++Pre-Order the new Jason McNiff album now and you will receive 3 exclusive tracks - upcoming Single 'Midnight Shift', an alternate take of album track 'And the Sun Comes Up On My Dreams' and Jason's interpretation of Leonard Cohen's 'Alexandra Leaving'.
We will send you these digital tracks immediately and then ship the Physical CD in time for formal release on the 27th July++
OUT 27th JULY
Jason McNiff, noted London-based songwriter and guitarist, teams up with At The Helm records for a career defining 6th album, Joy and Independence.
Coming hot on the heels of last year's double compilation, Rain Dries Your Eyes, McNiff strips it back to the essence of the songwriter's craft; 10 brand new songs (and a stripped back re-working of a highlight from Rain Dries Your Eyes – ‘Stuck in the Past’), just voice and guitar, live in the studio. In this context, the song is everything, there is no place to hide. From the John Prine-esque title track, to the Rainy-Night-In-Soho vignette of his residency at the fabulous, now gone, 12 Bar club (Midnight Shift), McNiff's inventiveness keeps the listener engaged throughout. Perhaps it will be Amanda, a 6 minute re-telling of the story of Amanda Knox, that will get most people talking. 'Amanda, you were innocent then, you're not so innocent now' is its poignant refrain, and there will be inevitable comparisons with Bob Dylan or Woody Guthrie.