New Release: Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker – The Birds EP

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker have announced a new six track EP, titled The Birds

The new release will be available both digitally and as a very limited edition 12” (just 650 copies worldwide) to coincide with the duo supporting Richard Thompson on his sold out UK Tour this October

Take a listen below to the first track from the EP, The Cuckoo, described by Josienne as “a traditional folk song about a transient bird most commonly associated with spring who flies at the first sign of winter, they are mostly solitary birds. Ben decided to counter the traditional with the modern on this setting by using his moog to create pulsing drones and percussive layers”

Forthcoming live dates include…

11th October – Brighton, Dome (supporting Richard Thompson)
12th October – Guildford, G-Live (supporting Richard Thompson)
13th October – Poole, Lighthouse (supporting Richard Thompson)
14th October – Bristol, Colston Hall (supporting Richard Thompson)
15th October – Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre (supporting Richard Thompson)
17th October – Edinburgh, Usher Hall (supporting Richard Thompson)
18th October – Gateshead, Sage (supporting Richard Thompson)
19th October – Salford, Lowry (supporting Richard Thompson)
21st October – Manchester, Manchester Folk Festival (Early Afternoon Set)
21st October – Manchester, Saffron Hall (supporting Richard Thompson)
22nd October – Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre (supporting Richard Thompson)
23rd October – London, Cadogan Hall (supporting Richard Thompson)
25th October – Sheffield, City Hall (supporting Richard Thompson)
26th October – Leicester, de Montfort Hall (supporting Richard Thompson)
27th October – Basingstoke, Anvil (supporting Richard Thompson)
28th October – Norwich, Theatre Royal (supporting Richard Thompson)
30th October – London, London Bridge Theatre (supporting Richard Thompson)