Vashti Bunyan announces 'final' album
Vashti Bunyan has announced a new album, Heartleap, for release on 6th October via FatCat.
The vast majority of the album was recorded and edited by Vashti, who "wanted it to be more akin to my very first recordings, pre-'Diamond Day'. I wanted to see what I could do without using the ideas of others. It would have been much easier had I recorded it with an engineer - I would not have had to spend so much time on editing - but that's been the interesting part. If I'd taken these songs and gone into a studio with them they might have turned out very differently, perhaps more 'produced' - but not as near to how I hear them for myself."
Bunyan is adamant this will be her last album.
She plays a run of UK tour dates in smaller settings with guitarist Gareth Dickson (her first since 2010) in support of the album, with more dates to be added in early 2015.
07 Oct - MAC, Birmingham
08 Oct - St. Pancras Church, London
09 Oct - St. Pancras Church, London
11 Oct - The Band Room, Farndale
12 Oct - St. Philip's Church, Manchester