Sweet Billy Pilgrim 2018 © E&OE
The fifth Sweet Billy Pilgrim album, released in 2018, sees the group reduce from a six piece down to a two piece, for an especially intimate collection of songs.
1). Asking For A Friend
2). Ash On The Blacktop
3). Junkyard Dogs
4). Lombardy Poplar
5). Why The Long Face
6). The Briar Bell
7). A Shelter of Reeds
8). These Sudden Stars
Wapentak Press release:
Twelve years, four critically acclaimed albums, one Mercury Music Prize nomination, an appearance in the IT Crowd and lots of performances later, Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s Tim Elsenburg is remembering things.
He remembers answering his phone whilst repairing an office toilet in Farnborough to the news that Twice Born Men had been shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize; he remembers meeting Jana on Twitter, and how her voice felt like part of his own the first time they sang together; he remembers selling all his guitars to pay the rent; he remembers Mojo magazine calling third album Crown & Treaty a five star ‘stone cold classic’.
Sweet Billy Pilgrim have recently gone from being a noisy six-
Tim explains: "As humans, I think we instinctively look for common ground when we interact, and -
Sadly, there are people who just want to focus on the differences; making the world around us shapeless and threatening so that what might separate us, denied any context, is all we can see. People who want to build walls. People who ignore intentions and look for fault. People who put some outdated, tribal notion of sovereignty above kindness. People who are afraid, but call it something -
First reviews just in:
“they sing like a brother and sister – naturally, intuitively, irresistibly” “this is an entrancing record” (4/5) Album of the week, Mail on Sunday (pictured left)
“eight songs of uncommon beauty” “five star success” everyrecordtellsastory.com
“a highly engaging and absorbing album from beginning to end.” (9/10) americana-