Happy Release Day Modern Nature

Today sees London’s Modern Nature release their debut EP ‘Nature’. Modern Nature – the name taken from the title of Derek Jarman’s garden diaries – is the new project of Jack Cooper, ex of Ultimate Painting / Mazes and Will Young of Beak featuring Aaron Neveu of Woods and Sunwatchers’ Jeff Tobias on saxophone. 

Previously the band shared the sprawling ‘Supernature’, an intimately atmospheric, wildly expansive 12-minute statement of intent a world away from anything any of the members have made before. It melds the relentless rhythms of Alice Coltrane’s devotional music with the pastoral haze of Fairport Convention.

As Jack Cooper explains: “The EP is based around a song called ‘Nature’ so ‘Supernature’ is a different perspective on the EP’s title track, but taken to another conclusion. It’s our most recent recording and there seems to be some sense in people hearing that first. ‘Nature’ is our take on that propulsive rhythm of A Sailor’s Life-era Fairport Convention but ‘Supernature’ is something else entirely. The band is so new, it’s hard to say who’s in and who isn’t. At the moment it’s myself and Will Young (Beak) with Aaron Neveu on drums (Woods/Herbcraft) Rupert Gillett on cello and then Jeff Tobias on saxophone (Sunwatchers). The band started as a vehicle for a wider project that Will and I spent the year putting together so it feels very exciting to be an actual band now. Every song we record or musician we gain, another door seems to open on a route that’s worth pursuing.”

Modern Nature’s first live date will be at London’s St Pancras Old Church on Monday 8th April. Tickets available here.

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  • 02 May 2022 Modern Nature in Aberdeen at Lemon Tree
  • 03 May 2022 Modern Nature in Glasgow at The Old Hairdressers
  • 04 May 2022 Modern Nature in Hebden Bridge at Trades Club
  • 05 May 2022 Modern Nature in Liverpool at Future Yard
  • 06 May 2022 Modern Nature in Bristol at The Cube
  • 07 May 2022 Modern Nature in Brighton at The Rose Hill
  • 08 May 2022 Modern Nature in Nottingham at Rough Trade Nottingham
  • 09 May 2022 Modern Nature in Sheffield at Sidney & Matilda
  • 10 May 2022 Modern Nature in Ipswich at The Smokehouse
  • 11 May 2022 Modern Nature in London at Cafe Oto
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