NEVILLE SKELLY - CAROUSEL REVIEW Q MAG

 

Skeleton Key Records are pleased to announce the eagerly anticipated second solo album of Neville Skelly, Carousel, 24th February 2014 through PIAS.

The 9-track self-produced album features all original compositions.

The track listing is:

1. CAROUSEL

2. FALLING LEAVES

3. HOUSE OF SAINTS

4. WHITE ROSES

5. SILENCE IN THE SAND

6. CATHERINE’S SONG

7. LOVE YOU GAVE

8. WALKING IN THE SHADOWS

9. BEFORE SHE WAS GONE

Skelly released his critically acclaimed debut solo album, The Poet & The Dreamer, in 2011. An album of original compositions alongside a number of covers, including Woody Guthrie, Jackson C. Frank and Dion tracks,

Very much inspired by his daughter, Carousel was recorded over the subsequent 12-months, primarily during the evenings in the kitchen of a friends small terrace house on the Wirral.

Using a very basic set-up, and an array of top players including ex-Coral members, given the restrictive recording environment, he painstakingly pieced the album together layering instrument upon instrument, resulting in a remarkable album. Eclectic, authentic and heartfelt it explores the intersection of folk and jazz. That will no doubt resonate with aficionados of John Martyn, Tim Buckley and Nick Drake. His innate sense of ‘the song’ make it an utterly compelling and timeless listen.

 

Tour dates to be announced…….

 

Timeless numbers, sung from the heart ­– 4/5 Uncut

A debut album of songs as compelling as those of his heroes – 4/5 Mojo

It’s his voice that’s the real revelation – a sumptuous nicotine stained croon – 4/5 Q

 Falling Leaves B-Side