James Yorkston | 10/09/14

Image: James Yorkston Press Short CRAWS

‘Feathers Are Falling’ is lifted from James’ critically acclaimed eighth studio album, The Cellardyke And Wassailing Society, out now through Domino. The single will be released on October 27th

CRAWS finds the Scotsman opening his studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players, with the production chair helmed by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor. Long-term collaborators Jon Thorne and Emma Smith were joined by KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Fimber Bravo, and Rob Smoughton.

Feathers Are Falling is Yorkston at his most hushed and reverential, with the cracked opening line, “I am feeling very mortal now” by way of an introduction. It builds and blossoms with Yorkston’s collection of exquisite musicians aiding and abetting the song’s seamless ebb and flow.


Later this month James heads out on a hefty tour of the UK and Ireland. Tickets for all dates are on sale now through www.jamesyorkston.co.uk

James Yorkston Live:

17th September - Lulu, Edinburgh FREE SHOW

18th September - Cyprus Avenue, Cork

20th September - Working Man’s Club, Dublin

21st September - Roisin Dubh, Galway

25th September - Dingwalls, London (w/ James Yorkston/Alexis Taylor/KT Tunstall/The Pictish Trail/Jon Thorne/Emma Smith)

27th September - Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds

James Yorkston & Jon Thorne (on double bass):


7th October - Deaf Institute, Manchester

8th October - Fibbers, York

9th October - Bodega, Nottingham

10th October - The Harley, Sheffield

11th October - Arts Centre, Reading

12th October - Komedia, Brighton

13th October - Louisiana, Bristol

14th October - Leaf, Liverpool

James Yorkston Solo:

26th October - Red Suite, Dundee

28th October - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

1st November –Soy Festival, Ateliers de Bitche, Nantes