Track Of The Day – James Cook – Arts And Sciences – Video Premiere


Well Great Britain has apparently found new heroes during an unpredicted summer of sport, and we admit that despite our initial cynicism there were certainly moments when our own blackened heart was somewhat uplifted.  None of them however involved the national idiot savant, Boris Johnson.  However, it’s back to reality and maybe it’s time we as a nation woke up told Simon Cowell to fuck right off and used our new found confidence to find ourselves some new musical heroes too.

We’d suggest that James Cook could well fit the bill, and our track of the day and video exclusive  is the title track from his forthcoming album “Arts and Sciences.”  With whip smart lyrics awash with pop culture references ‘Arts and Sciences’ initially comes across as Billy Bragg meets Soft Cell, a kind of ‘Chips on My Shoulder‘ meets ‘Wishing the Days Away.’

The album is released on 26th September and showcases Cooks eclectic mix of baroque chamber pop, incisive lyrical word play and danceable synth pop to produce a collection of  tunes that posses depth and intelligence. (buy album and single here)


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

Discussion6 Comments

  1. This is great. a mix of 80´ pop and political critics lyrics just works so well. This guy is one of my favourites artist at the moment. and he’s doing what no one doing! Really refreshing!

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