No Thee No Ess announce their eighth studio album

No Thee No Ess

Cardiff band No Thee No Ess return with the announcement of their 8th studio album Distant Country which is scheduled for release on Friday 7th of June 2024.

Described by Andy Fung, Distant Country is a journey on a wagon, a waltz through the country genre with an array of guest musicians joining the band around the campfire, including Gareth Bonello (The Gentle Good) on Banjo, Kate Ronconi (Lost Tuesday Society) on Violin, and Rhodri ‘Ratatosk’ Viney on pedal steel.

No Thee No Ess is the long time collaboration between visual artists and musicians Paul Battenbough and Andy Fung.

Both have a high pedigree of previous projects (Derrero, Cymbient, The Cosmic Array amongst others) and they’ve come together to make their 8th studio album Distant Country with producer and collaborator Frank Naughton.

Distant Country is No Thee No Ess’ 8th studio album following on from 2022’s well received, psychedelic Dimmer Switch.

This album has distinct country hues and a laid back and dreamy feel whilst retaining the band’s signature aesthetic. The album has more traditional song structures and utilises more acoustic instruments to augment the songs but still has a nod to psychedelia.The album was engineered and produced by Frank Naughton and No Thee No Ess and recorded at Ty Drwg studio in Cardiff with wonderful guest musicians Frank Naughton – bass, piano, Rhodri Viney – pedal steel, Gareth Bonello – banjo, Kate Ronconi – violin and Sarah Passmore – vocals helping to elevate this work. The album reflects the band’s love for alternative country music which has always been present.

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