James Yorkston | 26/03/15

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2014 saw the release of James Yorkston’s Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society; a rich, collaborative album that featured brilliant and varied players KT Tunstall, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor (also on production duties), The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo and long-term musical buddies Jon Thorne and Emma Smith.

In an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday, April 18th), The Demonstrations of The Craws collects the demos that later became the Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society album. 500 copies will be available worldwide. James will also be performing at Monorail in Glasgow on Record Store Day.

Cellardyke… finds James at his most personal and reflective following 2012’s I Was a Cat from a Book and this exclusive release captures the creation and emotions in a raw and engaging way.


Side One:

The Blues You Sang

Guy Fawkes Signature

Thinking about Kat

Broken Wave (A Blues for Doogie)

Red Fox


Side Two:

King of the Moles

Great Ghosts


The Very, Very Best

A Short Blues


The Demonstrations of The Craws LP (WIGLP359) will be released on Saturday, April 18th exclusively for Record Store Day.

Live shows:

Saturday 18th April 2015 – Glasgow Monorail – Record Store Day performance

Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Edinburgh Summerhall – James Yorkston / Pip Dylan / Matt Norris

James Yorkston will be playing the following dates as a trio with Jon Thorne (double bass) and   Suhail Yusuf Khan (Sarangi) as Yorkston/Thorne/Khan:


Monday 18th May 2015 – London Purcell Rooms, Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tickets here

Tuesday 19 May 2015 – Bristol, The Cube - Tickets here

Wednesday 20th May 2015 – Reading, South Street Arts Centre - Tickets here

Thursday 21st May 2015 – Norwich, Arts Centre - Tickets here

Friday 22nd May 2015 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall Strathclyde Suite - Tickets here

Saturday 23rd May 2015 – Bangor, Neuadd Ogwen – Tickets here

Sunday 24th May 2015 – Rathfriland – Analogue Cat – With Lisa O'Neill – This show is being recorded. For details and tickets click here

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – Anstruther, Dreel Halls – With Pip Dylan. £10 on door, details here

Thursday 4th June 2015 – Edinburgh, Summerhall – With WOLF. Tickets here