Track Of The Day – James Cook – ‘Bees In November’


In 2012 singer/songwriter/producer James Cook (or should we call him captain?) released his well received debut album ‘Arts And Sciences.’ Now the former front man of London’s cult electro rock pioneers NEMO, (captain?)  is back with a new song, ‘Bees In November ‘ from his forthcoming  second solo album ‘ADVENTURES IN AUSLAND’. It expands his dark literate chamber pop and seemingly features every instrument known to man and bee-st. Synths, guitars, cello, trumpets, violins, sax all join arms on a retro futuristic pop gem replete with lyrics that elegantly float like a butterfly but sting like a bee.

Oddly the first ever book to document indigenous Australian bees ( Ausland? )  was published in November 1775 and was based on, wait for it,  Captain James Cook‘s famous Botany Bay expedition of 1770.  Coincidence or something more sinister ?

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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.

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