Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker announce ‘Birds EP’

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Rough Trade Records are excited to announce the release of ‘The Birds’ EP by Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker. The six track EP will be released both digitally and as a very limited edition 12” – 650 copies worldwide, to co-incide with them supporting Richard Thompson on his sold out UK Tour this October. A very limited quantity of the EP on CD will also be for sale via the Rough Trade Records Webstore, otherwise only available on the band’s merch table! Continue reading

Must-watch: Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker reveal video for ‘Something Familiar’

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker reveal the video for “Something Familiar”, taken from their new album ‘Overnight which is released on October 14th 2016. The video was directed and produced by Bob Gallagher who has been nominated for the UKMVA  Best Rock/ Indie Video – Newcomer for Girl Band’s “In Plastic” Video as well as being selected for the Raindance Film Festival with Girl Band’s video for “Paul”.  Continue reading

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker announce debut album ‘Overnight’, share new single ‘The Waning Crescent’

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Rough Trade

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker will release their debut album for Rough Trade, Overnight, on October 14th 2016. The album which is self-produced, follows their Rough Trade debut, the Through The Clouds EP, which was released earlier this year.

Overnight is their most ambitious record to date, focusing on Clarke’s extraordinary voice and lyrics, and Walker’s prodigious guitar-playing and arranging; the album features panoramic orchestration by an eclectic core of acclaimed musicians, including strings, horns, piano, double bass, and drums. The twelve songs – ten originals and two covers – recorded almost entirely live at Rockfield Studios in Wales – serve as a snapshot of the endless cycle of night into day and back again, morning light, into dusk, into black midnight, into greying dawn, and on, and on. Continue reading