Track Of The Day #558: Pulco- Hardships

Track Of The Day #558: Pulco- Hardships


A gorgeously crumpled wistful gem from Pulco today, a North Walian songwriter of immense inventiveness. His new release ‘Hardships’ is actually an old song from BBC sessions of a few years back, it showcases his affecting lilting vocal tone and way with a understated melody that speaks of experience and triumph through every day struggle, he’s given it release as a free single this month. Utterly heartwarming..

Pulco on the new singles;
In Jan 2012 I recorded a BBC Wales radio session for Bethan Elfyn in Cardiff. The producer Darren Broome and I stayed in touch and worked on a track together for the Pulco album (The Mapleson Cylinders) that I was beginning to make at the time. I was also in the process of putting together ‘The Man Of Lists’ for release that year so I sort of stopped working on the new album while I got that finished.

I was recording on a hand help Zoom H4 recorder at the time which I found difficult to work with so when I received iPad for my birthday I decided to put the Mapleson album on hold and start Clay Cutlery instead. The Mapleson songs just weren’t coming together either so I thought it best to leave them and do something else.

Having had a years or so away from the songs I decided to have a listen to them again recently and they didn’t actually sound that bad so my plan is to release them bit by bit as free singles over the coming months, the first of which is Hardships & Kings.

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