Every week a lot of musicians get in touch asking for a session. Although I have to turn down most of them, I do like getting these emails and listening to new songs. Not everything’s great, not all the good acts are my taste, but now and then someone’s got an amazing voice or tune...
Early in 2009, Moss’ lead singer and songwriter Marien Dorleijn recorded this solo session, and ever since then I’ve hoped for a full band session. God knows why it took us this long.
One of my more recent musical addictions, has been the music of Hiss Golden Messenger. Having released a lot of albums since 2008, it wasn’t until February this year that I witnessed him perform live. Before his show with Alasdair Roberts at the Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam, MC Taylor played this session.
He formed BMX Bandits with Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) back in 1986, saw Kurt Cobain wear a ‘Bandits’ t-shirt, has released over ten records since – including hit single Serious Drugs on Creation Records in 1994, and was the subject of a documentary released in 2013: Duglas T. Stewart.