English singer-songwriter James Walker is set to release his debut album on Wild Native Records on the 17th November 2017.
‘English Bones’ was produced by Sam Winfield (Amber Run, Dry the River, Supergrass) and features ten tracks including ‘Lullaby’, ‘Weathered’ and the current single ‘2009’. Available at all the major outlets, the album is a brilliant collection of songs that Walker has created over the past eighteen months and the songs cover issues of identity, nostalgia & celebrity stalkers.
“2009 is a song I wrote with some old friends in Brighton, I was living and studying there a few years ago & we drank too much and rehearsed too little. I was staying with my friend Oscar, and my friend Zak from home had recently moved down. We decided to hangout and make some music together; I’d never really written any songs or sung at all, and Oscar had never played the bass. Zak was much better than me at figuring out cool riffs, and collectively we came up with this little idea. This song will always remind me of the times I had living down in Brighton, and how much I miss that place & that feeling of belonging. I now live in a different, much colder city, and long for the time in the future in which I can move somewhere”
In Review: 2009 is a Poppy Romp down memory lane, vibrant and filled with memories of what was and of what was and what could have been. Giving note to moments of life, remembering things as one would wish they were, of the romance and the idealistic thoughts of youth. Where did the time go, and where are we going now, where will we wind up, all of these questions that in our youth we pay no mind to, but in our more seasoned years take up all of our thoughts. 2009 is the story of a life just leaving home, looking forward over it’s shoulder and wishing . we expect the new album will be filled with more of this, and we cant wait!
Having extensively toured Europe as a pianist, co-writer and collaborator for Adam Barnes, James set his sights on creating his own work informed by his experiences of love and heartbreak, to finding identity within the LGBT+ community, to recovery and rehabilitation from a rare heart condition. Inspired by artists such as Conor Oberst, The Weepies and Damien Rice and drawing on the influences of Foxing, Pavement and Tigers Jaw, James has performed over 200 shows in the past year over the UK, EU and USA.
Walker, who has just completed and extensive two month tour of Europe with Matt Phillips and Judy Blank, will be heading out once again for dates with Adam Barnes this November. James will also be returning to the USA to tour the East Coast in support of the launch of Matt Phillips new album next Spring.