On his first release of 2022, the EP You’re The Same As Me, Yorkshire singer-songwriter Boo Sutcliffe welcomes some new collaborators and a new sound.
The EP stirs up americana, indie, pop and folk – with a fizz of electronica and a pinch of prog thrown in. It was recorded and produced by Boo at home, before in-demand engineer Carl Rosamond (The Wedding Present, Nile Rodgers, The Charlatans, The Vaccines, Rag’n’Bone Man, etc) weaved his magic on the final mixes and masters.
Award-winning singer Claire Helm provides delicious harmonies throughout and takes the lead on two songs. The track ‘The Last Train’ also features the beautiful violin playing of Andy Wright, the multi-instrumentalist who regularly joins Boo on stage for live shows.
You’re The Same As Me includes four tracks with very different moods and energies.
The title song builds from a simple guitar riff into a joyous romp through americana, indie pop and electronica. Claire joins Boo on lead vocals.
On ‘The Last Train’, a solitary classical guitar leads us through an atmospheric landscape. Distant drums and shimmering guitars rise through the heat haze, punctuated by Andy’s sweet, lonesome violin and Claire’s beautiful gospel-tinged harmonies.
Don’t be fooled by the driving rhythms and lively harmonies on ‘The Time, The Time’; this is a mournful tale of love gone wrong, with a strong country sensibility.
‘A Thousand Things’ sees Claire take the lead for a folk-tinged, prog-rock anti-ballad with seriously dark overtones and a sting in its tail.
Boo Sutcliffe’s EP You’re The Same As Me and his 2021 album Blink are available on all major streaming platforms and on CD and/or download from boosutcliffe.bandcamp.com
All songs words and music by Boo Sutcliffe. Produced, arranged and performed by Boo.
Claire Helm shares lead vocals on ‘You’re The Same As Me’, takes the lead on ‘A Thousand Things’ and provides backing vocals on ‘The Time, The Time’ and ‘The Last Train’.
Andy Wright plays the violin on ‘The Last Train’.
Mixed and mastered by Carl Rosamond.
Cover artwork by Puy Soden.
EP and booklet design by Gary Fenton.
Known as a captivating live performer, Boo Sutcliffe has supported the likes of Dan Reed, The Breath and The Green Rock River Band.
DJs and critics loved his debut album Blink (2021):
“A gorgeous album” Noel Casey, Dublin City FM
4 stars. “Lyrics of subtlety and depth… an artist to watch” RnR Magazine
“Blink is an inspiration” Lizzie Jenkins, BCB
“Simply brilliant” Russ Evans, Ridge Radio
“Blink is astonishing” Aldora Records
“Beautifully crafted songs” Rev Jim, East End Community Radio