I missed the impromptu set by The Three Craws at Homegame earlier this year, so I was delighted when my friends Iain and Aileen, who live in Aberdour, got Mel and I tickets to go see them at the Aberdour Festival. As it turned out, we were already heading to Fife that weekend to visit […]
I have to admit I found the prospect of sitting down to a whole album of ‘proper folk’ rather off-putting, even though it was recorded by James Yorkston (who it is no secret I am a massive fan of). You see, my old man is the folkie really and I consider myself more of an […]
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1666225&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Unboxing of James Yorkston ‘When The Haar Rolls In’ Boxset from Milo McLaughlin on Vimeo.
This month James Yorkston releases ‘When The Haar Rolls In’, his follow-up to 2006’s sublime ‘The Year of the Leopard’. Whilst that album was beautifully produced by Rustin Man, this time Yorkston has taken the helm himself and the result is a rich and full sound – tempered, of course, with his usual wry lyricism. […]
James Yorkston’s new album is, on first listen, a much more straightforward affair than its sublime predecessor, 2006’s The Year of The Leopard. But like the haar itself this is merely an illusion, because it’s full of rich instrumentation and quietly devastating lyrical turns – with flourishes that will appear over repeated listens and floor […]
If you want an insight into James Yorkston’s new album The Year of the Leopard, it’s perhaps best to start with the title track. “The line ‘It won’t be so easy, this year of the leopard’ was partly inspired by a book called The Leopard by Guiseppe Di Lampedusa.” Yorkston explains. “The main character is […]