William The Conqueror are in album launch mode and bring their new album to Cambridge via a free gig at Lost In Vinyl: 20th Feb @ 5:30pm. The Cornish rock/folk trio who release their new album ‘Bleeding On The Soundtrack’ will be performing a live set and signing copies of the album at the Magdalene Street shop.
William the Conqueror is the band put together by songwriter Ruarri Joseph, alongside his close musical conspirators Harry Harding (drums) and Naomi Holmes (bass) in the Winter of 2015. ‘Bleeding on the Soundtrack’ is the second album from the band, following the debut ‘Proud Distributor of the Peace’ (2017, Loose), in an abstract biographical trilogy inspired by Hermann Hesse’s book ‘My Belief’ which housed three separate essays on innocence, disillusionment and faith. In creating William The Conqueror, Joseph has found a vehicle to exorcise demons, and a freedom to draw on a personal history that he’d unconsciously skirted as a solo artist. The trio’s live performances have a boundless energy and rawness that has been captured on the record with the help of producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling, The Jayhawks).