Maiden Voyage Recording Company are set to release Fair Lady London, the fifth studio album by husband and wife duo, Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou on November 23rd. The album will be released both in CD/Vinyl & digital formats.
Three years since their last album, following the birth of their son, and over a decade since the release of their debut as the songwriting partnership behind hotly-tipped southeast London indie-folk pioneers Indigo Moss, the duo have produced yet another beautifully crafted and delicately delivered gem that will delight old fans and new.
The duo, now residents of Hastings, have earned a reputation for doing things slightly differently over the years. Having toured tin tabernacle churches, village halls, working men’s clubs, and by canal boat, not to mention quitting a buzz band on the brink of stardom, they chose a different route entirely. loading up their car with all of their personal belongings and leaving the bright lights of London behind them in favour of a more DIY approach away from the city and the machinations of the major label music industry, Fair Lady London reflects both a change in environment and mentality.
Likewise, the recording is anything but simple. When we say ‘studio album’ it couldn’t be that straight-forward. Having worked with legendary producer Ethan Johns on their last outing Expatriot (2015) Fair Lady London sees them return to the Tascam 246 4-track cassette recorder on which they recorded their 2012 offering La Ferme De Fontenaille in a barn in the Loire, however this time finding a quiet corner of a castle in the rolling valleys of East Sussex.
‘I’ve never really liked studios.' Moss states. 'The first one we ever stepped foot in was Olympic as teenagers, the same room as Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Stones. I didn’t really enjoy it. It felt like a space ship, like a factory. I want records to come from somewhere. I like to limit the possibilities. 4-tracks are more than enough. It forces you to push what you do to the limit, focusing on the songwriting and the performance.’
Over the years the pair have toured extensively opened for Jools Holland, Loudon Wainwright, Ron Sexsmith, Damon Albarn and many others. In 2014 they took their two guitars and sang into a single microphone on some of the grandest stages in the world, supporting Tori Amos gracing stages from The Royal Albert Hall, the The Ryman Auditorium, The Greek Theatre, The Beacon Theatre and The Warsaw Congress Hall.
Former members of Danny And The Champions of the World, the album sees them joining forces with Danny George Wilson once again, signing to his and Del Day’s Maiden Voyage Recording Co. Label that has released albums from Donald Byron Wheatley, Henry Senior Jr and Felix Holt & The Radicals.
Fair Lady London marks the latest chapter in the journey of two of the UK's brightest stars. ‘We always said we’d do five albums as a duo, like Simon and Garfunkel'. laughs Hannah-Lou. 'Maybe this is the last one, but we always say that.'
Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou’s tracks