Jon Boden announces new album



Sheffield-based folk outlier Jon Boden has announced his fourth solo album, Rose In June, which is due for release November 1st on Hudson Records. Alongside the album announcement, Boden is sharing the lead single and title-track. A traditional song telling the tragic story of two fishermen named Andrew Davidson and John Allen, captain and crew member of the Rose In June, who lost their lives when the ship capsized during a storm out on the North Sea. Talking about the single,

Boden says: “Learnt from the singing of the wonderful and much-missed Lou Killen. The song describes the true events of Tuesday, December 17,1872. The graves of Andrew Davidson and John Allen can be seen at the parish church of St Monans.

In support of the album, Boden will play six UK live dates, commencing at Bristol’s St George’s on November 20 and including London’s Union Chapel on November 21. 

Jon Boden Rose In June album cover

Rose In June, which follows 2017’s post-apocalyptic concept album Afterglow, sees Boden back in the studio with his trusted band, The Remnant Kings. He says of the album, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios: “Since this band was debuted live at Cambridge Folk Festival on the mainstage in 2016 we’ve been able to tour the UK and play many festivals in this bigger line-up so it felt very important to get into the studio and record lots of the stuff that is central to the live set, but has never been committed to tape.

Live favourites have all been lovingly rendered here by producer and long-time collaborator, Andy Bell. Across twelve tracks, the new album is comprised of traditional songs (Rose In June, All Hang Down, Seven Bonnie Gypsies, Rigs of the Time), alongside Boden’s own arrangements (Leviathan / Tombola, Going Down To The Wasteland, Ruin Reel) and covers of Ewan MacColl (Sweet Thames Flow Softly) and Kate Bush (Hounds of Love).

His most recent album Afterglow was released in October 2017 and continued Jon’s explorations of a post-oil world (a theme first explored on 2009’s excellent Songs From The Floodplain), this time following the course of two lovers over the night of a fire-lit city carnival. The release was followed by the launch of the 11-piece Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings which toured the UK in autumn 2017 and spring 2018. Summer 2018 saw the big band in demand for major folk festivals including Wickham Festival, Beautiful Days, Snape Proms and Shrewsbury Folk Festival. 2019 saw Jon touring with the three string players from the band and performing in both the 6 piece and 11 piece versions of the Remnant Kings. 


Rose In June

All Hang Down

Leviathan / Tombola

Seven Bonnie Gypsies

Beating The Bounds

Sweet Thames Flow Softly

Hounds of Love

Going Down To The Wasteland

Ruin Reel

Rigs of the Time

We Do What We Can

Carnival Hornpipe


20/11/19 – St George’s, Bristol

21/11/19 – Union Chapel, London

22/11/19 – The Old Market, Brighton

23/11/19 – Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

24/11/19 – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

25/11/19 – Sage, Gateshead

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