Our Song of the Day is from FRUK favourite Cosmo Sheldrake who releases his debut single ‘The Moss’ on 21st April via paradYse Records. It seems odd calling this his debut single with all the tracks we’ve featured to date but this is his debut and will surely lead to bigger and greater exposure.
Cosmo describes The Moss as “an ode to nonsense for its own sake”. Invoking many of the classic figures of nonsense literature, Cosmo embarks on a peg-legged jaunt, draping finely woven vocal harmonies over an underbelly of electronics, strings, and an Armenian Duduk (recorded at a folk session in a country pub in East Sussex).
Over the past year Cosmo has composed music for film and theatre, as well as touring internationally supporting and playing with Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit. In the UK he has shared stages with Bombay Bicycle Club and US indie act Mutual Benefit.
Cosmo Sheldrake is touring the UK and Europe in March/April:
04 Mar – St John on Bethnal Green (supporting Mutual Benefit)
15 Mar – The Kazimier, Liverpool
18 Mar – Komedia, Brighton (supporting Sidi Toure)
30 Mar – VEGA, Copenhagen*
31 Mar – Knust, Hamburg*
01 Apr – Magnet Club, Berlin*
03 Apr – Gebaude, Cologne*
04 Apr – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam*
05 Apr – AB Club, Brussels*
23 Apr – Sebright Arms, London (single launch) (tickets)
24 Apr – The Green Door Store, Brighton (tickets)
(* Supporting Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit)
Another little reminder of why Cosmo is a name to watch for…