Songs of Green Pheasant "When The Weather Clears"
"Over the years Galway imprint Rusted Rail have specialised in putting out a mottled array of homespun sounds. Their latest release is a textbook case in point.
Eight years on from his debut release on the label, Soft Wounds, When The Weather Clears by Duncan Sumpner aka Songs of Green Pheasant is another batch of wonderfully
nocturnal paeans that double as a perfect soundtrack to taking cosy refuge from the growing winter cold. Evoking And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out-era Yo La Tengo,
‘Lucy Says’ is but one highlight here."
"The centrepiece to this album is the gorgeously soft, atmospheric and melodic single ‘Hello’. Fans of warm, fuzzy folk pop will love this."
"Along the course of 'When The Weather Clears', we find gentle bucolic glimpses and drifts of soft psychedelia, but also more intricate electrical connections, field recordings and occasional acid twists."
"When the Weather Clears, the first new album in almost a decade from singer-songwriter Songs of Green Pheasant, is released tomorrow,
Friday December 4, via the independent Galway label, Rusted Rail. Songs of Green Pheasant is the stage name of Duncan Sumpner who is based in Stockport,
Greater Manchester. His previous release on Rusted Rail was 2012's very fine Soft Wounds, which showcased his intimate folk style, with touches of Paul
McCartney and Syd Barrett."