Bill Ryder-Jones hooks you in with his mesmerising wordplay in ‘And Then There’s You’


Accomplished singer songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones hits his sweet spot once again with the latest track from his upcoming studio album, ‘And Then There’s You’.

‘Yawn’ will be the fourth release of the former Coral guitarist’s solo career and is out on November 2nd via Domino. Bill shared the first taste of it last month in ‘Mither’ and 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.”

A buckle-up and knuckle-down listen, ‘Yawn’ rewards the listeners’ attention with motifs and melodies that play hide and seek but never fail to deliver on those between-the-lines truths.

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This musical belief of delayed gratification is something Bill learnt from classical music as a child, from Elgar and Debussy in particular – and over the long hall of his short life, you can hear these riches being polished on ‘Yawn’.

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones has had a career spanning over two decades, including his role as one of the founding members of Merseyside indie rock icons The Coral.

Since focusing on his solo output in 2009, the 35-year old has released 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 ‘Yawn’.

Bill has constantly widened his scope, weaving in an overarching sense of authenticity, intimacy and wryness as he goes.

He 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.

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