) & Stevie Jackson from Belle & Sebastian, lots of harmonies and singing (from all of the above) and Laura Cantrell, and Francis Macdonald (who plays almost every instrument on this record).


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