C Duncan shares new video for “Garden”

C Duncan shares his new video for "Garden." The track is from his 'Architect' album, out July 17

Architect is the debut LP from Glasgow’s C Duncan. Lead singles ‘Say’ and ‘For’ are characterised by their gentleness and warmth, while ‘Garden’ (released as a single with the album) is bright, sunny, irrepressible. On the other side, ‘By’ and ‘Novices’ draw more overtly from Christopher’s interest in electronic music and modern composition. He references The Knife and Arvo Pärt as willingly as Burt Bacharach and The Carpenters. Add to that shades of Talk Talk, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, The Ink Spots and the classical and choral compositions of Maurice Ravel and Gabriel Fauré, and a picture of the record collection that informs Christopher’s music starts to become clear. Christopher recently formed a live band to perform his pieces onstage. A full tour schedule, including festivals across the UK and Europe

Christopher wrote and recorded his album alone in his Glasgow flat on a bedroom studio setup, gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time, building up the breadth of the pieces. Though time-consuming, the process allowed for Christopher to lovingly assemble the intricacies and subtleties for this astonishingly intricate and subtle collection of music. As a composer, he is classically trained, graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – another influence clearly visible in his songwriting.

Belle & Sebastian have invited Christopher to open at their Somerset House headliner shortly before Architect’s release, and The Blue Nile the same for a special performance at the Edinburgh Festival.

6th June – Thekla – Bristol – Supporting Admiral Fallow
7th June – The Cluny – Newcastle – Supporting Admiral Fallow
10th June – Art School –Glasgow – Supporting Admiral Fallow
17th July – Lexington – London
18th July – Somerset House – London – SUPPORTING BELLE & SEBASTIAN
19th July – Latitude Festival – Southwold, UK
21st July – The Louisiana – Bristol
22nd July – The Eagle Inn – Manchester
23rd July – Oporto – Leeds
24th July – CCA – Glasgow
31st July – 1st August – Farm Fest – Somerset

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