'A distinctive, deep vocal... Stunningly candid' - The Telegraph Culture.
Open Letters is Jeremy Tuplin’s second release following his critically acclaimed debut EP Carry The Fire in late 2014. A debut full-length album is due to follow.
“I wanted to try and create something that’s not really specific to any genre. I’ve got loads of different influences – from Cass Mccombs to Willy Mason, from Leonard Cohen to Bill Callahan, but also acts from the London circuit who are barely known but incredible. There’s that underlying ‘folk’ element, but I’m hoping this EP moves away from that to something more contemporary.”
Having been surrounded by music from an early age – his father founded the Dorchester folk club in the sixties – and migrating to the West Country in his early years, Tuplin cut his musical teeth in folk clubs around Somerset. This intimacy is reflected in Open Letters, an honest assessment of love affairs (opening track Kathleen) and life played out through sharp yet unconventional observations, sly humour, understatement and irony from tongue-in-cheek (Modern Life / Modern Love) to the more sincere (The Morning Sun).
“Empathy in songs is important for me, wanting to share real experiences and emotions that people can identify with.”
As with Carry The Fire, Tuplin co-produced and recorded the EP with Mark Estall, who also contributes on percussion, bass and keys. Other musicians include Oscar Lyons on violin, Grace Banks on backing vocals, Ely Fair (Months Of Indecision) on cello, Jon Hess on e-Bow, and David Nave on Trumpet.
With a sound underpinned by an idiosyncratic, deep vocal that belies his years, Tuplin has become a regular feature at some of London’s more eclectic music venues, The Lantern Society and Mondegreen Folk Club. Then, in the summer of 2015, a mini tour of Denmark was followed by a number of festivals including How The Light Gets In and Beat-Herder.
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released January 29, 2016