James Yuill Puts Spin On Debut And Releases 'Turning Down Water For Air: Earth & Fire Versions'

“With diverse influences ranging from the folk-rock ballads of Nick Drake to more progressive productions turned out by the likes of Radiohead and the Chemical Brothers, it's no wonder that Yuill's tunes fall somewhere in between. The uber-talented singer/songwriter/composer's folktronica sound blends traditional acoustics and down tempo vocals with digital sounds and techno enhancements. Once a street performer by day and a club personality/DJ by night, Yuill has taken his past careers and successfully transformed them into a unique sound suitable for early morning birds and night owls alike.” –

Known for his ability to brilliantly walk the line between folky singer/songwriter and electronic DJ, James Yuill releases a new digital version of his debut album Turning Down Water For Air today. Turning Down Water For Air: Earth & Fire Versions is a re-recording of Yuill’s entire debut album; he actually turned each track on its head to create new versions in the opposing style to that in which they were originally conceived.

Stand-out tracks like “No Pins Allowed,” “No Surprise,” and “This Sweet Love,” which were originally more electronic-tinged are now stripped down and called “Earth Versions.” The folkier original album tracks like “How Can I Lose” and “You Always Do” are now laced with an electronic edge, making these “Fire Versions.” (DOWNLOAD "This Sweet Love: Earth Version.") You can check out the full album for a limited time on AOL/Spinner here

"Sample Me Up Mofo!": James Yuill Recruits Fans To Help Create New Track In One Week!

Nettwerk folktronica artist James Yuill just completed "Sample Me Up Mofo!", a playful experiment that exemplifies what sets him apart from other artists, besides his ability to perfectly combine simple folk tunes with bumping electronic beats. Through his personal blog, James Yuill's Blog Of Joy, Yuill asked his followers to send him short audio samples of anything from banging a pot to shouting at a neighbor. As the entries poured in, Yuill started to mix the samples, even posting photos of the process along the way.

Just a week later, Yuill posted his completed project, along with the list of entries he used. You can check out the final product HERE.

James Yuill Releases 'This Sweet Love' EP And Video

London-based electronic folky James Yuill released his latest EP, This Sweet Love,  last week on iTunes and recently premiered his video for the title track. The EP features the original album track and 4 remixes, along with a previously unreleased track "They're Chasing My Hands" (track list below).  

Yuill released his N. American debut Turning Down Water For Air earlier this year and toured with the likes of M83, Black Moth Super Rainbow and School of Seven Bells.  He will also a KCRW favorite and was invited to play at "RadioActive: A Dance Party for KCRW."  

James Yuill Reveals New Video For "Over The Hills"; "Over The Hills EP" Out June 16; N. American Tour Wraps In NYC This Week

Just a week since the release of his debut album Turning Down Water For Air, James Yuill revealed a brand new video for the track "Over The Hills" exclusively with Brooklyn Vegan yesterday. The video was directed by Zack Keller and Ed Skudder and shot last month when Yuill was in Los Angeles for “RadioActive: A Dance Party For KCRW." The British singer/songwriter will release a four-track "Over The Hills EP" digitally on June 16, which includes a remix from Lisa Milberg of the Concretes.

James Yuill Confirms Tour Dates With M83

"There are a myriad of ways to describe British singer/songwriter James Yuill…innovative, refreshing, intricate, quirky, gifted…and no matter what adjective one uses, it still won't touch the joy his debut album Turning Down Water For Air brings.” – AbsolutePunk

With the release of his North American debut Turning Down Water For Air rapidly approaching, James Yuill will return to the States later this month for a handful of dates supporting M83, starting in Pomona, CA on May 20. He’ll also join School of Seven Bells and Black Moth Super Rainbow for a one-off show in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on May 29; Turning Down Water For Air is out May 26.

James Yuill New Single "No Pins Allowed" Out Today On iTunes!

“This debut album has Yuill attempting to fuse acoustic folk with Italo disco and aggressive techno... it works brilliantly.” -- NME

“James’s sound is akin to a heavenly collaboration between Kings Of Convenience, Dan Deacon & David Byrne.” – The Music Slut

Following the release of debut hit single “No Surprise” last month, London-based folktronica pioneer James Yuill releases his second single, “No Pins Allowed,” today via iTunes as part of a 6-track EP that also includes a remix from Post War Years and a cover of Radiohead’s “Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box.” (Full track listing below.)

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