Posts Tagged ‘Bill Ryder Jones’

English multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones is releasing his fourth solo album, Yawn, due on November. 2nd via Domino Records. Ryder-Jones rose to prominence in the ‘90s as a founding member of Wirral pop band The Coral and he also recently played guitar on tour with Arctic Monkeys. In addition to his work in previous bands and his prolific solo career, the 35-year-old Ryder-Jones has also produced records for bands like The Wytches, Hooton Tennis Club, By The Sea and Our Girl. Tuesday, he released a new single from his forthcoming album, “And Then There’s You,” which was recorded and produced almost entirely by Ryder-Jones himself at his Yawn Studios in West Kirby, U.K. Following the lead single “Mither,” this new track proves Ryder-Jones’ classical music upbringing didn’t wear off as its richness, attention to detail and emotional chord progressions indicate his uncanny songwriting skills. His status as crafty wordsmith is also apparent in his use of poetic devices in the song’s chorus: “My mistrust / My mistress / Takes me home again / My mistress / My mistrust / We’re alone again.”

Bill Ryder-Jones – Wild Roses (Official Video) This is Bill’s finest album to date, and a master class in how to write painfully honest vignettes about the struggles of everyday day life. These stories from the urban prairie are  told with compassion and a wry wit which should finally cement Ryder-Jones reputation as one of the UK’s finest young songwriters.
Taken from the album ‘West Kirby County Primary’ out now: