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M G Boulter - Days of Shaking [CD]


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Cat. no: HUD050CD
Format: CD
Barcode: 5051078012322
Release Date: 07 Jun 2024
Genre: Folk

Days of Shaking continues M G's exploration into the kitchen sink dramas of modern suburbia but behind these songs of frustrated opportunities and the mundane realities of day to day modern living is a world of rumour and mystery, urban myths and the magical thinking we all use to bring shape to our lives, expectations and hopes

Like a modern day book of wonders, the songs of Days of Shaking hint at UFO sightings, potential cave gods and visitations of the dead in dreams, all adding to the rich texture of people's wants and needs but ultimately our belief in hope. This balance is seen in the title track and album opener where the protagonist wonders whether he has witnessed a UFO but ends more prosaically with, "Where is the party tonight?/To stand by a tiki bar with Christmas lights/I want something I can't fnd/ we drive around dark tenements searching". Similarly the heroic fshing photos of 'City Map' poke at deeper yearnings: "is it true you can wake up somewhere new/ just shrug it off and transform?".

Often referred to as the artist's artist M G has been a much sought after collaborator in the folk and Americana scenes, having signifcant tenures in the Simone Felice Group, The Duke and the King, Emily Portman's Coracle Band, Blue Rose Code, The Owl Service & Jon Boden's Remnant Kings. 

Days of Shaking was produced by long time collaborator Andy Bell and features a cast of fellow Hudson Records artists, Lucy Farrell (The Furrow Collective), Harriet Bradshaw, Neil McSweeney, Helen Bell and Tom Lenthall, it was recorded mostly at Red Kite studios in Wales.

17 May - The Globe, Newcastle
24 May - Bluestone Brewing Company, Newport
29 May - Green Note, Camden
30 May - The Greystones, Shefeld
08 Jun - The Fishermen's Chapel, Leigh on Sea
09 Jun - The Stag Inn, Hastings

CD Tracks: Days of Shaking / Quiet / 10 Habits of Successful People / Silver Birches / Talk to Me of Water / James Mason / The Masterless Man / The Hotel at Midnight / Fox Running / The Jaws of Nothing / City Map / Blonde Pine

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