Our Willy Mason cover on the WCA covers album!

by scarletstarlings

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We’re delighted to have been a part of the phenomenal We Come Alive Covers Project and today, as a special gifty/teaser for our gig tonight, you can listen to us (hopefully not murdering) the brilliant ‘Talk Me Down’ by Willy Mason.

Danny Green from Laish created the WCACP and there’s a host of truly fabulous bands taking part. Some of our very favourite, in fact, from This Is The Kit to Ezra Furman, so we feel very honoured to be included. And it’s all freeeeeee!

Yep. You heard us. Gratis. Nada. Nenio.

According to Danny, “I drew up a list of musical friends and heroes and asked each one to submit a cover song chosen by someone else on that list. I love hearing good covers, it is such an interesting process seeing how people approach performing and recording someone else’s material. I also wanted be part of bringing together the musical community that surrounds and inspires me through running We Come Alive shows in London.

Initially around 20 songwriters and bands agreed to participate. As I write this, 13 tracks have been recorded and I absolutely love them! The collection is an incredibly enjoyable, surprising, varied set of songs and I would like to begin sharing them in instalments as they are worthy of taking time to savour. More tracks are due to appear soon, including recordings by Willy Mason, David Thomas Broughton and This is The Kit.”

A special thank you to alumni Starling Simon Tuson for his help and Dave for adding some lovely keys in about two hours….

If you want to catch us in action we’re playing tonight at Hootananny Brixton.

Listen and share if you love us.