“Won’t Get Better had a convoluted birth. The rhythm that underpins it was originally programmed for a different project but when the new record started taking form, I dug it out, recorded drums for it, and emailed Emma-Jean. She was so excited about this and the energy is clear throughout. Emma wanted to blend elements of garage and Afrobeat, and I was completely there for that.”
- Adam Scrimshire
Since signing to the Wah Wah 45s label in 2007, Scrimshire has released three albums of experimental cinematic jazz, and electronic sounds. Following his 2009 debut ‘Along Came The Devil One Night’, his second album ‘The Hollow’ (2011) was a BBC 6 Music Album of the Week, with Gilles Peterson calling it “A late contender for album of the year”.
In the time since the release of his last album ‘Bight’ (“An eclectic range of influences ranging from disco to fusion to more contemporary electronic styles” XLR8R) in 2013, Adam has worked with long-time musical accomplice Dave Koor on new project Modified Man, and launched Albert’s Favourites releasing projects by The Expansions, Hector Plimmer and Jonny Drop. He has continued to gain radio and DJ support for his successful “Scrimshire Edits” series and has produced and mixed records for artist including Stac, Daudi Matsiko, Bastien Keb, Rōnin Arkestra, Jonny Drop. He has also continued to develop the Wah Wah 45s label, where he is now a co-owner and director.
Scrimshire is currently finishing his fourth album, set for release this summer on Albert’s Favourites.
released March 29, 2019
Written by Adam Scrimshire and Emma-Jean Thackray
Vocals and Trumpet - Emma-Jean Thackray
Drums - Chris Boot
All other instruments and programming - Adam Scrimshire
Produced by Scrimshire