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Morton Valence


Interviews


Interview (2019)

Morton Valence - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Rob Jessett from South London formed indie act Morton Valence about their sixth album ‘Bob and Veronica’s Great Escape’, which is about escaping from the world, and their new film documentary.


Interview (2017)

Morton Valence - Interview

Robert 'Hacker' Jessett from London-based urban country outfit Morton Valence speaks to John Clarkson about his band's new album 'Europa', which has been recorded in reaction to Brexit.


Interview (2014)

Morton Valence - Interview

John Clarkson talks to Robert 'Hacker' Jessett from South London-based urban country outfit Morton Valence about their lyrical and experimental third album, 'Left'


Interview (2011)

Morton Valence - Interview

Robert Hacker Jessett, the front man with urban country outfit Morton Valence, chats to John Clarkson about their second album, ‘Me and Home James’, which is a concept album about an illegal cab drive from South to North London


Reviews


Black Angel Drifter (2020)


Unusual and obscure album from London 'urban country' duo Morton Valence, which, originally released under the alias of Black Angel Drifter, is now being reissued on vinyl under their own name


Bob and Veronica's Great Escape (2019)


Understated folk pop-influenced sixth album from South London band Morton Valence which finds them escaping from reality


Another Country (2015)


Haunting and original country on fourth album from London-bassed outfit, Morton Valence


Christmas in Valence (2011)


First-rate download only Christmas single from South London band, Morton Valence


Me and Home James (2011)


Musically and lyrically imaginative second album and concept record from South London-based band Morton Valence, which tells of a late night/early morning journey in a probably unlicensed minicab across London


Related


Interviews

Black Angel Drifter
Interview Black Angel Drifter - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Robert 'Hacker' Jessett from acclaimed South London-based urban country band Morton Valence about his Ennio Morricone-influenced side project Black Angel Drifter and why their eponymous new record is their first and final album


Profiles

(With Morton Valence, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide), Water Rats, London, 29/1/2022 Idiot Son - (With Morton Valence, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide), Water Rats, London, 29/1/2022

We preview the next Pennyblackmusic Bands Night which will take place with Idiot Son, Morton Valence, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide at The Water Rats in London on the 29th January 2022.


Pennyblackmusic Bands Night
Lexington, London, 31/5/2014 Miscellaneous - Lexington, London, 31/5/2014

Dominic Simpson looks back on Pennyblackmusic's 15th Anniversary show at The Lexington in London, which saw sets from Madam, Morton Valence and Rotifer


Features

Billie Holiday
The Image That Made Me Weep Billie Holiday - The Image That Made Me Weep

As part of our new series 'The Image That Made Me Weep', we are inviting a different guest with each edition to write of a music photograph that has had a strong impact on them. Robert 'Hacker' Jessett, the frontman with Morton Valence, writes of a photograph of Billie Holiday.


Pennyblackmusic Bands Night
Lexington, London, May 31st 2014 Miscellaneous - Lexington, London, May 31st 2014

We profile our Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night 15th Anniversary Gig, which will take place on Saturday May 31st at the Lexington in London and feature sets from Madam, Morton Valence and Rotifer


Pennyblackmusic Bands Night
Half Moon, London, 29/10/2011 Miscellaneous - Half Moon, London, 29/10/2011

Jamie Rowland looks back on our Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night on October 29th at the Half Moon in Herne Hill in South London, which saw sets from Morton Valence, Madam, the Doomed Bird of Providence and Rome Pays Off







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