William The Conqueror
William the Conqueror is the band put together by songwriter Ruarri Joseph, alongside his
close musical conspirators Harry Harding (drums) and Naomi Holmes (bass) in the Winter of 2015.
‘Bleeding on the Soundtrack’ is the secondalbum from the band, following the debut
‘Proud Distributor of the Peace’ (2017, Loose), in an abstract biographical trilogy
inspired by Hermann Hesse’s book ‘My Belief’ which housed three separate
essays on innocence, disillusionment and faith.
In creating William The Conqueror, Joseph has found a vehicle to exorcise demons, and a
freedom to draw on a personalhistory that he’d unconsciously skirted as a solo artist.
The trio’s live performances have a boundless energy and rawness that has been captured on the
record with the help of producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling, The Jayhawks).
It’s raw, laid-bare song-writing but with an acerbic wit and an overall cathartic effect that
turns a dark experience into something more hopeful, even joyous. As frontman Ruarri Joseph
expands: ’Looking for the Cure’ started out as a mournful ballad about witnessing the process of
recovery from addiction: the tragedy of searching for something that doesn’t exist.
Then it dawned on me that if you’re looking, at least it means you’re alive
to do so, and that’s a cure in itself.”
William The Conqueror. Ex-Atlantic singer songwriter Ruarri Joseph (guitar/vocals) is joined by
Naomi Holmes (bass/vocals) and Harry Harding (drums/vocals) to deliver a brand of Americana
that bleeds into heavier Southern rock, with touches of blues and influences in the youthful
sounds of grunge and indie-rock.
Looking for the Cure was recorded at Real World Studios, Wiltshire and produced by Ethan Johns.
Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:15pm performance
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