London singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Cosmo Sheldrake has released the latest track, Wriggle, to be taken from his much-anticipated debut album, The Much Much How How and I, which drops on Friday 6th April via Transgressive Records. Speaking of the track, Cosmo says “Wriggle is the last song I wrote for the album. It emerged a couple of weeks before I started the mixing process. Among other sounds, it incorporates Japanese koto drums, marching band percussion, a nightingale from Kent and a host of woodwind instruments including a contrabassoon — one of the lowest instruments in the orchestra. It is a song about celebrating life in the hope that it was one well lived.”

Orchestral in tone and almost minimalist in its initial outlook, as woodwind trip around a theme, Sheldrake allows the track space before his vocals come in. It’s overflowing with ideas, sounds, orchestration and most importantly, melody.

Check it out, here

Cosmo has also announced news of a UK/European Spring 2018 tour – following a sold-out headline warehouse party set at Mick’s Garage before Christmas and recent tours with Mr. Jukes and Johnny Flynn.

Full list of shows is as follows:

4/4 – Brighton – The Haunt (TICKETS)
5/4 – London – Village Underground (TICKETS)
6/4 – Manchester – The Soup Kitchen (TICKETS)
7/4 – Leeds – Headrow House (TICKETS)
9/4 – Vienna – B72 (TICKETS)
10/4 – Munich – Kranhalle (TICKETS)
11/4 – Cologne – Artheater (TICKETS)
12/4 – Hamburg – Molotow (TICKETS)
13/4 – Berlin – Lido (TICKETS)
17/4 – Amsterdam – Pardiso (TICKETS)
19/4 – Chatenay Malabrie – Le Pediluve
25/4 – Bristol – The Exchange (TICKETS)
27/4 – Brussels – Ancienne Belgique (TICKETS)
3/5 – Paris – Point Ephemere (TICKETS)
9/5 – Rome – Blackmarket (TICKETS)
10/5 – Milan – Serraglio (TICKETS)
11/5 – Bologna – Freakout Club (TICKETS)
23/5 – Cardiff – The Globe (TICKETS)
24/5 – Sheffield – Plug (TICKETS)

All tickets available at http://www.cosmosheldrake.com/

The Much Much How How and I was written under the influence of a diverse group of musicians – ranging from The Beatles and The Kinks to Moondog and Stravinsky – and shaped by Sheldrake’s study of anthropology at the University of Sussex, his long standing interest in ethnomusicology and a trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It will be available on limited edition vinyl, CD and download and is available to pre-order here.