Myspace // "The Boat Song (live on WTOTS)" [mp3]
I first wrote about Jeremy Warmsley a couple of weeks ago in relation to his monthly music program, Welcome To Our TV Show! However, since I didn't actually discuss the young troubadour's music at the time, I think it's necessary to mention him again. A native of London, Warmsley is an integral part of the emerging neo-folk scene that includes Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Emmy the Great, and Noah and the Whale. With a gorgeous nasal baritone layered over lush instrumentation and complex storytelling lyrical forms, Warmsley's music is a little reminiscent of Colin Meloy of the Decemberists... only with a folkier background and a penchant for drum machines.
The next few months should be busy for the 25 year old, as Warmsley will release a single, play some shows, and, oh yeah, record and produce new monthly installments of his TV show. "The Boat Song" (featuring and co-written by Emmy the Great) and "Temptation" (cover of the New Order classic) will be released as a double A-side single on June 2nd in the UK followed by a proper second album, How We Became, which should be released at some later point in 2008 on Transgressive.