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Jay Clarkson "Spur" LP (Zelle Records)

Composer and musician JAY CLARKSON has had albums released in NZ through Flying Nun, Arch Hill and Arclife over a period spanning the 80s and up to 2008.

Originally a member of Christchurch band THE PLAYTHINGS (1980-1982), Jay went on to form THEY WERE EXPENDABLE in 1983, out of whom grew THE EXPENDABLES and later BREATHING CAGE who survived until 1993.

Since then Jay has performed solo and in duo mode.

Jay’s new album “SPUR" showcases her most recent collection of recorded songs, all songs written in the time frame of 2010-2013, “Walking Boots” being the exception, this song having been penned around 2007.

Jay’s style has been described as “alternative rock”, “character sketches full of vivid images”, “intimate”, “a rainbow of colours”, “sitting uncomfortably in the South Island indie continuum”, and “refraining from playing over-eager folk pop card or thumping the fan-ish garage rock drum.” Even though Jay Clarkson is widely known and liked by many for her distinctive voice, her initial focus in her musical life was guitar-playing and this still forms the often intricate but always strong basis of her work.

1. She Disappears
2. Luckies
3. Great Old House
4. Everything's Blue
5. Walking Boots
6. Stay
7. Blue Paper
8. Spur