Tuesday 24 October 2017

LISTEN: Cosmo Sheldrake - 'Come Along'

Discovering an artist that you haven't listened to before whose music you instantly fall in love with is always a magical experience... having released an EP a few years back Cosmo Sheldrake is far from a new artist but I was introduced to his music as the support act for Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit last week at London's Roundhouse. Performing a set with only his keyboard and all kinds of samplers for company, Cosmo was instantly impressive and really endearing, introducing the audience to the sounds he was sampling - lots of mysterious and intriguing things including sheep, pigs, fish, slate and even the Sun!

Much to my delight, Cosmo told us that he's just finished work on his debut album, which he'll be releasing through Transgressive Records (a dream of a label who work with the likes of Foals, Alvvays and Johnny Flynn himself) around April next year. Come Along is the first tune to drop from the album and Cosmo's first release for three years, so quite the event... on the track you can hear him playing over 10 instruments including household items like a vacuum cleaner and empty beer bottles. The track is co-produced and mixed by Matthew Herbert and, Cosmo describes, it "began when I decided to make the most preposterously over-the-top introduction that I could [...] I made this ridiculously grandiose beginning, and then it developed from there."

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