BILL RYDER JONES - Iechyd Da (Pre-order due 12/01/24)
Beautifully produced and rich in scope – ‘Iechyd Da’ is Bill Ryder-Jones’ most ambitious record to date. At times joyous and grand, at others intimate and heartbreaking, the past few years spent producing other artists have provided that gentle nudge to expand into new territory, from kids choirs and tender strings to dramatically re-contextualised disco samples.
Making this album has been a process that has been endlessly rewarding for Ryder-Jones, both creatively and personally, as he finally accepts that he’s made an album that has bettered one he’s been trying to top for a decade. “It's been incredible making this,” he says. “Despite all the life stuff that's happened, it has brought me immense happiness. I've always railed against it when people ask if making a record is cathartic but I’d have to admit that this one really was. Over the years my music has lost a bit of its hope I reckon. It were important for me to make a record that had more hope in it. Even by my standards the last few years have been rocky, but I’ve chosen to soundtrack it with more positive music, you know? I love this album. I haven't been this proud of a record since A Bad Wind Blows in My Heart.”
Saturday 13th January 2024
Bill Ryder Jones will be setting off across the country to bring his music to a handful of Independent record shops in support of his new album.
You can catch him live at Spillers by purchasing an album + ticket bundle below.
Please note that space is limited and entry is 1 person per album purchased.
If you have already pre-ordered an album with us, please email us ASAP at [email protected] to request a ticket upgrade. We can only offer this upgrade while capacity is available so don't delay!
The album is out Friday 12th January so you are welcome to collect your album on that date or at the instore.