Jake Evans releases his debut album, ‘Day One’, via Republic Of Music on 31st July. The album sees the former Bad Lieutenant co-writer strike out on his own for the first time with a little help from friends he has made along the way. The album features contributions from former Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin whilst the download and limited vinyl formats include an alternative take of ‘This Is Life’ featuring lead vocals from Bad Lieutenant bandmate and New Order vocalist Bernard Sumner.
Over the ten tracks the album hints at gospel (‘Easy On My Soul’), dips a toe into psychedelia (‘Sun Goes Down’), flirts with the dancefloor (‘Telephone’) and nudges up against Augustus Pablo (‘Last One Standing’) but, at heart, is about Jake and his guitar.
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‘Day One’ was recorded and mixed in Jake’s studio facility, Big Red, in his hometown of Macclesfield in between detours to play guitar for the newly solo Jimi Goodwin. A hub for the local music community, Big Red was instrumental in Jake making the record. Housed in a former mill building in the town it became operational after six months of hard work in 2013, when the newly solo Jake Evans premiered some of the songs that would end up on the album in support of Johnny Marr, Paul Weller and New Order alongside festival appearances at Kendal Calling and Festival Number 6. Jake returns to the live arena over the summer, dates will be announced soon.