20 Feb William The Conqueror – Produced by Ethan Johns
What The Reviews Say
Bleeding On The Soundtrack (Loose Records) -?Five Stars
“Part two of Ruarri Joseph’s autobiographical trilogy. With four albums under his belin his former solo singer-songwriter life, lead Conqueror Ruarri Joseph decided to form a three-piece band and record an auto-biography over three albums.?Proud Disturber of The Peace, the band’s 2017 debut, was filled with childish wonder and the possibilities of adolescence, but this follow-up takes a darker turn as divorce, addiction and disillusionment set in during early adulthood. Broadly sheltering under the umbrella of UK Americana, albeit one with an indie-grunge hue, the talking blues of “Thanks Me Later” and disco bass on “Madness On The Line” show the band’s sound is fast leaving dusty trails and Neil Young solos in their mirror as they dig ever-deeper into collective influences. Joseph’s lyrics, however, are the crown jewels here, and there few more heartfelt and soul-baring writers in any medium today.”-?Andy Fyfe?(BBC Music)
- ?There are few more heartfelt and soul-baring writers in any medium today. A must-hear album”. – MOJO ?????
- ?(Ethan) Johns has taken Joseph?s dishevelled music style and bottled it into 44 minutes of brilliance.? ? Building Our Own Nashville ?????
- ?Family blues recalled with cool fire.? ? Uncut?????
- ?Perfectly formed? ? Listen With Monger??????