Wednesday, February 26, 2014

everything but the girl

Ben Watt, the male half of Everything But The Girl, just released the laid back title track from his forthcoming solo album.

Described as a "folk rock album in an electronic world", "Hendra" is Mr. Watt's first longplayer without his companion and co-star, Tracey Thorn, since his debut, "North Marine Drive", which was released thirty-one years ago. Ben's latest features the extraordinary axe-wielding talents of Bernard Butler.

"Hendra", released on Unmade Road, Ben's new label, will hit the "shops" on April 14. It will be available on CD in standard and deluxe editions. Also, a heavyweight vinyl version will be available for those of you with a licorice platter fetish.