Gavin Friday: Interview

It has been sixteen years since Gavin Friday’s last solo album Shag Tobacco. In the interim he has been busy with film scores and soundtracks, including Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ the 50 Cent biopic with Quincy Jones. He has also been embracing his theatrical side with the The Royal Shakespeare Company and of course there was his unforgettable starring role in Neil Jordan’s Breakfast On Pluto.

He returns now with new album ‘catholic’, released today, Good Friday. Ken Thomas‘  lush and ambient production provides Friday’s lyrics, delivered in his seasoned sleazy growl, with a rich cinematic soundscape. Loss and death are the central themes, but they are examined from a vantage point, where the fog of grief has lifted and a new day is dawning, gently peaking its head above the horizon. It is an album that rewards repeated listens, slowly revealing its warm and intimate charms. Below is an interview we recorded with Gavin recently.

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