Bill Ryder-Jones

Bill Ryder-Jones

432 Presents
Wed 13 Feb 2019
19:30-23:00 (3h30m)
"Bill Ryder-Jones has confirmed his place among this country’s most vital contemporary songwriters"
The Line of Best Fit
"intimate melodic reveries, which mull romantic vicissitudes via folk-influenced acoustic and sometimes molten electric rock"
Q Magazine
Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
_ Price: £15 / £18 doors
_ Age Group: 16+ (under 18s accompanied)
_ Venue: The Dissection Room

Bill Ryder-Jones comes to Edinburgh in celebration of his forthcoming album Yawn, released 2nd November via Domino.

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones has had a career spanning 15 years, a rarity in a world that so often looks to the new. From his musical interpretation of Italo Calvino’s ‘If On A Winters Night A Traveller’ (If… in 2011), 2013’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, the acclaimed West Kirby County Primary (2015) and now to Yawn, Bill has constantly widened his scope, weaving in an overarching sense of authenticity, intimacy and wryness as he goes.

A buckle-up and knuckle-down listen, Ryder-Jones’ upcoming record Yawn rewards the listeners’ attention with motifs and melodies that play hide and seek but never fail to deliver on those between-the-lines verities. This musical belief of delayed gratification is something Bill learnt from classical music as a child, from Elgar and Debussy in particular – and over the long hall of his short life, you can hear these riches being polished on Yawn. Most of the 10 songs clock-in over the 5 minute mark and this wide-angle lens affords us time to interpret and translate meaning – or just to revel in it.