This years Damaged Goods Christmas single is by Piney Gir
And it’s a corker…
Piney Gir, sometime electronic exotica lover (Peakahokahoo); genuine all-American country girl (The Piney Gir Country Roadshow), returns to the musical fray with her most accomplished album to date… The Yearling.
An ambitious and darling blend of her inspired songwriting and deft way with genre, The Yearling combines delicate heartbreak folk (The Weeping Machine) with straight to the bop pop (Say I’m Sorry), whilst plying her way with a campfire narrative (Miss Havisham) and all of it dipped in the gal’s never less than pin-sharp eye for a great story about the wanderings of the heart.
Pulling in a parade of collaborators spanning country slides, orchestral strings, found sounds, saw playing food gurus and, hush! even a celebrity appearance on a love-gone-wrong duet, this is Piney’s most dazzling record yet. Quite a cocktail… the simple structures of her country record with a shot of heartbreak that comes from the moonshine of life’s own harsh still. The Yearling fuses cutting edge production taking a nod from German electronica, spanning its way to warm 70s FM radio with a loving how-do-you-do to musique concrète.
Piney Gir and the Age of Reason (feat. The Reasonettes) debuted tracks from the new album at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and will be touring later in the year. She’s been a star of the bill at Glastonbury, Big Chill, Bestival, Truck and too many more festivals to mention, a dash of cheering gingham and frothy petticoats amid the UK summer field days.