Pea Sea's second album which was recorded at Fran Healy's (Travis) studio in Hansa studios, Berlin in the summer of 2016, following 2013's Field Music assisted 'The Debatable Land'.
The new band backing Chris Rollen comprises of UK expats who live in Berlin except Ed (drums) who's Australian.
The album cover is photographed in Gelt Woods, Cumbria recreating the cover of the 1971 eponymous solo album by Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth) on Island Records.
As with 'The Debatable Land', 'Lonnin Life' often takes as it's setting the Anglo-Scottish border land where Chris Rollen grew up. Songs chart such subjects as the world of work (Gone Cuttin' & Tobacco and People), memories of the Lockerbie bombings (The Cruel Coulter) to the proliferations of images of violence on the internet (Black 'n' Blue) and even Britain in Europe (Photocopy the Atlas)
Chris Rollen is also the singer in cult north eastern band, Les Cox Sportifs. Pea Sea have been championed by Maximo Park, Field Music, The Futureheads, Cornshed Sisters as well as BBC6 Music's Marc Riley (recorded a session in 2013) and Lauren Laverne.
6th June – Edinburgh – Banshee Labyrinth
7th June – Sunderland – Pop Recs
8th June – Newcastle – Cluny 2
9th June – Leeds – Fox & Newt
Available in the Sea Records shop, various outlets and to download from itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Emusic.
Distribution by Shellshock