Joseph Arthur, 2012
Two years on from Come To Where I'm From - and proving that he's ever his own man - Joseph released a quartet of EPs (under the collective name of Junkyard Hearts) that were only available on his UK tour of 2002. A decade on, these scarce-as-hen's-teeth recordings are being reissued in two-CD set, allowing those unable to attend that tour the chance to give some love to these half-forgotten gems. They very much demand your attention - 19 confirmations of a man at the peak of his substantial powers.
'An oddball songsmith who eaves words, guitars and a whole heap of discordant sounds into songs that hang around your head long after they finish' - Uncut
- Overlooked Gem of 2012 Junkyard Hearts is a compilation of Arthur's earlier works that were released as four seperate eps back in 2002 and are now unavailable. The result allows us to re-visit these songs and gain a deeper appreciation of just how engaged and creative an artist can be at the peak of his powers. Dailylocal.com (Online USA)