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New from Ian Simmonds: a limited edition, signed 7" single!

Ian Simmonds describes his sound as sitting somewhere between uneasy listening and unpopular culture. Both descriptions are half-truths, if uneasy listening means lyrics that are so reflective that they make you see both the good and grizzly parts of yourself, and if unpopular culture depicts raging against the machine. Ian has been creating music since the 1980s, performing with his band the Sandals, and creating and producing under Juryman, Wiseintime and currently, under his name: Ian Simmonds. Now signed with us at Pussyfoot Records, a label that nurtures the eclectic and champions hyphenated genre, Simmonds is adding to his already beautiful, dark and poignant sound with a new 7" single and album to follow.

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Ian Simmonds’ new limited edition 7” single features the tracks ‘The Lion Share’ and ‘Rudy’s Choice’. ‘The Lion Share’ begins with manic samples that clash with Ian’s haunting spoken word, the lyrics wistful and reflective over a folky jazz drum beat. The 7” shows two sides of Simmonds’ sound, where ‘The Lion Share’ is reflective and relaxed, ‘Rudy’s Choice’ is energetic and panoramic, it’s heavy brass, swelling gongs clashes and quick jazz beat could have marched straight out of an off-kilter Bond film. Ian didn't stop at the music, this whole single has been outfitted by his beautiful photographs, making this little 7" package quite frankly, framable. The pain will be deciding which side to frame! You can find more of Ian's photography, musings and music on his Instagram and Facebook.

Watch this space for a release date and pre-order for Ian's new album 'All That's Left'. Once you've taken a listen to this 7" you will be desperate for more! You can order or stream the 7" single here. Let us know what you think...