The Willkommen chaps have added yet another brill act to their roster. The Climbers‘ songs are penned by Tim West — a schoolfriend of The Leisure Society’s Christian Hardy. Tim, Christian and TLS frontman Nick Hemming make up the nucleus of The Climbers.
The trio are joined by Willkommen regulars and friends from further afield. The lone track on The Climbers’ MySpace ‘The Killer’ features Sons of Noel and Adrian’s Jacob Richardson on vocals. And free track Uncommon (download here) is a duet from Dan Michaelson of Absentee and The Coastguards and Sharon Lewis and has a chorus of familiar voices on, well, the chorus.
The Climbers’ debut album The Good Ship is due for release in 2010.
Christian said of the recording: “We took my studio and carfuls of instruments, microphones, booze and lasagna to beautiful parts of England and Wales where we would set up camp in rented houses and make music isolated from our real lives.”
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Words: Lynn Roberts