A songwriter steeped in a vividly Scottish tradition, James Yorkston tends to work alone.
So news of a fresh, fully collaborative album comes as something of a shock. Titled 'The Cellardyke Recording & Wassailing Society' - or 'CRAWS' for short - the record features contributions from Alexis Taylor, KT Tunstall and The Pictish Trail amongst others.
Despite the title referencing a village in rural Fife, the new album was recorded London’s Livingston studio with Alexis Taylor at the controls.
New track 'Fellow Man' has emerged online - check out the lyric video below.
Set to feature fifteen new songs penned by James Yorkston, the forthcoming album also contains a cover of Chris Bell’s classic ‘You & Your Sister’.
Out on August 18th, 'The Cellardyke Recording & Wassailing Society' contains the following tracklisting:
The Blues You Sang
Guy Fawkes' Signature
Thinking about Kat
Feathers Are Falling
Broken Wave (A Blues For Doogie)
King Of The Moles
Honey On Thigh
As Grey And As White
The Very, Very Best
You & Your Sister
James Yorkston has confirmed the following album launch show parties:
24 Edinburgh Unbound Gig (Album Launch Party feat. James Yorkston/KT Tunstall/Pictish Trail + support)
26 London Old Queens Head (Album Launch Party feat. James Yorkston/KT Tunstall/Pictish Trail + support from Rozi Plain)