The North Is Another Land

by Band Of Holy Joy

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes a double sided promotional postcard released by Moloko Plus in Germany.
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  • Limited Edition CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited edition exquisite package containing a CD with eight songs and eight postcards. Released in Germany, 2012.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The North Is Another Land via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Moloko Plus 073

In the world of music buying the convenience and instant fix of the mp3 or m4a has taken over, I’m no big critic of the digital track or album they are my constant companions but my restless heart often demands more than the simple company of my digital friends. I prefer my fix to be delivered in a more tactile manner, visually and with a sense of anticipation (you know like the good old days!) which given Band of Holy Joy were responsible for my favourite album of 2011 was heightened on hearing they had a new project out this spring. I say project because there’s a little more at play with The North Is Another Land than just the music...
Simon, Beat Surrender


""The North Is Another Land" is really an album's worth of material, beautifully packaged in an amazing Airmail envelope style sleeve, and containing eight postcards (each connecting to one of the tracks on the disc), all designed by Inga Tillere. Johny Brown - aided by some keening violin from Chris Brierley - uncovers a real poignancy and yearning."
Den Browne, Mudkiss Fanzine.


released March 1, 2012

Andy Astle - guitars, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals
Christopher Brierley - violins
Johny Brown - voice
James Stephen Finn - piano, synthesizers, accordion, harmonium, guitars
William J. Lewington - drums
Inga Tillere - found sounds

With added instrumentation courtesy of:

John Clayton - cello, piano, glockenspiel, bass guitar
Joe Murphy - guitars
David Barbenel - cello
Clive Bell - flute, shakuhachi, harmonica
Chris Clarke - double bass, piano, bass guitar, harmonium, synthesizer

Artwork and design by Inga Tillere.


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Band Of Holy Joy London, UK

Margin walkers and midnight drifters, Band of Holy Joy have wandered liminal landscapes of their own making for 3 decades now. The weirdness and wildness of the landscape they stagger through, the askew vision like a crash between Coleridge, Brecht and David Peace, the literary allusions and poetry, the strangeness of it all. A cultural piracy raiding doomed melancholy and gentrified mediocrity. ... more


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