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Burnt Moth

 

"Bucolic melodies, intricate acoustic guitar-picking and lazy, dusty vocals " - Uncut

 

"A Beta Band-like roots rondo with jazzy touches that a modern-day Pentangle might pilfer" - Classic Rock

 

"Music for sunny festival afternoons lying in the grass" – Acoustic

 

“ Strong and beautifully articulated,  Sometimes evoking the feel of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon”  Mojo

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Moth


Burnt Moth

 

"Bucolic melodies, intricate acoustic guitar-picking and lazy, dusty vocals " - Uncut

 

"A Beta Band-like roots rondo with jazzy touches that a modern-day Pentangle might pilfer" - Classic Rock

 

"Music for sunny festival afternoons lying in the grass" – Acoustic

 

“ Strong and beautifully articulated,  Sometimes evoking the feel of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon”  Mojo

 
 
 
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Strange Readings From The Weather Station

 James McArthur & the Head Gardeners album released 2015.  The tracks invite you on a journey, with songs as changeable as the British weather

Buy CD here

Download album here

Also available at Rough Trade East London and as download

'McArthur makes lovely late summer music, cross hatched with sunlight and shadows' - Uncut magazine

As close as we'll get to a modern day Heron ★★★★            Record collector

 'Strange readings from the weather station is beautiful all the way through - I couldn’t recommend the album highly enough' - Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales Radio 

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Strange Readings From The Weather Station

 James McArthur & the Head Gardeners album released 2015.  The tracks invite you on a journey, with songs as changeable as the British weather

Buy CD here

Download album here

Also available at Rough Trade East London and as download

'McArthur makes lovely late summer music, cross hatched with sunlight and shadows' - Uncut magazine

As close as we'll get to a modern day Heron ★★★★            Record collector

 'Strange readings from the weather station is beautiful all the way through - I couldn’t recommend the album highly enough' - Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales Radio 

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Releases


Releases

Releases


Releases

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Strange Readings From The Weather Station (Album) Released 2015

The tracks invite you on a journey, through rolling harmonies, shifting guitar, with  songs as changeable as the British weather.

The album was recorded at Hackney Road Studios in London, and Wickham Farm in Welling with Head Gardeners Johnny O' and Jim Willis. Featuring guest musicians Samantha Whates and Syd Arthurs' Joel Magill and Raven Bush.

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Lawn Order  (4 Track EP) Released 2013

Recorded with The Head Gardeners, and Includes remixes by Tythe & Chris Coco.

Totally in touch with his inner Simon & Garfunkel...there's a nice sense of innocence and dustiness to this that pulls at your heart' - The POP! Stereo Blog
'Very pretty!' - Lauren Brennan, Music Scheduler, BBC 6 Music. 

Citizen Cained  (Single) Released 2012

Featuring the Head Gardeners, and guest musicians Mick Talbot & Marco Nelson.

B side 'Roll Another'  

'Shimmering in all the right places' Adam Walton, BBC Wales.
'A good intro to James, particularly for its pace and hooky guitar'  Jeff Smith, Head of Music, BBC 6 Music

Plan Your Own Escape (Album) Released 2006

The debut album featured guest artists -  Kenwyn House (Reef),  Terry McGaughey (Millimetre) and Jess Noble.

 ‘James McArthur's release is a touching acoustic record featuring some very pleasant guitar parts and songs that grow and grow. The album contains some great pop moments too whimsically blending folk, pop and singer songwriter morbidity. Very nice stuff.’  Rough Trade

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Listen


Listen

Listen


Listen

 

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News


News

News


News

 

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Prodotti Tipici mini tour Summer 2018

James is doing a pop up mini tour in the Nuoro region of Sardinia performing solo in various locations...

The Silvern Collective. Oscillate: Wave No1

Head Gardening in a different direction, we have just completed a successful month long showing of a sound and light installation with the Silvern Collective as part of Merge Festival

More of Moorland Records...

We will be back in the studio towards the end of the year for another album of folk tales..

Trees & Gold/Icicle by Samantha Whates on 10" Vinyl.

James McArthur & The Head Gardeners played on this great song by Samantha.

To watch the video for Trees & Gold:

Here

 

 

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Events


Events

Events


Events

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James McArthur And The Head Gardeners Live 

Prodotti Tipici pop up mini tour 2018

Nuoro region Sardinia

27th July - Monte Albo Summit 

Parte 'e sole - TBC

L'Antico Terrazzo - TBC

 

 

 

 

 

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