Leafcutter John

Saturday 16 March, 2019
A London based songwriter, electronic musician, and artist and is also a member of Mercury Prize nominated act Polar Bear. Leafcutter John will be releasing his new album this year, a collection of songs created from wildlife field recordings from the Norfolk countryside.

On the auspicious occasion of the release of his mystical seventh artist album, technological force of nature Leafcutter John teams up with fellow stalwarts of  idiosyncratic electronica Border Community to gift unto the world the small yet perfectly formed joyously utopian artefact ‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’. Weaving field recordings from the Norfolk coastline together with layers of lyrical modular synth, these seven bright eyed folk anthems sing with positivity and a sense of place, and feel right at home amongst the British label’s unparalleled ever pastoral and often organic electronic legacy.

During the summer of 2017 exiled Yorkshireman Leafcutter John returned to his one time home of Norfolk (having graduated in Painting from Norwich’s School of Art and Design back in 1998) and set out on foot along the sixty mile section of Norfolk Coast Path which runs from Hunstanton to Overstrand, trusty audio recording device in his pocket. “And very soon the physical act of walking began to make me think about music,” he explains. “My footsteps dictated the tempo and imagined melodies accompanied me as I slowly moved along the increasingly wild and magical stretch of coastline. Stresses of the city were replaced by the fall and rise of the North Sea and endless salt flats. Sounds from the environment filtered in and I would stop often to record what I was hearing around me.”

Back home in London, the hours of amassed field recordings would form the backbone and inspiration for a whole album worth of outpourings from John’s six years in the making modular synth. From the evocative sound of sea birds on ‘Pillar’ and ‘Stepper Motor’ to the colourful conversation from a country pub in ‘This Way Out’, the apposite selection of samples which made the final edit provide the perfect jumping off point for John’s synths to soar with abandon, at times uplifting, frenetic, haunting, hypnotic or meditative, but always atmospheric and with unstoppable propulsion.

“Above all else, I wanted the album to exude a sense of constant forward motion but at a very human scale,” says John. Thus drummer friends Tom Skinner (Hello Skinny) and Sebastian Rochford (long-time collaborator in the twice Mercury Prize nominated band Polar Bear) were roped in to lend their suitably clattering human momentum, on ‘Doing The Beeston Bump’ and ‘Dunes’ respectively. Working in tempos to match his walking speed throughout “whether trudging along a rainy shingle beach or running up wildflowering clifftop paths” ‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’ is perfect traveling music, and once unleashed upon the world is sure to provide the soundtrack to plenty more journeys to come.

For a taste of Leafcutters new album head over to https://bit.ly/2T03c37

On the auspicious occasion of the release of his mystical seventh artist album,

technological force

-

of

-

nature

Leafcutter John

teams up with fellow stalwarts of

idiosyncratic electronica Border Community to gift unto the world the small

-

yet

-

perfectly

-

formed joyously utopian artefact ‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’. Weaving field recordings

from the Norfolk coastline together with laye

rs of lyrical modular synth, these seven bright

-

eyed folk anthems sing with positivity and a sense of place, and feel right at home amongst

the British label’s unparalleled ever

-

pastoral and often organic electronic legacy.

During the summer of 2017 exiled

Yorkshireman Leafcutter John returned to his one

-

time

home of Norfolk (having graduated in Painting from Norwich’s School of Art and Design

back in 1998) and set out on foot along the sixty mile section of Norfolk Coast Path which

runs from Hunstanton to

Overstrand, trusty audio recording device in his pocket. “And very

soon the physical act of walking began to make me think about music,” he explains. “My

footsteps dictated the tempo and imagined melodies accompanied me as I slowly moved

along the increasi

ngly wild and magical stretch of coastline. Stresses of the city were

replaced by the fall and rise of the North Sea and endless salt

flats. Sounds from the environment filtered in and I would stop often to record what I was

hearing around me.”

Back home i

n London, the hours of amassed field recordings would form the backbone

and inspiration for a whole album worth of outpourings from John’s six

-

years

-

in

-

the

-

making modular synth. From the evocative sound of sea birds on ‘Pillar’ and ‘Stepper

Motor’ to the c

olourful conversation from a country pub in ‘This Way Out’, the apposite

selection of samples which made the final edit provide the perfect jumping

-

off point for

John’s synths to soar with abandon, at times uplifting, frenetic, haunting, hypnotic or

medita

tive, but always atmospheric and with unstoppable propulsion.

