Hidden Gems: James Hoare on East Village


James Hoare of Ultimate Painting spoke to ‘Raven Sings The Blues’ about his lost gem, the East Village album ‘Drop Out.’

James recalls, “I’d heard of the East Village through a friend, David Feck from Comet Gain, some years back. David strongly recommended I listen to the band and made me a mix tape which I took on holiday to Cornwall and was instantly drawn to, the music perfectly fit the mood, driving in the late summer evenings, melodic guitar lines looping over each other [in] beautiful melodies. I was instantly taken with the band and knew they had something special. It also sounded strangely familiar, like I’d been listening to them for years, yet completely fresh.”


Heavenly reissued this album in 2013 and it’s still just about possible to locate!

The 7″ single ‘Circles’ is available to purchase here. 

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