Yawn is Bill Ryder-Jones’ upcoming fourth album, out on November 2nd via Domino; Bill shared the first taste of it last month in ‘Mither’. He has now unveiled ‘And Then There’s You’ – a flick-book of failed hopes underpinned with a brooding guitar riff that goes for the gut and succeeds. It features his stock-in-trade wordplay: “My mistrust, my mistress, takes me home again, my mistress, my mistrust, we’re alone again.”
Multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones has had a career spanning 15 years, a rarity in a world that so often looks to the new. From his musical interpretation of Italo Calvino’s ‘If On A Winters Night A Traveller’ (If… in 2011), 2013’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, the acclaimed West Kirby County Primary (2015) and now to Yawn, Bill has constantly widened his scope, weaving in an overarching sense of authenticity, intimacy and wryness as he goes.
Bill Ryder-Jones is heading out on a tour of the UK later this month including London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank. He will also play his biggest headline show to date at Liverpool’s Central Hall in December after supporting Gruff Rhys in Europe.
Wed 19th September – Chapel Arts, Bath
Thurs 20th September – Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London
Fri 21st September – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
Sat 22nd September – Maryhill Community Central Hall, Glasgow
Sun 23rd September – Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester
Thurs 13th December – Central Hall, Liverpool