Guillemots Frontman Fyfe Dangerfield Headlines the Speakeasy in Belfast on Saturday 2nd October and The Academy in Dublin on Sunday 3rd October.Following Guillemots 2008 album â€˜Redâ€™, mercurial singer-songwriter Fyfe Dangerfield used the window of time created to spread his wings and lovingly record his beautiful debut solo album â€˜Fly Yellow Moonâ€™.
â€˜Fly Yellow Moonâ€™ is written entirely by Fyfe and produced by Adam Noble in Urchin Studios, London â€“ the same studios where Guillemots recorded their first classic E.P. â€˜I Saw Such Things In My Sleepâ€™. The 10-track record startles from start to finish, magnificently eclectic, warm and uplifting, haunting and melodic â€“ it sounds like a classic upon its first listen.
Opening track â€˜When You Walk In The Roomâ€™ strikes the perfect chord for the following nine sublime tracks, capturing Fyfeâ€™s truly remarkable voice, while flaunting his daring, expansive and mystical songwriting.
The record flows with highlights including from the beautiful â€˜So Brand Newâ€™, the joyous â€˜Faster Than The Setting Sunâ€™ to the scintillating â€˜She Needs Meâ€™ and the stunningly reflective â€˜Donâ€™t Be Shyâ€™.
Fyfe recorded the album in five days in what he describes as â€˜the best ever little studioâ€™, which ended up being the happiest days he has ever spent in studio land.
The songs were written over a 12-month period in snatched moments after soundchecks, before nights out, and after moments of unmitigated lovestruck bliss.
He met up with Bernard Butler to mix a couple of songs (â€˜She Needs Meâ€™, â€˜Faster Than The Setting Sunâ€™) on a 1960s-mixing desk to colour the record in a different shade.
The rest of the tracks remained just as they were from their first recording session. â€œIt often sounded best this way, says Fyfe. â€œCapturing the moment they were recorded and not being painted over too much.â€
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