Rob St. John & Woodpigeon Split 10″

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It’s taken a while for this to come together, but we can now announce a Split 10″ release by Rob St. John and Woodpigeon called Young Sun | Trouble Comes. Released on the 20th April, you can actually pre-order one here and we’ll post them out a wee bit in advance, because for once we’re really organised and we have the finished article already – you can see how lovely they are here if you like.

This collaboration between long-time friends Rob St. John and Mark Hamilton from Woodpigeon has been a long time in the making. Woodpigeon’s songs have been ready for a while, but last September we finally managed to get Rob pinned down for a recording session in our new house, and his contribution was completed as well.

The collaboration is actually three-legged, in that the cover artwork makes extensive use of paintings by another friend – Edinburgh artist Jake Bee. Jake actually has an exhibition on the horizon – the 14th of May I think – but the exact details escape me, so keep your ear to the ground for more info when it worms its way out into the world.

The result of all this is a beautiful Split 10″ of psyche-folk gems and gorgeous artwork. A small release, but a lovely one! Keep an eye out for some live dates in the near future too. Rob has a full band show at Henry’s on 29th May, and there will be a tour to promote this release as well.

The video for Trouble Comes (below) was edited by Rob St. John from public domain footage found here.  It’s used under Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 licence, and was produced by the Moody Institute of Science in 1951.

Woodpigeon – When You Look For Trouble, Trouble Comes from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.

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