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Junkboy: Sovereign Sky – an interview with Rich Hanscomb

Singer songwriter Rich Hanscomb introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, recorded with his brother in Brighton, and featuring stunning artwork by Christopher Harrup and Claire Softley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Junkboy Sovereign Sky cover
Rich Hanscomb of Junkboy introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, created in collaboration with his brother Mik on the south coast of England. Since 1999 they have been quietly experimenting with multiple genres, from analogue synth soundtracks to woozy post-rock and electronica and, more recently, a song based pastoraldelica. The result is an idiosyncratic album full of strange influences and loving detail. Here he introduces the album and describes the process of producing the beautiful album artwork.

Rich. One half of Junkboy
What are the major themes of Sovereign Sky?
I don’t think Mik and I discussed themes whilst we wrote the album I guess these things just grow organically. However, when we were sequencing the tracks we noticed that most of them reference nature and/or the elements! Tipping points in seasons – summer to autumn or early spring – and all the feelings they prompt. I guess we’re coming from that kind of place. We’re in our… read more

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