WIL­LIAM THE CONQUEROR

PROUD DISTURBER OF THE PEACE

Q (UK) - - Q Review New Albums - ANDY FYFE

LOOSE, OUT 4 AU­GUST Corn­wall-based singer-song­writer re­turns as an Amer­i­cana trio.

In 2012 Ruarri Joseph re­leased his fourth solo al­bum and promptly dis­ap­peared. But he’s not been idle, slowly rein­car­nat­ing him­self as leader of Wil­liam The Conqueror. The trio’s de­but is a very mod­ern take on Amer­i­cana, as much lo-fi grunge as it is coun­try. Though these songs are forged from a tur­bu­lent child­hood and the loss of close friends and rel­a­tives, Proud Disturber… car­ries it­self up­beat and un­bowed, whether skif­fling along Did You Wrong, ram­pag­ing through In My Dreams or be­ing re­flec­tively defiant on Pedestals. The first part of a tril­ogy still mostly held in Joseph’s head, it’s a mighty launch­pad for what’s yet to come.

Lis­ten To: In My Dreams | Did You Wrong | Cold On­tario

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