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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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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

 
 

New Album Burnt Moth out now

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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


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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

 

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News


News

News


News

 

News is...

More of Moorland...

We are currently working on a new album and live shows for 2018. Info up in due course...

The Dodgems of your mind - Merge festival 2017

James contributed to and produced the sound for this art installation shown in London. 

See It Here 

Latest album release Burnt Moth available as cd and download...

A Moorland records release featuring Head Gardeners Johnny O' and Jim Willis, with guest gardening from Joel Magill (Syd Arthur) & Samantha Whates.

Live session

We visited Soho Radio to play some live tunes and have a chat with Miles from Wonderfulsound.   Listen in Here

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:

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Events


Events

Events


Events

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James McArthur And The Head Gardeners Live 

Union Theatre - Bankside London

Sunday May 28th 6pm

A special live performance at the newly re-located Union Theatre in SE1 London as part of Merge festival.

Superglad DJ's from 6pm plus Samantha Whates live 8.15pm & James McArthur And The Head Gardeners Live 9.15.

Free entry.

Merge Festival website

The Great Get Together.   Flat Iron Square London SE1

Sunday 18th June 3pm

An open air show as part of the great get together, all sorts of things happening throughout the day too...

Click here for info

 

 

 

 

 

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