Andy Yorke
Andy Yorke debuts his first solo album at 229 on Great Portland Street, London on Wednesday 16th July 2008. His debut solo album, 'Simple', is due out on 14th July 2008 on Aktiv Records. The album comes some eight years after Andy last walked away from music - supposedly for good - when the promising alternative rock trio he fronted, Unbelievable Truth, were still in their relative infancy. When they released their debut album 'Almost Here' in 1998 through Virgin, the Sunday Times gave special note to Andy's "rich, clear voice and uncluttered lyrics" and with 'Simple' that spirit remains. His time spent away from music marks a clear change in sound though, with 'Simple' altogether more upbeat, less steeped in melancholy than previous work - a testament to the happier place the songwriter now finds himself in. Cuttingly honest in style, sonically bringing to mind shades of Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch, even early REM, Andy's new collection of songs shine in their purity - a journey of broken love and finding yourself along the way. The title also reflects the newfound freedom which came with working on a solo project. Though the album is 100% Andy's own material, it was the most natural step to invite former Unbelievable Truth bassist Jason Moulster to lend his melodic basslines to the new album, with drummer Nigel Powell performing drums and keyboards throughout and co-producing 'Simple' with Yorke. Since recording 'Simple' in early 2007, Andy gave the British public their first taster of his new material when he performed at the Truck Festival in September 2007, with the title track from his album, 'Simple', appearing on the official Festival CD. More recently, he supported Frank Turner on tour throughout the UK in April, with plans for more dates to be announced shortly.
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