Tinkering about somewhere between the earthy and the ethereal, Sweet Billy Pilgrim scrape strings and tap away
at laptops trying to make beautiful things with steady hands and empty pockets.
Their debut album "we just did what happened and no one came", a collection of songs recorded in a warm
shed where hope floats and faith taps at the door (sometimes a little too quietly to hear). Mojo magazine
awarded it four stars and The Sunday Times called it, ‘a rather special debut’, making the single ‘Stars Spill Out
of Cups’ one of their songs of the year.
Since then, they´ve turned those careful hands to remixing, most notably ´bringing a fierce pop quality´ to David
Sylvian´s ´The Heart Knows Better´ for his ´The Good Son vs. the Only Daughter - The Blemish Remixes´ project,
and adding drum loops and banjos to Steve Adey´s ´Mississippi´ for a remix EP. Steve Jansen’s ‘Conversation
Over’ from the ‘Slope’ album has also benefited / suffered from their meddlings, Tim also contributing vocals and
lyrics to the album for the song ‘Sleepyard’.
With the imminent release of their second album, ‘Twice Born Men’ on Samadhisound label following recent
collaborations with folktronica luminary Adem (for BBC Radio 3), Norwegian electronicists Punkt, and successful
shows at the Royal Opera House, King’s Place as well as festivals in Spain and Norway, Sweet Billy Pilgrim are
building fires to warm their little musical corner while they wait for planning permission to build their ramshackle
beach huts on those tiny, storm-bruised plots inside us all. Should it not be granted… they’re prepared to settle
for a gazebo.
Presented as ever in a beautiful digipak featuring exquisite artwork from the wonderful Tactia Dean and designed
by Chris Bigg.
- 1.Here it begins
- 2.Truth only smiles
- 3.Bloodless Coup
- 4.Longshore Drift
- 6.Future Perfect Tense
- 7.Joy Maker Machinery
- 8.There Willit End