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Private Pressing

Released: 06.10.23






David Tattersall has been writing sparse, brilliantly candid anti-folk for about twenty years now. This is his first album for Bella Union’s Private Pressing label, and his new songs sound very much like those he wrote with the Wave Pictures.

He keeps returning to his favourite themes – moonlit nights and neon signs, long journeys, friendships and gently doomed love affairs. Every song is an autobiographical miniature, a story. Tattersall and his friends, old and new, play gracefully vulnerable music – in the vein of the Modern Lovers and the Silver Jews. Tattersall’s songs are almost too delicate for this world and defiantly out of time – because there is no other way. And I have the greatest admiration for the fact that he’s never given up.



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