David Boulter Lover's Walk

The Spoken World
6th September 2021

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On his debut spoken word album, David Boulter (founding member of Nottingham-based indie cult heroes Tindersticks) presents an emotionally torn but ultimately heartfelt album about his home city. ‘Lover’s Walk’ sees backing contributions from his bandmates Dan McKinna and Earl Harvin, and evokes the warmth of childhood memories but also a sense of present stability and guarded optimism.

“Nottingham, born and bred. A city I left when I was 25.
I still have family there. They used to ask if I’d ever go back. I was never completely sure. I found myself thinking of this in 2016. Just as the UK had its referendum and decided to leave the EU. It seemed to put ‘would I ever go back’ to the front of my mind. I started a list, a love – hate type of thing. Fish and chips, rainy days. The destruction and rejuvenation of a city I recognise less and less. I realised what I really miss are memories. In the same way that my recent ‘Yarmouth’ LP (released by Clay Pipe Music) was inspired by my early childhood, ‘Lover’s Walk’ is my life in Nottingham. First love. Day trips to Derbyshire, York, Skegness, my first adventures. And a personal tragedy, just a few weeks before I left the country for good. A love lost but still alive. I’ll always be from Nottingham.”

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