ERLAND COOPER has shared the video for the latest track to be released from Hether Blether, the third and final album in his triptych of albums shaped by the Orkney islands where he grew up.
Named after the local dialect for “short trousers”, meaning children, “Peedie Breeks’ is a song about the need to preserve our coastlines for future generations, with the hope that children will continue to spot birds there with their parents as Cooper once did.
Cooper explains, “This song is about noticing, preserving and taking value in some things perhaps we take for granted. It’s about our relationship with the outside world but also the magic of the everyday for us, the generation after us and the generation after them”
Cooper is set to tour the UK (fingers crossed) this September, with ticket available from his website.
24 Sept – Halle St Peter’s, Manchester
25 Sept – Leeds College of Music, Leeds
27 Sept – Hidden Notes
28 Sept – Summerhall, Edinburgh
29 Sept – Summerhall, Edinburgh
30 Sept – St George’s Bristol, Bristol
1 Oct – St George’s Church, Brighton
2 Oct – Gulbekian Theatre, Canterbury
9 Oct – The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
Hether Blether is set for release digitally and on standard and limited-edition vinyl and CD on 29 May 2020 via Phases.