Kula Shaker’s Crispian Mills releases new 7" single
Ho Hum Records are delighted to announce the latest collectible 7” release with two unreleased gems from Kula Shaker front-man Crispian Mills’ solo project, produced by Mark Pritchard.
A decade ago, following sales of over a million for both "K" and "Pigs and Astronaughts" Crispian Mills sought out a new challenge and a break from Kula Shaker. With good advice, Mills hired the services of Mark Pritchard (Harmonic 313, Troubleman, Global Communications and many more) and David Brinkworth (Harmonic 33, Farout Recordings) and set off to make a solo album, recording in both Cornwall and on David Gilmour’s house-boat studio in London.
Alas the album never got finished and almost 10 years later Ho Hum Records have unearthed two authentic 60s-sounding gems from the period in "Healing Hands" and “Be Merciful” available at long last on both 7" and digital download formats.
Complete with hand-claps, driving drums and hooks a-plenty, ’Healing Hands’ is Donovan-esque and oozes Kings Road chic with it’s sultry blues; whilst the b-side ’Be Merciful’ delights in the deep acoustic folk Crispian delivers just so well. "Be merciful to me, I am all alone."