I don't have a public release date set for the album yet so that means the only way to hear the new songs this side of the summer is to pre-order it here. I'll be uploading it by the end of April - I'm so excited to share what I consider to be my very best work so far with you.
"Direction Of Travel" is a musing on my place in the world, on journeying - physical and metaphysical, growing older, defining priorities, searching for love, being independent and becoming more familiar with fear, loss and grief. The direction of travel is ever onwards - not all those who wander are lost.
I'm lucky enough to have some very special guest musicians involved with this new album, namely:
Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses) - vocals
Mark Chadwick (Levellers) - vocals
Andrew Skeet (The Divine Comedy) - string arranging
Martin & Kimberlee McCarrick (This Mortal Coil, Marc Almond, Kristin Hersh) - cello and violin
Clive Deamer (Portishead, Radiohead) - drums
Simon Goff (Hope And Social, And The Wiremen) - violin
Cajita - piano
Nicole Robson (Bat For Lashes) - cello
Andy Sutor (Adding Machine) - drums
The album was produced by me, engineered by TJ Allen and mixed by Dan Austin. Special thanks go to Jim Barr and Adrian Utley for their help with gear and additional recording spaces.