Our first new track of 2018 - listen to Cosmo Sheldrake's Egg & Soldiers in our New Releases playlist. Ever inventive, it features the sounds of an escalator in St Pancras International, his late cat Cocoa purring, a stream in Snowdonia, a brass band, lots of woodwind and a string quartet! Having already released Come Along and Mind Of Rocks, there will be new music in the first week of each month until his debut album comes out in April.
The album is out on 6 April 2018 to be precise and there are also some signed copies available bundled with art prints and tea towels on Cosmo's own website.
"the experience of both having head lice and being a head louse. Microscopic worlds expand and consume the macroscopic world of the large. Human heads become continents, scalps become landscapes, salons become solar systems. Come along now."
The Much Much How How and I was written under the influence of a diverse group of musicians - ranging from The Beatles and The Kinks to Moondog and Stravinsky - and shaped by Sheldrake’s study of anthropology at the University of Sussex, his longstanding interest in ethnomusicology and a trip to
Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It was produced by Cosmo Sheldrake and Matthew Herbert (Bjork, Mica Levi, London Sinfonietta) and recorded at Soup Studios and Cosmo’s basement. Cosmo is currently on a short tour, playing music from the album, of Europe for which you can find tickets at cosmosheldrake.com. He'll then be back for a longer tour in April and May next year.
4 - The Haunt in Brighton, UK
5 - Village Underground in London, UK
6 - The Soup KitchenManchester, UK
7 - Headrow House in Leeds, UK
9 - B72 in Vienna, AT
10 - Kranhalle in Munich, DE
11 - Artheater in Cologne, DE
12 - Molotow in Hamburg, DE
13 - Lido in Berlin, DE
19 - Le Pediluve in Chatenay Malabrie, FR
25 - The Exchange in Bristol, UK
27 - Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, BE
3 - Point Ephemere in Paris, FR