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We're Young Pilgrims

by Young Pilgrims

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Intro 00:36
Rufio 05:34
Hall Of Meat 03:48
Kabuki Dance 08:01
Back Pocket 03:15
Pilgrimage 03:42


Young Pilgrims, the addictive young brass band brimming with jazz-rock energy, release their much-anticipated new studio album We’re Young Pilgrims this June, alongside a cluster of live dates as Britain’s live music scene reawakens!

"The feverish, brassy, raucous intensity of 'Canal Tripping' is refreshing from Young Pilgrims new this June on Brum jazz indie Stoney Lane. The ballsy 'Hall of Meat' is also streaming drawn from We're Young Pilgrims. Strap yourself in." - Marlbank

Growing out of the thriving Birmingham jazz scene, Young Pilgrims have found themselves drawing fans from across Europe and beyond with their intense live performances - from beer-soaked dance floors to London’s South Bank, the Paris Jazz Festival to Love Supreme Festival.

The Pilgrims’ adventurous brass-heavy, rock-influenced sound is brought together by their explosive nine-strong line-up, featuring trumpets and trombones alongside the baritone sax, sousaphone and two drummers driving the band’s high-energy rhythmic groove.

With improvising invention set against their infectious melodies, the band follow their 2016 debut (Little Things) with their first fully produced studio album - released 18th June on Stoney Lane Records - with an unorthodox tour reclaiming Britain’s old bandstands, festivals and venue dates taking their imaginative music across the UK later in 2021 and into 2022.

Inspired by renegades, Scottish cities, skateboarding and even a brief and murky incursion into a local canal, We’re Young Pilgrims features eight originals from frontman Richard Foote alongside fellow Scots Kieran McLeod and drummer Jonathan Silk, with striking new arrangements of music from Vulfpeck, Elliot Smith and D’Angelo.

Canal Tripping is written in homage to trombonist Richard Foote’s unfortunate plunge from his bike into one of Birmingham’s canals, giving a nod to the now legendary passerby who saved Richard, his bike and his trombone from the depths of the waterways. Foote’s Hall of Meat, meanwhile, takes its name from “a notorious and gnarly” Instagram page from Thrasher Magazine, as Richard writes: “a tribute to all the skaters out there, taking slams, getting smoked, bouncing back up and making some serious tricks.” Silk’s original Pilgrimage draws inspiration from the band’s long-running residency at Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds, whilst i Of The Underground (Kieran McLeod) is a subtle nod to an oft-missed piece of design circulating around London since 1916. The lowercase ‘i’ designed by Uruguayan-born Edward Johnston, for the famous original London Underground typeface, represents all renegades and non-conformists, with the music conjuring images of typewriters, train noises and the many characters encountered on the Tube.

We’re Young Pilgrims is released in the UK on 18th June 2021 - the twelfth from Birmingham label Stoney Lane Records - and available on CD, limited edition 180g vinyl and all digital platforms.


released June 18, 2021


Produced by James Gardiner-Bateman
Recorded by Luke Morrish-Thomas at East Cote Studios -

Mixed by Alex Kilpatrick

Mastered by Peter Beckman at Technology Works -

Artwork and design by Thomas Hughes –

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9 composed by Richard Foote. Tracks 5 and 7 arranged by Richard Foote. Tracks 4 and 10 composed by Kieran Stickle McLeod, track 11 arranged by Kieran Stickle McLeod. Track 6 composed by Jonathan Silk. Track 5 written by Jack Stratton. Track 7 written by Steven Paul Smith.

Rufio is dedicated to Darren ‘Rufio’ Joliny – love you forever brother.

Young Pilgrims are ...

Richard Foote – Trombone
Sam Wooster – Trumpet
Chris Maddock – Baritone Saxophone
Jonathan Silk – Drums
Mike Adlington – Trumpet
Euan Palmer – Drums
Sean Gibbs – Trumpet
Michael Owers – Sousaphone
Kieran McLeod – Trombone


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