Francis Macdonald & Harry Pye
Bonjour CD Album
Release Date: 07/07/2017
Francis Macdonald has plays drums with Teenage Fanclub and makes music for filmmakers/TV. Other artists he has worked with include BMX Bandits, Alex Chilton, Belle & Sebastian, The Pastels, Camera Obscura and The Vaselines. His album “Music For String, Quartet, Piano & Celeste” (2015) was described as “Sublime, minimalist classical music” by Classic FM in the UK.
Harry Pye is a London-based artist, once desribed by The Guardian newspaper as "the master of lo fi British art". He won first prize in a competition to paint a portrait of Tony Blair, judged by Gilbert & George. He edits The Rebel art webzine and has had exhibitions of his work in London, Denmark, Australia and Brazil. Collaborations with filmmaker Gordon Beswick have been screened at Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London.
Harry and Francis began collaborating when Harry asked Francis to write about his favourite Elvis song for a fanzine. Then Harry invited Francis to add percussion to a song he was recording with Neil Innes – a version of Micke Nesmith’s Rio, in the run up to The 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Harry then began sending Francis song lyrics and Francis would write music.
“Bonjour” was produced by Francis and Harry and recorded at Francis’ home studio in Glasgow, Scotland.
1. I Feel Like A Record That's Scratched
2. Sympathy For Jean-Luc Godard
3. I Made Him Smile
4. Isle of Capri
5. Paul in Vauxhall
6. Come and Stay With Me
7. Mondrian in Liverpool
8. Shoreditch Nights
9. Mike Love Fan Club
10. Cork in the Ocean