“Above all else, I wanted the album to exude a sense of constant forward motion but at a

very human scale,” says John. Thus drummer friends Tom Skinner (

Hello Skinny

) and

Sebastian Rochford (long

-

time collaborator in the twice

Mercury Prize

-

nominated

band

Polar Bear

) wer

e roped in to lend their suitably clattering human momentum, on

‘Doing The Beeston Bump’ and ‘Dunes’ respectively. Working in tempos to match his

walking speed throughout

“whether trudging along a rainy shingle beach or running up

wildflowering clifftop

paths”

‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’ is perfect traveling music, and

once unleashed upon the world is sure to provide the soundtrack to plenty more journeys

to come.the auspicious occasion of the release of his mystical seventh artist album,

technological force

-

of

-

nature

Leafcutter John

teams up with fellow stalwarts of

idiosyncratic electronica Border Community to gift unto the world the small

-

yet

-

perfectly

-

formed joyously utopian artefact ‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’. Weaving field recordings

from the Norfolk coastline together with laye

rs of lyrical modular synth, these seven bright

-

eyed folk anthems sing with positivity and a sense of place, and feel right at home amongst

the British label’s unparalleled ever

-

pastoral and often organic electronic legacy.

During the summer of 2017 exiled

Yorkshireman Leafcutter John returned to his one

-

time

home of Norfolk (having graduated in Painting from Norwich’s School of Art and Design

back in 1998) and set out on foot along the sixty mile section of Norfolk Coast Path which

runs from Hunstanton to

Overstrand, trusty audio recording device in his pocket. “And very

soon the physical act of walking began to make me think about music,” he explains. “My

footsteps dictated the tempo and imagined melodies accompanied me as I slowly moved

along the increasi

ngly wild and magical stretch of coastline. Stresses of the city were

replaced by the fall and rise of the North Sea and endless salt

flats. Sounds from the environment filtered in and I would stop often to record what I was

hearing around me.”

Back home i

n London, the hours of amassed field recordings would form the backbone

and inspiration for a whole album worth of outpourings from John’s six

-

years

-

in

-

the

-

making modular synth. From the evocative sound of sea birds on ‘Pillar’ and ‘Stepper

Motor’ to the c

olourful conversation from a country pub in ‘This Way Out’, the apposite

selection of samples which made the final edit provide the perfect jumping

-

off point for

John’s synths to soar with abandon, at times uplifting, frenetic, haunting, hypnotic or

medita

tive, but always atmospheric and with unstoppable propulsion.

“Above all else, I wanted the album to exude a sense of constant forward motion but at a

very human scale,” says John. Thus drummer friends Tom Skinner (

Hello Skinny

) and

Sebastian Rochford (long

-

time collaborator in the twice

Mercury Prize

-

nominated

band

Polar Bear

) wer

e roped in to lend their suitably clattering human momentum, on

‘Doing The Beeston Bump’ and ‘Dunes’ respectively. Working in tempos to match his

walking speed throughout

“whether trudging along a rainy shingle beach or running up

wildflowering clifftop

paths”

‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’ is perfect traveling music, and

once unleashed upon the world is sure to provide the soundtrack to plenty more journeys

to come.

On the auspicious occasion of the release of his mystical seventh artist album,

technological force

-

of

-

nature

Leafcutter John

teams up with fellow stalwarts of

idiosyncratic electronica Border Community to gift unto the world the small

-

yet

-

perfectly

-

formed joyously utopian artefact ‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’. Weaving field recordings

from the Norfolk coastline together with laye

rs of lyrical modular synth, these seven bright

-

eyed folk anthems sing with positivity and a sense of place, and feel right at home amongst

the British label’s unparalleled ever

-

pastoral and often organic electronic legacy.

During the summer of 2017 exiled

Yorkshireman Leafcutter John returned to his one

-

time

home of Norfolk (having graduated in Painting from Norwich’s School of Art and Design

back in 1998) and set out on foot along the sixty mile section of Norfolk Coast Path which

runs from Hunstanton to

Overstrand, trusty audio recording device in his pocket. “And very

soon the physical act of walking began to make me think about music,” he explains. “My

footsteps dictated the tempo and imagined melodies accompanied me as I slowly moved

along the increasi

ngly wild and magical stretch of coastline. Stresses of the city were

replaced by the fall and rise of the North Sea and endless salt

flats. Sounds from the environment filtered in and I would stop often to record what I was

hearing around me.”

Back home i

n London, the hours of amassed field recordings would form the backbone

and inspiration for a whole album worth of outpourings from John’s six

-

years

-

in

-

the

-

making modular synth. From the evocative sound of sea birds on ‘Pillar’ and ‘Stepper

Motor’ to the c

olourful conversation from a country pub in ‘This Way Out’, the apposite

selection of samples which made the final edit provide the perfect jumping

-

off point for

John’s synths to soar with abandon, at times uplifting, frenetic, haunting, hypnotic or

medita

tive, but always atmospheric and with unstoppable propulsion.

“Above all else, I wanted the album to exude a sense of constant forward motion but at a

very human scale,” says John. Thus drummer friends Tom Skinner (

Hello Skinny

) and

Sebastian Rochford (long

-

time collaborator in the twice

Mercury Prize

-

nominated

band

Polar Bear

) wer

e roped in to lend their suitably clattering human momentum, on

‘Doing The Beeston Bump’ and ‘Dunes’ respectively. Working in tempos to match his

walking speed throughout

“whether trudging along a rainy shingle beach or running up

wildflowering clifftop

paths”

‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’ is perfect traveling music, and

once unleashed upon the world is sure to provide the soundtrack to plenty more journeys

to come.

On the auspicious occasion of the release of his mystical seventh artist album,

technological force

-

of

-

nature

Leafcutter John

teams up with fellow stalwarts of

idiosyncratic electronica Border Community to gift unto the world the small

-

yet

-

perfectly

-

formed joyously utopian artefact ‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’. Weaving field recordings

from the Norfolk coastline together with laye

rs of lyrical modular synth, these seven bright

-

eyed folk anthems sing with positivity and a sense of place, and feel right at home amongst

the British label’s unparalleled ever

-

pastoral and often organic electronic legacy.

During the summer of 2017 exiled

Yorkshireman Leafcutter John returned to his one

-

time

home of Norfolk (having graduated in Painting from Norwich’s School of Art and Design

back in 1998) and set out on foot along the sixty mile section of Norfolk Coast Path which

runs from Hunstanton to

Overstrand, trusty audio recording device in his pocket. “And very

soon the physical act of walking began to make me think about music,” he explains. “My

footsteps dictated the tempo and imagined melodies accompanied me as I slowly moved

along the increasi

ngly wild and magical stretch of coastline. Stresses of the city were

replaced by the fall and rise of the North Sea and endless salt

flats. Sounds from the environment filtered in and I would stop often to record what I was

hearing around me.”

Back home i

n London, the hours of amassed field recordings would form the backbone

and inspiration for a whole album worth of outpourings from John’s six

-

years

-

in

-

the

-

making modular synth. From the evocative sound of sea birds on ‘Pillar’ and ‘Stepper

Motor’ to the c

olourful conversation from a country pub in ‘This Way Out’, the apposite

selection of samples which made the final edit provide the perfect jumping

-

off point for

John’s synths to soar with abandon, at times uplifting, frenetic, haunting, hypnotic or

medita

tive, but always atmospheric and with unstoppable propulsion.

“Above all else, I wanted the album to exude a sense of constant forward motion but at a

very human scale,” says John. Thus drummer friends Tom Skinner (

Hello Skinny

) and

Sebastian Rochford (long

-

time collaborator in the twice

Mercury Prize

-

nominated

band

Polar Bear

) wer

e roped in to lend their suitably clattering human momentum, on

‘Doing The Beeston Bump’ and ‘Dunes’ respectively. Working in tempos to match his

walking speed throughout

“whether trudging along a rainy shingle beach or running up

wildflowering clifftop

paths”

‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’ is perfect traveling music, and

once unleashed upon the world is sure to provide the soundtrack to plenty more journeys

to come.

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Saturday 16th March, 6:30pm doors for food and bar, 8pm performance
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