THE NEW E.P. FROM KIRSTY McGEE & THE HOBOPOP COLLECTIVE
DL | 02.12.2016
THOSE OLD DEMONS
Produced by Kirsty McGee & Barkley McKay
Recorded live at York St John University by Barkley McKay & students as part of an artist residency.
Original artwork by Mat Martin
HPCD009 • HPLP009
CD • 12" • DL
Produced by Kirsty McGee, Howard Jacobs & Barkley McKay
Featuring performances from: Marc Ribot, Nick Blacka, James Steel, Howard Jacobs, Clive Mellor & Biff Roxby.
Original artwork by Alex T Frazer
After a spell living in an oak tree, hitch-hiker turned songwriter McGee has been touring and writing fierce, restless, tender songs for over a decade. Beatnik by nature, the literate, even filmic, style of her output draws on auteurs like Jim Jarmusch and the Coen Brothers; combining humour and dry observation with a grainy old-time black-and-white feel and a deep sense of humanity.
CD • DL
Single featured in Danny Boyle's "Trance" (2013), originally released on "The Kansas Sessions" (2008)
Produced by Mike West, Kirsty McGee & Barkley McKay
Hobopop (n. music of no fixed genre)
Ever-changing bunch of leftfield misfits and ragged visionaries with playing credits ranging from Alison Krauss to Aim. The sound is joyful and dirty with hints of gospel and blues, sometimes veering towards cubist shuffle and wry noir. From musical saw and waterphone to Humber hubcaps and metal buckets, the Collective is a gentle anarchist in a bikini and steel toed boots singing lovesongs through a loudhailer.