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Music, Thu 7 Nov 2019

Willie J Healey

Willie J Healey

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Brudenell presents...

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07.11.2019 | £10.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

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Hailing from Carterton, Oxfordshire, the impossible-to-pigeonhole Willie J Healey earned a rush of positive attention when new music champions YALA! Records released his ‘666 Kill’ EP last year. It generated a fresh burst of momentum in which he earned radio support from Annie Mac at Radio 1 and Steve Lamacq at 6 Music as well as a flurry of key playlists at both Spotify and Apple Music.

He also soon won a growing following of high profile fans (and now friends) including Laurie Vincent of Slaves, Orlando Weeks, Jamie T and Gaz Coombes.

Now Willie J Healey shares his brand new track ‘Songs For Joanna’, which previews the November 15th release of his new EP ‘Hello Good Morning’. It also offers the first taste of his second album, which will be released next year.

‘Songs For Joanna’ takes Willie’s pop nous to new heights, as if YALA! labelmates The Magic Gang teamed up with Elvis Costello. It’s a snappy tale of age-old teen dilemmas: love triangles, confused sexual identity and unrequited passions.

The idea, says Willie, came from his ability to tap back into that angst. “There’s so much confusion and all these emotions. Friends and family tell you that it’s all insignificant, but you don’t know that until you’re through it. Everything will pass.”

Willie recorded both the ‘Hello Good Morning’ EP and his second album with Loren Humphrey – drummer for The Last Shadow Puppets, Florence + The Machine, Tame Impala and Lana Del Rey, as well as a producer in his own right. All fifteen songs were recorded in just nine days at the Echo Zoo studio in Eastbourne. Recording live to tape was an indulgence, but one which enabled them to embrace a particular mindset. It fitted Loren’s purist approach, while Willie was happy to focus on playing rather than having to do everything himself.

The EP title reflects Willie’s key approach to finding inspiration to his new songs. He’d wait next to morning commuters at his local train station, relax in a local café or sit alone in the cinema - all with a notepad in hand to document any interesting details or snippets of conversation that he overheard.

The ‘Hello Good Morning’ EP is now available to pre-order. YALA! Records’ official store is stocking an exclusive bundle which packages the 12” vinyl with an exclusive t-shirt design. Meanwhile, a signed copy of the EP is available to pre-order exclusively from Rough Trade.

Willie J Healey operates within his own lane. This is a musician who can write about any topic that grabs his attention: from wry observationals and the innocence of young love, through to gothic visitations from the devil and alien abductions. He’s unconstrained by genre, moving at will between scrappy garage-rock, evocative Americana and sumptuous psychedelia. And it's all his own work, the product of obsessively writing song after song in his studio/garage/bedroom.

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Dates Times
Thu 7 Nov 2019 19:30 to 00:00

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Address

33 Queen Road,
Hyde Park,
Leeds,
LS6 1NY

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 283349  Lat: 53.80963 Long: -1.57170

By Car:

From Leeds City Centre: Head out of town towards Headingley/ Universities on Woodhouse Lane. After you pass Leeds University on the left, turn left at the traffic lights onto Clarendon Road (the Library pub is on this junction). Turn right at the next traffic lights (Leeds Business School is opposite) onto Moorland Road. Hyde Park is on your right as you drive along Moorland Road. At the next crossroads, continue straight on (Royal Park Road) and down the hill. Take the left at the Royal Park pub at the bottom of the hill. The Brudenell is on your right, opposite the playground. There is free car parking space at the venue.


By Public Transport:

By rail: Take a train to Burley Park station (one stop from Leeds City Centre). Leave the station and turn left at the top of the steps. Walk to the end of the road - you will see a large Co-Op on your left. Turn right and walk down Cardigan Road for a few minutes. Cross over and turn left onto Royal Park Road when you get to the Grove curry house. Keep walking along Royal Park Road, past the mosque, until you reach a crossroads. The Royal Park pub is on your right. Turn right and walk past the front of the Royal Park pub. Keep going, and you will reach the entrance to the Brudenell car park opposite the playground.

By bus: The 56 stops on Queens Road, opposite the Royal Park pub. Follow directions as above.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station

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