When British psych folk veteran Robyn Hitchcock found himself standing next to Americana songbird and radio sweetheart Emma Swift at an Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell concert in 2013, a new portal in sadcore music opened up. That Christmas found them living and rehearsing in the tiny kitchen of a damp English sea-side flat once inhabited by Charles Darwin. Drawn together musically by a penchant for songs of desire and desolation, Robyn’s crystalline guitar-playing and Swift’s yearning harmonies evoke a psychic landscape where ghost trams lumber through the desert and desperate cacti grow beneath the sea.
The pair are excited to release their debut recording on April 18 on limited edition 7 inch vinyl through Yep Roc Records. Side A, ‘Follow Your Money’ is a new track penned by Hitchcock. Side B is a lovingly recorded cover of Neil Young’s ‘Motion Pictures’.
Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift will celebrate Record Store Day with an in-store performance at Zardoz Records in Hamburg, Germany.