March 9, 2009 -
Graham releases a brand new solo
album 'The Spinning Top' on Transgressive Records on May 11
The album, Graham's finest
yet, features musical contributions from Robyn Hitchcock and
Graham at BBC Folk Awards 2008
Graham Coxon releases his
brand new album The Spinning Top on Transgressive Records on
The album was recorded in London in Spring 2008 and features
musical contributions from Robyn Hitchcock and Danny Thompson,
amongst others. It was produced by Stephen Street.
A single "Sorrow's Army" will follow a week after the album,
on May 18; a limited edition single "In the Morning",
available on etched 10" vinyl as part of 'Record Store Day',
will precede the album on April 18.
Graham will be performing at the Transgressive showcase at
South by Southwest, as well as at selected other events within
the festival. He also plays with Peter Doherty on his tour
later in March. Graham will preview his album with several low
key shows in May, with a full solo tour to follow in the
The Spinning Top features 15 brand new tracks and marks
something of a departure in sound and feel from previous
Graham Coxon solo work. It is also unusual in that the songs
follow a narrative "nothing less than the story of a man from
birth to death!"
Graham says: "The album is mainly an acoustic journey although
there is, of course, some explosive electric guitar action. I
wanted to show how exciting acoustic instruments can be, how
dynamic and rich and heart-thumpingly raw they can sound at a
time when acoustic music seems either too cute or too soppy.
Obvious influences here are the amazing Martin Carthy, the
late, great Davey Graham and the late, great John Martyn".
"There are some guests too! Robyn Hitchcock supplies some
counter-attack guitar, Jas Singh plays dilruba and jori with
his friends Gurjit Sembhi on taus and Jaskase Singh on esraj.
Danny Thompson plays the legendary Victoria, Graham Fox gives
plenty of swing on the drums and sizzle cymbals and Louis
Vause tinkles the ivories".
"My friend Lucy supplies the voice of the wife and Natasha
Marsh channels the voice of the Medea-like enchantress".
Graham will be playing the following gigs at SXSW:
- 18th March - Levi's
Fader day party @ The Fader Fort
- 19th March -
Transgressive day party @ Brush Square Park
- 20th March -
Billboard official evening showcase @ Pangaea
- 21st March - Mojo
magazine day party @ Mean Eyed Cat and Q magazine day party
@ Mean Eyed Cat
March 14, 2009 from vblurpage.com:
The tracklisting for The Spinning Top is:
- Look Into The Light
- This House
- In The Morning
- If You Want Me
- Perfect Love
- Brave The Storm
- Dead Bees
- Sorrow's Army
- Caspian Sea
- Humble Man
- Feel Alright
- Far From Everything
- Tripping Over