18 February 2015

Cosmo Sheldrake releases new single Pelicans We

Cosmo Sheldrake new single Pelicans We

Cosmo Sheldrake releases new single Pelicans We

A breakthrough 2014 saw Cosmo cement himself as one of the most exciting musicians around. His sold-out debut 7" single through paradYse Records picked up support from the likes of Radio 1, NME and The Guardian as well as reaching #1 on the Hype Machine chart and surpassing 650,000 plays on SoundCloud.

Now almost a year later, the young songwriter and experimental musician has certainly been keeping himself busy and new 4-track EP ‘Pelicans We’ is an eccentric fruit of fascinating labour. 

Sheldrake’s Pelicans We EP is the product of many travels and influences, from trips down the Panama Canal to isolated islands populated entirely by scientists, to rainforests in remote coastal British Columbia. Armed with impish and irresistible logics, Sheldrake rehouses these newly gathered influences next to his love of British folk and nonsensical poetry.  

The EP opens with a broad and swaggering waltz, Tardigrade Song, an ode to one of nature’s most fascinating evolutionary anomalies. Also known as water bears, Tardigrades are tiny and almost invincible creatures known to put up with the most extreme conditions.

Lead single Rich is a well-known Sheldrake number, and features collaborator Anndreyah Vargas. Hedgerow melodies deftly step over a beat made from the tearing of meat off a cow carcass. Rich received its debut play on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show last night.

Cosmo Sheldrake has toured and performed around the UK and Europe with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Johnny Flynn, and Sylvan Esso, besides opening for the Mystery Jets at the Barbican. He has played sold out shows in Paris, Berlin and London.

'Pelicans We’ is released on April 6th via Transgressive Records and was mixed by alalal (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Metronomy) and mastered at The Exchange, London.

Pre-order on iTunes here:
Pre-order CD/12” Vinyl here:

UK/EU Shows:
April 8th - Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds, UK (free show)
April 9th - Start The Bus, Bristol, UK
April 10th - The Lexington, London, UK (tickets)
April 11th - Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
April 20th - Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany
April 21st - Milla Club, Munich, Germany
April 22nd - Café Kairo, Bern, Switzerland
April 23rd - La Parenthèse, Geneva, Switzerland
April 25th – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 15th - Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK

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