After five fantastic river themed music compilations, we have decided to take a break from the water and go in search of ‘birdsongs’. That’s songs that are either by, about or influenced by birds. A download link to the first in the series – which has been selected by Martin Noble of British Sea Power – will be sent to all of our members / subscribers on Wednesday 27th January. If you aren’t already on our list here’s a good reason to put your e mail address in the box at the top of this page. Don’t worry, we won’t go driving you nuts.
In addition to this, each download will come with a sleeve designed by Matt ‘bird of the week’ Sewell. For each comp Matt will paint a different species of bird to grace the cover. That’s the first one you can see at the top of this post.
To help us launch this, British Sea Power have very kindly given us a song to share with you. It’s “The Great Skua (Plover demo)” and this version is exclusive to Caught by the River. You can hear how the song eventually sounded on their album Do You Like Rock Music. We’d like to say a big thanks to the band and also to their label, Rough Trade.
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