SAINT SAVIOUR & BILL RYDER-JONES

Needing to escape the city to find some sense of solitude, Saint Saviour recently took up residence in a friend’s cottage in rural Wales. Locking herself away, the songs came quickly, a flood of inspiration and ideas. Saint Saviour was previously an explicitly pop-oriented project, allowing Becky Jones to indulge in flights of fantasy, this new material was rooted in her own experiences.

Sculpting lush, pastoral arrangements around her songs, what emerges from Saint Saviour’s new album In The Seams is a remarkably honest, direct and poetic document. At times recalling Vashti Bunyan or Anne Briggs in its folk simplicity, there’s also a distinct sense of the North – of a particular place, a particular attitude. Two Northerners drawn together, Saint Saviour and Bill Ryder-Jones succeed in etching truly beautiful character studies.

As Saint Saviour, Becky Jones has trodden an unconventional and uncompromising path towards artistic salvation. She started her career in electro band The RGBs before going on to front Groove Armada and co-writing their Grammy nominated album Black Light.

“You could easily believe that Saint Saviour is the most gifted songwriter on the face of the Earth”– The Quietus

Saint Saviour Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Here In Me’ below:


Plus BILL RYDER-JONES

Bill Ryder-Jones returns to the stage to perform songs from 2013’s critically acclaimed album A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart. Last year saw Ryder-Jones tour the UK and Europe with Arctic Monkeys as guest guitarist and also as producer for acts such as By The Sea, The Wytches, The Lost Brothers and Saint Saviour (who shares the co-headline on this tour). Bill has a new album scheduled for release via Domino Records in 2015.

Bill Ryder-Jones Links: Domino | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘He Took You In His Arms’ below: