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Deckie Learner


Deckie Learner – Neck

(Released 14th June 2021)

Taking his name from the apprentice deckhands on the ships of the coast of his native Hull, Deckie Learner is a one-man musical outfit who hides in a shed and bashes bits of wood and metal.

His eponymous album will be released on digital label Fast & Bulbous on  June 14th 2021, and is preceded by the single “Neck”, and is described by the artist as sounding like “The Jackson Five being introduced to The Fall at a party that is being  interrupted by an irate neighbour banging on the wall at 3am.”

These tracks were assembled across the various UK lockdowns of 20/21, and are regarded by their creator as digital cave drawings. They are a blend of fractured funk, grubby electro and rudimentary one finger melodies topped by spoken word, abstract narrative and film samples. All of which touch upon subjects as diverse as angels, problem neighbours, Rugby League rivalry, and the  redemptive power of dance.

All instruments and programming are by Deckie Learner, except some organ and piano by Sonny L. Other collaborators include singers John Parkinson and Ruth Getz, and the writers Celeste Doaks, Dean Wilson and Niall Griffiths. 

Deckie Learner – Neck

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