New EP 'Inequality Blues' out on 25th June!!

Hi folks, 'Inequality Blues' will be the first in a series of EPs I'll be releasing over the coming year, hence titled EP1. My move up north to Cheshire from London in 2015, gave me perspective musically and lyrically. Bizarrely I found myself writing more things about London having moved away from London!. 'Inequality Blues' was inspired by political events in London and the uk, the financial crash, Brexit and in particular the tragedy of the grenfell tower fire. In contrast to this my songs 'Over the Banks', 'Rambling Rose' and 'Spinning Gold' have come about being in my new countryside surroundings. 'Rambling Rose' was also inspired by Robert Macfarlane's book 'Underland'. I often dedicate this to the adventurous spirit in all of us. My Dad gave me the name for the last track 'Spinning Gold', an instrumental written in Autumn last year. Track 4, 'Little princes' was written because of a growing awareness in me and probably numerous others to the plight of refugees around the world. I want to encourage us to open our hearts more by empathising with them. After reading Patrick Kingsley's book 'The New Odyssey' you realise the incredible journeys these people have made to bring themselves and their family to a safe place. Most of these 5 songs were recorded before the first lockdown in the UK in March last year. They were recorded at the big rock room studio here in Cheshire by Paul Shone. The songs were mixed and mastered at Perryvale Studios in Forest Hill, London by Pat Collier. It's been a few years since I've seen Pat, so it was great to see him. I've been recording with him for the last 16 years on and off , since my first studio album 'Elephant Feet'. It's a good feeling to share this first set of songs with you.
Cheers Jude