Mercury Music Prize-nominated quartet Guillemots arrive back on the mainstream scene with their third album, a tender, stirring 12-track compendium titled Walk The River.
Part recorded in a secluded manor house deep in the heart of the Welsh wilderness and part on a grimey industrial estate in London, lyricist and vocalist Fyfe Dangerfield breaks new ground with Walk The River. Owning their moment back in 2006, Guillemots sold out international venues and headlined prestigious festivals including Bestival, Glastonbury and Latitude, cultivating a loyal and fanatical following, who have been dreaming of the reunion since Fyfe’s temporary departure to pursue a solo project a few years back. It was time well spent for all band members – guitarist MC Lord Magrão started a family, Greig Stewart found himself, Fyfe continued bird watching in Stoke Newington and Aristazabal Hawkes just partied through.
Each member brings a distinct sense of self to the outfit, creating a shambolic sound that has been preserved in this new album. Blending their individual talents and widely different personalities, each melody and tempo is charged with emotion and depth. i-D Online headed down to the Horse Hospital in Camden for an exclusive live session with the four-piece the morning after the night before of their jam-packed gig at Koko.
Download single ‘The Basket’ now on iTunes and Amazon. New album ‘Walk The River’ is released on 18th April.