I got a nice surprise in my inbox today. The announcement of a new disc from a member of the always creative and artistic Thompson family (Richard and Linda). It’s actually a new record from their offspring Teddy Thompson. This is his second proper record and has a release date in the US of Feb 14.
On this record, like his 2000 solo debut, Teddy has called in some special friends as guests, notably Richard and Linda (i.e. mum and dad) and Martha and Rufus Wainwright. Teddy’s succeded in making a grand pop record in the tradition of Elvis Costello and Robyn Hitchcock. Here’s the title track and “Everybody Move It” from the 2006 Verve release Seperate Ways. It comes out earlier in the UK and as a result has already been reviewed by Uncut and Mojo each giving it 4 stars.