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16 August 2022

The Staves, Sam Ryder Among National Album Day Ambassadors

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The Staves and Sam Ryder are among the artist ambassadors who have been announced for National Album Day 2022. The event will take place on 15 October, with Franz Ferdinand, KSI and The Mysterines the other ambassadors.

The theme of the fifth annual edition of National Album Day will be Debut Albums, following previous focuses on Women in Music and The 80s.

“The Debut Albums theme will look to showcase a broad range of first album releases across multiple genres and decades – from debut recordings that have gone on to become classics to those that are perhaps only now being fully appreciated or which, years later, merit reappraisal,” according to a press release.

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Acclaimed indie-folk trio The Staves said: “We are honoured and excited to support National Album Day. The album format is so important and has shaped the way we listen to and make music. Growing up listening to Beatles albums we would know them so well that we’d know not only which track was coming next, but exactly how many seconds it would be until it began, and what key it would be in.

“Our debut album, Dead & Born & Grown captured what we were doing live – playing our songs with an acoustic guitar, a ukulele and three-part harmonies – and it marked the beginning of our journey as recording artists in earnest. The album took us around the world to new audiences and into the arms of talented and inspiring musicians and collaborators and we are forever grateful that it connected with people.

“Albums create a world for you to inhabit as a listener, where songs are set in the context of a wider body of work, allowing for music and magic of all shades to happen until the needle leaves the record.

“But albums stay with you, and you can revisit that world whenever you need to get back into it. Indeed, they shape your world, too, and become part of your life as it goes on.
Long live the album!”

British singer songwriter and Eurovision performer Sam Ryder said: “I’m stoked to be a part of this year’s National Album Day! There are so many amazing albums from artists that have been a massive part of my life bringing so much joy. By listening to an album, you really get to know an artist. I’m so excited to be finally releasing my debut album this year and can’t wait for you all to hear it!”

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