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Jack Day – The First Ten

The London based Bucketful of Brains label is assembling an ever increasing roster of top quality singer-songwriters, Jack Day joins fellow artists John Murry, Trent Miller and Benjamin Folke Thomas for the release of his debut album The First Ten, the North London born troubadour began his musical journey whilst living in Brighton then later playing at the Lantern Society formerly run by Beat Surrender favourite Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou – before Day himself took over the running of the club.

The album was recorded at Bark Studios in NE London with sound engineer Brian O’Shaughnessy (Beth Orton, Primal Scream, Denim) utilising vintage mics, a Fender valve amp for the telecaster and an upright joanna – the end result is a lovely warm sound that perfectly frames Day’s world weary vocals and lyrics that suggest an experience far beyond his years, the upright piano (played by Graham Knight) and Day’s vocals combining on the wonderful No One Moves Like You is one album highlight for me and the ‘single’ that’s out now on iTunes Shadows in the Sun another – Day is also helped out on the recording by Bryony Afferson who provides harmony vocals on another favourite from the album Just a Little Time and Pepe Belmonte on harmonica – get a strong feeling this album is one that will stay with this listener for the duration.

Given the recording method and use of vintage kit is fitting there’s a vinyl issue too, – ahead of the albums official January 14th UK release The Greatest Records are offering the 12″ of The First TenĀ on a limited edition run – including white vinyl.

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