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Blue House released their curious and charming debut full-length ‘Suppose’ back in 2016 via Whipped Cream Records, put together with producer Capitol K (Alabaster Deplume, Rozi Plain, Bas Jan, Comet is Coming) at London’s Total Refreshment Centre. The album won praise across the board, presenting us with a world of haunted pop — songs about people just departed, places just left, and events just witnessed.
Move on a year and in October 2017, French chanteuse and Snapped Ankles bassist Clémentine March received an invitation to record two songs at the legendary Abbey Road Studios with producer Hans-Martin Buff (Prince, No Doubt). She paired with Blue House, resulting in this Record Store Day collaboration. Blue House’s James Howard penned ‘A Ticket For The London Necropolis Railway,’ a song about the discontinued train line that used to transport the deceased from Waterloo to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. Clémentine wrote ‘Summer Clouds,’ a meditative and simple reflection on a love affair through the passing of the seasons. The 7” release sees vocal roles swapped over, with Ursula Russell (Blue House) singing Clémentine’s track, and Clémentine bringing her voice to the Blue House song.
There are only 20 copies of the vinyl in circulation, distributed amongst independent record shops in the U.K. Blue House set out on their first U.K. tour in May with Clémentine March joining them as support and in the live band. Both acts will release new albums later in the year.
Clémentine March is currently joining Big Thief as support act for their March/April Europe tour, and will play at the Amersham Arms in London on 21st April for Record Store Day (with Pictish Trail)
1st May — Brighton (The Prince Albert)
3rd May — Bristol w/ Vinegar (The Old Bookshop)
6th May — Oxford (The Library)
8th May — Glasgow (13th Note)
9th May — Edinburgh w/ Robert Sotelo & Buffet Lunch (Leith Depot)
10th May — Newcastle (Cobalt Studios)
12th May — London w/ Dry Cleaning (Shacklewell Arms)