:: Perfectly right for my folk-loving heart.
Johnny Flynn probably couldn’t be more of an artist. Born in South Africa to a family of actors and raised in Hampshire, UK, Flynn is musician, songwriter, actor, poet (and gardener) who cites Yeats and Shakespeare among his influences. In his musical life, the all-rounder fronts the nu-folk group Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit which currently comprises David Beauchamp [drums], Adam Beach [bass], Joe Zeitlin [cello], James Mathé [backing vocals] and Johnny’s sister Lillie Flynn [vocals]. The band released their acclaimed debut A Larum in 2008, followed by the equally praised sophomore Been Listening in 2010. After he scored the soundtrack for British comedy-drama A Bag of Hammers in 2012 and acted in many of England’s recent theatricals events (including Shakespeare’s Richard III & Twelfth Night), it’s now time for some new music by Flynn and his folks.
Their new record is entitled Country Mile and drops officially tomorrow (September 30, 2013) via Transgressive Records. All songs are written and composed by Flynn, he also mixed and produced the set of ten tracks together with bandmate Adam Beach. The songwriting of the album commits to the idea of journeying in and through life and it values the formative power of the ways we thereby go. Country Mile is streaming in its entirety at Flynn’s Website, head over and give it a listen.
You can order the digital album via iTunes or buy physically as CD or LP. The current single Eliot now also comes with a beautiful video. It’s created by Tom Piercy as latest part in his series of lyric animations, watch it above. The first single The Lady Is Risen is still available for free download via Johnny’s Webstore, watch the lyric video by Tom Piercy below. Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit will be touring the UK in October with a string of European shows to follow in November. Check out the dates below.
01. Country Mile
02. After Eliot
03. The Lady is Risen
05. Gypsy Hymn
07. Einstein’s Idea
08. Tinker’s Trail
09. Bottom of the Sea Blues
10. Time Unremembered
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 02 Oct 2013 // London, England, UK // Rough Trade East
Sat 05 Oct 2013 // Edinburgh, Scotland, UK // Pleasance Theatre
Sun 06 Oct 2013 // Glasgow, Scotland, UK // Oran Mor
Mon 07 Oct 2013 // Manchester, England, UK // Club Academy
Tue 08 Oct 2013 // Birmingham, England, UK // Institute Library
Thu 10 Oct 2013 // London, England, UK // Hackney Empire
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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