Thursday, January 7, 2010
Fyfe Dangerfield flies solo, Guillemots frontman releases "Fly Yellow Moon" on March 16th, US Dates announced
Following Guillemots 2008 album Red, mercurial singer-songwriter Fyfe used the window of time created to spread his wings and lovingly record his beautiful debut solo album Fly Yellow Moon self released on March 16th.
The UK has fallen in LOVE!
“Fyfe Dangerfield has revealed himself to be both a songwriter of undoubted gifts
and something of a restless musical magpie… His first solo set, recorded in five days, finds him ranging once more, covering ground marked by lush, grown up pop and more reflective acoustic confections”.
‘A bright sunny delight’
‘Something special….raw, upbeat”
January 25- World Café Upstairs- Philadelphia
January 26- Joe’s Pub- New York
January 28- Hotel Café- Los Angeles
Fly Yellow Moon is written entirely by Fyfe and produced by Adam Noble in Urchin Studios, London – the same studios where Guillemots recorded their first classic E.P. I Saw Such Things In My Sleep. The 10-track record startles from start to finish, magnificently eclectic, warm and uplifting, haunting and melodic – it sounds like a classic upon its first listen.
Opening track "When You Walk In The Room" (Digital single released on January 26) strikes the perfect chord for the following nine sublime tracks, capturing Fyfe’s truly remarkable voice, while flaunting his daring, expansive and mystical songwriting.
The record flows with highlights including the beautiful "So Brand New," the joyous "Faster Than The Setting Sun" (Digital Single released on Feburary 23) to the scintillating "She Needs Me" and the stunningly reflective "Don’t Be Shy."
Fyfe recorded the album in five days in what he describes as ‘the best ever little studio’, which ended up being the happiest days he has ever spent in studio land. The songs were written over a 12-month period in snatched moments after soundchecks, before nights out, and after moments of unmitigated lovestruck bliss.
He met up with Bernard Butler to mix a couple of songs ("She Needs Me," "Faster Than The Setting Sun") on a 1960s-mixing desk to color the record in a different shade. The rest of the tracks remained just as they were from their first recording session. “It often sounded best this way, says Fyfe. “Capturing the moment they were recorded and not being painted over too much.”
“A good time was had by all,” notes Fyfe, and we hope you do too!
Posted: 1/07/2010 06:34:00 PM