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Sat 5 March, 2016
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Ages 18+


£8.50adv via Birmingham Promoters
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West Kirby County Primary, the third full-length album from multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Bill Ryder-Jones, is the follow-up to A Bad Wind Blows In My Heartand was written and recorded by Ryder-Jones in his childhood bedroom at his mother’s house in West Kirby before being filtered through Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios. A classic band record, West Kirby County Primary features Bill playing a multitude of instruments including the electric guitar with his trademark prowess.

Mixed by James Ford, each of West Kirby County Primary’s ten tracks offers a sneaked glance into his private world; they eavesdrop on a set of encounters that go about “turning stories into beautiful truth” set to glorious molten melody that explodes like fireworks over water. It all adds up to a remarkable record by one of our most cherished musicians – a musical polymath as at ease on stage with theManchester Camerata (where he performed ‘If…’ as part of the Manchester Literature Festival last Autumn) or on live guitar duties with Arctic Monkeys as he is on production duties with Hooton Tennis Club and The Wytches.

The album brings Bill back to using the instrument he was first known for, the electric guitar, and contains nods toPavement and The Pixies. Light and shade and great guitar riffs.

Raw yet frequently charming, the honesty within these songs is truly life affirming.” – MOJO #6 Albums of The Year

“West Kirby County Primary is one of the year’s most thoughtful, meditative and moving releases.” NPR

“Ryder-Jones excels at finding redeeming beauty in forbidding places… No small talent this one” – Uncut

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Watch the video for ‘Wild roses’ below: