Skip to main content

James Yuill, a gift to Amurika on the Fourth of July



James Yuill is an interesting musician in today's world, making the most of the electronics available to us now- and doing so with a fair level of honest emotion (think Nick Drake) that is absent from a lot of other's work. He's sort of an old school singer-songwriter in a way, but upgraded for the current age. He's worth listening to, and not only is he a gifted artist in his own right but also works pretty well as a remixer.


Here's him remixing the Answering Machine:  





Here's him on his own:





Andddd here's him answering a few questions with me:




What are you up to currently? You just played in a festival, correct?

James:  That's right. I played two on Friday. Hop Farm and then Blissfields. (Prince played at Hop Farm on  the Sunday so I returned to see him...amazing! Apart from that I don't really have many festivals this year. I'm writing at the moment so expect an album soon(ish) 


How do you respond/what do you make of the label "folktronica?" (people seem to use that a lot with you)


James:  Well when I first started it kind of applied to my music. I've always maintained that my songs aren't that folk and my beats are heavier than the word 'electronica' would imply.
I'd prefer to be known as a dance act (with a bit of heart.)


You remix a lot for different artists. What have your been favorite remixes that you've worked on?

I've just done one recently for One Sixth Of Tommy. A lovely track called For Always. I'm most proud of that remix as it's my most recent, but I've also recently remixed Fenech-Soler and Trophy Wife. 


Are there any musicians you'd like to remix that you haven't yet?

James:  Thom Yorke/Radiohead would be great. Death Cab For Cutie or Phoenix. I'm not fussy! 

What are your plans for the near future?


James:  Like I said before, it's more writing and recording. Plus I'm figuring out how I can improve my live set... 




he's a very nice guy (obviously) with a lot of talent (and more than a bit of heart?)- so look forward to that new album and also keep tabs on a Radiohead remix, someday. I'd like to hear it!




* Uffie played that festival too. I just didn't want to say anything.

www.jamesyuill.com

Comments

  1. Cool and interesting post.
    James Yuill is absolutely an interesting artist.
    The emotion that comes out of his songs is great.
    I love this one too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F25ZjdQaG0

    ReplyDelete
  2. thanks Vlad! he's very underrated. nice pick :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

"Anchors" - AM Higgins

Here's a nice breezy, almost sensual song from AM Higgins (the solo project of musician Annie Toth) to start your Tuesday off right.  Her debut album "Hymning" will be out November 5th on Victorialand Records. The album was mixed by Casey Foubert, a frequent collaborator of Sufjan Stevens. The album "captures the first years of moving from an American city to rural France." Sounds like "Hymning" will be a welcome escape from the world we live in right now, especially considering that Annie Toth counts poets Mary Oliver and Thomas Merton as influences.

"Happy New Year"- Let's Eat Grandma

There's no way to start the New Year like some extremely upbeat music about the New Year! That's where this new synthpop-heavy single from the British duo Let's Eat Grandma comes into play. It's a delightful song, and it helps increase any excitement about their third album, "Two Ribbons," which will be out this April. I personally am looking forward to hearing more from Let's Eat Grandma, who deserve way more attention than they currently get. Hopefully, 2022 will be a big year for them. Here's one of their older tracks I quite like:

3 New Lana Songs Come Out From Upcoming Album "Blue Banisters"

Not even that far off from "Chemtrails Over The Country Club" being released this past March, Lana Del Rey dropped three new singles off her upcoming project, "Blue Banisters." They include the title track, "Text Book," and "Wildflower Wildfire." All three songs seem to merge the worlds of "COCC" with "Norman Fucking Rockwell," specifically Lana's mouthful of a track "Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me To Have But I Have It." They also seem uncharacteristically more confessional than most of Lana's catalog to date, specifically "Wildflower Wildfire," which alludes to a conflict with her mother. She even starts the track with "Here's the deal," readying to show more of her backstory than she ever has in her decade-plus-long career. The three songs are gorgeous - especially "Text Book," which has a haunting quality to it (she mentions "Black Lives Matter" i