Thought-sifter and seaside-dweller Bill Ryder-Jones turns the magnitude of the rugged coastline inwards, unfurling words across a vast landscape of sound. Starting out as The Coral’s guitarist in 1996, he’s since embarked on solo exploits from an orchestral reimagining of Italo Calvino’s If…, to film scores and solo albums that share ground with artists like Bill Callahan, Pavement, and Super Furry Animals. Ryder-Jones made his latest album Yawn in his beachy hometown studio in West Kirby: the record rumbles with gripping emotive drama (and borrows a song title from Grease). He brings his confident, startling fragility to our stage this summer.
Country: United Kingdom