Forthcoming: Joe McKee
What: Burning Boy by Joe McKee.
When: May through Dot Dash.
Key notes: First solo album for Joe McKee, founding member of Snowman, who released two albums – 2006's self-titled debut and 2009's Critics Poll-topping The Horse, The Rat & The Swan – before disbanding following the release of swansong Absence (2010). Recorded with long-time collaborator Dave Parkin at Blackbird Studios in his native Perth while holidaying there over summer. Features 10 songs written over the past few years in London and while travelling through Europe.
From the presser: “Burning Boy itself is a bold shift for McKee. Gone is the pulsing rhythm section so often omnipresent in his work, replaced by a breathy and somewhat unexpected baritone.”
An Open Mine
An Unborn Spark
A Double Life