Limited copies come with a 13 track label sampler When Your Band is Too Big to Be Cool But Too Small To Be Big featuring Alexis Taylor, Teleman, Girl Ray, Flamingods, Meatraffle etc. Charles Watson – the London based songwriter / producer and member of indie duo Slow Club and garage-rock super group The Surfing Magazines release of his debut solo record. Not only is this Watson’s solo debut but it also marks his first foray into production. Exploring his relationship with traditional harmony singing, Watson worked with sampled versions of his own voice to create unusual vocal textures. A former writing student of Central St Martins and The Faber Academy, Watson uses his own fiction writing as a spring board for his lyrics, a method he has also used for his previous records. The new album takes inspiration from the reoccurring themes and language of the JG Ballard novel Hello America. Now That I’m A River was co-produced by Watson with longtime collaborator David Glover at Tesla Studios in Sheffield and features a hand-picked band, including Guillemot's Fyfe Dangerfield and Hot Club De Paris' Paul Rafferty. Rozi Plain and members of The Deep Throat Choir and Trashkit also make an appearance on the album title track Now That I'm A River.
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