Josienne Clarke is currently putting the final touches on an album to be released Summer 2021. Having thrown off the shackles of fancy labels, managers and agents alike, she is releasing this one on her own bespoke label ‘Corduroy Punk’. It is written by her, arranged by her, produced by her and released by her own hand to her own schedule. With a small team of carefully chosen individuals she is bringing to life the greatest work of her career. A constantly evolving artistic organism she continues to plot an interesting path through the questionable terrain of the current music industry.
Following the success of Historical Record vol. 1&2 in May and the continuing lack of it in a pandemic torn arts industry Josienne released another set of rare archive demos and offcuts in September 2020. This time all tracks were from the period leading up to the release of 2019’s critically acclaimed solo album ‘In All Weather’
‘Historical Record vol. 3&4 Learning to Sail’ took up where vol. 1&2 left off, it contains rough sketches, studio demos and alternative band arrangements of some of the standout songs from In All Weather. This collection includes previously unheard material and studio outtakes that capture some of Josienne’s quint essential sarcasm that audiences will recognise from her live performances. This latest release comes courtesy of label Corduroy Punk who boast an“acerbic, aggressive, atypical aesthetic” whilst also being “not a real label” their roster contains as many as 1 artist, bringing you the finest cuts of delicate irreverence packaged with a voice that could slice your heart open as soon as soothe your soul.
As well as founding her own label & finding a course amidst the flux of the music industry she’s also branching out into new areas of endeavour including writing her own press releases in the third person to lend them a loftier sense of gravitas and external validation.
‘Historical Record vol. 3&4 – Learning to sail’ out exclusively on Bandcamp September 4th, not available on streaming platforms #fixstreaming #BrokenRecord bandcamp
News, release schedules and album announcements coming soon…