BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated singer-songwriter Jack Cookson has recorded a new six-track EP titled Chamfer – ‘It’s really good and I’m really proud of it,’ says Jack – and he is looking for backers so it can be released on CD and vinyl in April.
On his Indiegogo crowdfunding page, Jack writes: ‘Wallowing in the 40k debt of a Music Technology BSc, I prescribe to a minimal DIY ethic when it comes to recording out of necessity, BUT also preference.
‘I record much of my music in my bedroom, though have been told many times that my tracks sound like they could have been done in much classier places. This, of course, saves me money, but sadly I don’t have my own vinyl press, or mass CD burner, which is why I need your help!’
You can pre-order a copy of Chamfer as a download for £5, CD for £8, vinyl for £15. Or choose from an array of other rewards including guitar lessons, house concerts and the intriguing offer of a ‘Gig dressed as a carrot’.
Jack Cookson is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from the South West. His distinct style combines his deeply articulate lyrics with memorable melodic hooks and intricate, fingerstyle guitar arrangements, influenced by elements of blues, folk and punk.
He has shared the stage with the likes of Franz Nicolay (Against Me!/The Hold Steady), Cory Branan and Austin Lucas, and in early 2016 he was announced as one of the final four nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. In 2015, he released his self-produced debut album, Revolt & Resolve, and performed extensively throughout the UK. Jack is currently on tour with FRUK favourites India Electric Co.
‘Chamfer has a bit of something for everyone,’ says Jack. ‘It’s primarily a roots EP, but has inklings of blues, punk, trad-folk, shoegaze, Balkan jazz, metal and straight up pop. A sonic soup. An emotional bus ride playing all the bangers…’
To support the release of the EP by this exciting young artist and watch a very fun intro video from Jack visit: www.igg.me/at/chamfer
Photo Credit: Nigel Brown