To coincide with the announcement of a new album, Multi – instrumentalist Ian Simmonds has made available a new single on Pussyfoot Records.
The double A- Side release on limited edition vinyl will feature ‘The Lion Share’ and ‘Rudy’s Choice’ and is exclusively available now on Pussyfoot’s website and Bandcamp page. Limited to only 300 signed copies, the single’s two tracks are the first indication of what to expect from Simmonds forthcoming new double album ‘All That’s Left’ which is due for release on the 29th of March 2019.
‘The Lion Share’ begins with manic samples that clash with Ian’s haunting spoken word over a folky jazz drum beat while ‘Rudy’s Choice’ is energetic and panoramic with a brass sound that’s straight out of an off kilter Bond film.
Beginning his musical career in the early ‘90”s with the Sandals, Ian Simmonds then moved on to successfully producing music under various different guises such as Juryman and Wise In Time and also saw him work with the likes of Leftfield and Goldfrapp. He has always channelled pain into his extensive body of work, but this latest incarnation sees anger, patience and a driving energy that ebbs and flows throughout the album’s seventeen new tracks. The beats are quick, the vocals are haunting and at times the messages are challenging. His moody but poignant style is spread to great effect over Jazz, Electronica, Trip Hop, Afro Funk and Dub and the result sees Simmonds deliver his most innovative and accomplished long player to date.