This year has seen Record Store Day thrown into confusion with the cancellation of the annual April event. The powers that be came up with the idea of having three separate days in August, September and October under the banner of RSD Drops.
My contribution has come in September with the first vinyl edition of my 2008 album Nightjar. It will be released through Schoolkids Records on red vinyl and will be limited to 1000 copies.
Those of you in the know knew that I drew the picture on the cover and with this new gatefold edition there is unseen additional artwork from the same period.
The album contains some live favourites like Feed Your Mind and Lullaby For The Lonely as well as the often mentioned tracks The Sniper and More Is Less. The album is recorded and co-produced by longtime sonic collaborator Dare Mason.
The album seems to live in a genreless universe as it explores different styles from moody to Folk, Pop, Rock, Americana, lost love, grief, romance, hope and politics, and as always, one aspires to convey the songs with poignant lyrics and a memorable melody.
Thanks in advance for any interest you might have in picking up a copy at your local record store on Saturday, September 26th.
Great news this week, MOAT (Marty’s collaboration with Swedish/German multi-instrumentalist Niko Röhlcke) have released a new song, Gone By Noon, from the forthcoming album Poison Stream on Schoolkids Records. It is available via all the streaming services but you can hear it right now by clicking the YouTube link below:
THE BIG TAKEOVER presents MOAT’s GONE BY NOON.
The MOAT project is releasing a taster from the upcoming album, POISON STREAM (to be released in early 2021 through Schoolkids Records). It’s been cooked for a while but the world hasn’t allowed us to open the oven door until now when the aroma proved too much and now it sits on the kitchen table waiting to be consumed.
GONE BY NOON has been described as “Catchy harpsichord-induced melancholia by a protagonist juggling the aftermath of loss and betrayal”. It will be available from the 9th September 2020 through all your favourite platforms but you can hear it first and exclusively via THE BIG TAKEOVER magazine right now, click here.
Niko Röhlcke – acoustic guitar, keyboards
Marty Willson-Piper – lead vocal, bass
Olivia Willson-Piper – backing vocals
Dare Mason – additional keyboards
Eddie John – drums
Written by MARTY WILLSON-PIPER & NIKO RÖHLCKE
Produced by DARE MASON, MARTY WILLSON-PIPER & NIKO RÖHLCKE
Engineered, recorded and mixed by DARE MASON
at the VIP Lounge, Penzance, England
Mastered by POPPY WEINBERGER for Riverfish Mastering
Artwork by OLIVIA WILLSON-PIPER
Lyrics by MARTY WILLSON-PIPER
The blood on your lips
Drips, red honey slips into a pool
The lies that you tell
Corrupt my heart
Infect my soul
Silence spills like a wave in the dark
The films you play
Black and white
A final scene – crying
And you’re gone
The shock in your eyes
Lies, the wailing cries
Of a tragic fool
Your game hides the truth
Dice, playing cards
Mirrored in the roof
You cheat with the best
When you’re caught you’re aloof
A silent shroud
The noise has gone
All that’s left – speechless
An empty shell
Love’s last tears
Have fallen down
From your cheek
The loaded words
Around the room
Against the glass – goodbye
Gone By Noon
In May / June we’ll be coming to Canada to explore and play. At this point we have one confirmed gig, 22nd May at 8PM at BBAM! Gallery in Montréal. We are hoping to play in some other cities as well and will keep you updated as it all becomes real.