I am writing this just after dawn from the passenger seat of a car headed east. And I’m writing to tell you that: Today is a Good Day. Because today I am releasing brand-new music. Why am I telling you this from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle? Well, that’s a story for another […]Read more "It’s Time For Something Good…"
My name is James Radcliffe. I am an independent musician. And in one week’s time I’ll be taking all my music down from the internet. Forever. In some places fire is a vital part of the ecology. For new growth to flourish the old needs to burn. There are forests on this earth that, instead […]Read more "It Begins With Fire…"
I make things all the time. Pieces of music, poetry, little collections of photographs, essays (impromptu dance routines) etc, etc. Some things grow into larger projects and some I make just to make. One of my favourite things is to show up in the studio (can you see I have nothing up my sleeve?) and […]Read more "A Trace of Memory – A New, Free, and Ephemeral Thing"
“I’ve always been given to self-dramatization. I intend to live forever.” – Leonard Cohen I learned Leonard had died on a Friday. I was sitting eating breakfast when my girlfriend came to the kitchen doorway. She asked if I knew. Knew what I said. She told me gently. I was grateful for that. I put […]Read more "You Want It Darker…"
For Christmas this year I received a turntable, some speakers, and a few hand-picked records – I’d been thinking of starting a vinyl collection for a while and had decided to take the plunge. There was something exciting about opening that first record; about feeling the transparent wrap tearing back beneath my fingers, flexing the […]Read more "A Love Letter to Vinyl…"
2016 was a hard year for a lot of people. In the hope of redressing the balance (even if only slightly) I offer you a Gift. I’ve just finished a brand new EP of music and I am putting it out today. It is called: ‘Murder The Impossible‘. Here is the Website where you can […]Read more "ANNOUNCEMENT!"
In Jan of 2008 I left my last ever regular job (rock climbing instructor – not kidding), screwed my courage to the sticking place, and began making my way as an independent artist. I made art, and I put it out into the world. I played live, and worked hard to find my community. I […]Read more "The 3 Things You Need To Know Before You Quit Your Day Job…"