Record of the Month: Bill Ryder-Jones - lechyd Da

Record of the Month: Bill Ryder-Jones - lechyd Da

We’re starting 2024 off with an absolute peach. January’s Record of the Month is lechyd Da from Bill Ryder-Jones, absolutely one of our most wonderful voices.

“Iechyd Da" (a fond pre-drink good wish as our good mates at Spillers Records told us) is just an absolute treasure. It’s an album of such richness, with moments of whispered intimacy and joyous crescendo across a beautifully written set of songs. We don’t often say it, but it’s an instant classic.

Watch | “If Tomorrow Starts Without Me”

“At the start of what could be another turbulent year, it’s an uplifting reminder that there can be power in the darkness.” - The Guardian.

It’s not just that he can move between those tender moments and the fuller joys (kids choirs, re-contextualised disco samples!), it’s also how beautifully it all sits together, a sonically rounded experience and a proper journey.

Watch | “This Can't Go On”

“regardless of its intention, the result is impressive; Iechyd Da is an album that confirms Ryder-Jones as one of Britain’s finest songwriters.” - Uncut Magazine.
Deeply personal, but also relatable and honest. The production is brilliant, his voice is as fine as it's ever sounded and these are arguably his most diverse and fully formed songs. A fantastic album and a wonderful way to start this new year.

ps. We’re giving away a West Kirby United FC shirt.

Record of the Month Club

lechyd Da is the first release of 2024 for those of you signed up to the Drift Record of the Month Club. 

Available in three, six or twelve month configurations, you can join the Drift Record of the Month Club and start adding to your amazing collection. Each month you will receive one new album on either vinyl or CD, based on your subscription type. The first delivery (whether CD or LP) will also include a complimentary Drift tote bag.

Find out more here.

Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; Harp, Hotline TNT, Black PumasBonnie "Prince" BillyGeorgiaCory HansonOvermonoNorth Americans, H. Hawkline, Yo La Tengo, The Murder Capital, Goat Girl, Black Country, New Road, Jane Weaver, Dry Cleaning, Squid, White Flowers, Stephen Fretwell, Chubby and the Gang, Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Damon Albarn, Geese, Silverbacks, Cate Le Bon, Huerco S., Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, Vintage Crop, Viagra Boys, The Lounge Society, Jockstrap, Trevor Beales, Aoife Nessa Frances and Sarathy Korwar.


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