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Intergalactic Sailor

James McArthur and The Head Gardeners New album Intergalactic Sailor out now!

‘Intergalactic Sailor will surely cement McArthur as one of our brightest modern day troubadours’ SHINDIG!

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Intergalactic Sailor

James McArthur and The Head Gardeners New album Intergalactic Sailor out now!

‘Intergalactic Sailor will surely cement McArthur as one of our brightest modern day troubadours’ SHINDIG!

 
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Filmed in Sardinia and London here is the video to our new single ‘Tourist Town’

 7” AA single Release

Now available is a limited edition 7”vinyl from WONDERFULSOUND.

A: Tourist Town AA: Plane Sailors















Burnt Moth

Strong and beautifully articulated, sometimes evoking the feel of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon.” - Mojo

“Bucolic melodies, intricate acoustic guitar-picking and lazy, dusty vocals...a British answer to Iron and Wine's Sam Beam.” - Uncut

“A Beta Band-like roots rondo with jazzy touches that a modern-day Pentangle might pilfer.” - Classic Rock

 
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Strange Readings From The Weather Station

James McArthur & the Head Gardeners album released 2015. The tracks invite you on a journey, with songs as changeable as the British weather

Buy CD here

'McArthur makes lovely late summer music, cross hatched with sunlight and shadows' - Uncut magazine

As close as we'll get to a modern day Heron ★★★★ Record collector

'Strange readings from the weather station is beautiful all the way through - I couldn’t recommend the album highly enough' - Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales Radio

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Strange Readings From The Weather Station

James McArthur & the Head Gardeners album released 2015. The tracks invite you on a journey, with songs as changeable as the British weather

Buy CD here

'McArthur makes lovely late summer music, cross hatched with sunlight and shadows' - Uncut magazine

As close as we'll get to a modern day Heron ★★★★ Record collector

'Strange readings from the weather station is beautiful all the way through - I couldn’t recommend the album highly enough' - Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales Radio

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Releases


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Burnt Moth (Album) Released 2016

Burnt Moths sincere yet tranquil vocals guide the wandering melodies of this album through the different folk scenes of the past, while the playful lyrics cast a contemporary feel onto a perhaps previously dusty setting. Songs as soft as sunlight trickling down through autumnal leaves are grounded by the  intricate Jansch-like guitar plucking.

Recorded at Wickham Farm with Head Gardeners Johnny O” and Jim Willis and featuring Joel and Liam Magill from Syd Arthur.

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Strange Readings From The Weather Station (Album) Released 2015

The tracks invite you on a journey, through rolling harmonies, shifting guitar, with  songs as changeable as the British weather.

The album was recorded at Hackney Road Studios in London, and Wickham Farm in Welling with Head Gardeners Johnny O' and Jim Willis. Featuring guest musicians Samantha Whates and Syd Arthurs' Joel Magill and Raven Bush.


Lawn Order  (4 Track EP) Released 2013

Recorded with The Head Gardeners, and Includes remixes by Tythe & Chris Coco.

Totally in touch with his inner Simon & Garfunkel...there's a nice sense of innocence and dustiness to this that pulls at your heart' - The POP! Stereo Blog

'Very pretty!' - Lauren Brennan, Music Scheduler, BBC 6 Music.


Citizen Cained  (Single) Released 2012

Featuring the Head Gardeners, and guest musicians Mick Talbot & Marco Nelson.

B side 'Roll Another'  

'Shimmering in all the right places' Adam Walton, BBC Wales.

'A good intro to James, particularly for its pace and hooky guitar' Jeff Smith, Head of Music, BBC 6 Music


Plan Your Own Escape (Album) Released 2006

The debut album featured guest artists -  Kenwyn House (Reef),  Terry McGaughey (Millimetre) and Jess Noble.

‘James McArthur's release is a touching acoustic record featuring some very pleasant guitar parts and songs that grow and grow. The album contains some great pop moments too whimsically blending folk, pop and singer songwriter morbidity. Very nice stuff.’ Rough Trade

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News


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Out now…

Our new album Intergalactic Sailor is now amongst you - available as Digital Download and on Streaming services.

Folk Radio UK have premiered new song Plane Sailors Listen Here

Recorded at Wickham Farm & featuring James, Jim & Johnny O’ with guest appearances from Liam & Joel Magill (Syd Arthur).

We will be playing a one off show on Friday 11th October in London Bridge - for information and tickets CLICK HERE

The Silvern Collective. Oscillate: Wave No1

Head Gardening in a different direction, we completed a successful month long showing of a sound and light installation with the Silvern Collective as part of The Feel Good Institute in London.

Heres a link: The feel good institute

Trees & Gold/Icicle by Samantha Whates on 10" Vinyl.

James McArthur & The Head Gardeners played on this great song by Samantha.

To watch the video for Trees & Gold:

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Events


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James McArthur and The Head Gardeners Live 

Intergalactic Sailor album launch

London Bridge:

Doors 5.30pm

Performance Time 6pm

For show information and tickets CLICK HERE

We are currently in the planning of a tour.

2020 vision… 

 

 

 

 

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