Cosmo Sheldrake - The Moss (ParadYse/Transgressive Records) 
Cosmo Sheldrake - The Moss

Release Date: 21st April 2014

First things first, bravo to the parents of Cosmo Sheldrake. That is not a name that was ever destined to belong to an accountant or parking attendant. No, Cosmo Sheldrake was always going to be destined for greater things with a name like that and great things are what he is creating. 'The Moss' is a beautiful piece of nonsense-pop in that fine English tradition that has been upheld in recent years by the likes of Lemon Jelly, Jim Noire, Gideon Conn and Gilbert among others. What makes this stand out, however, is the perfect blend of styles as a low slung hip-hop beat mixes with a cornucopia of instrumentation that spans centuries as well as genres. Then there's Sheldrake's smooth vocal delivery that can only have been recorded whilst wearing a bowler hat and no trousers such is the Monty Python vibe of the lyrics and their delivery. Superbly original, delightfully charismatic and sublimely creative - everything I want in an artist I've never heard of before. More please, much more.

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Live Dates:

30th March - VEGA, Copenhagen
31st March - Knust, Hamburg
1st April - Magnet Club, Berlin
3rd April - Gebaude, Cologne
4th April - Rotterdam, Motel Mozaique
5th April - AB Club, Brussels
23rd April - Single Launch @ Sebright Arms, London

24th April - The Green Door Store, Brighton