In 2014, Eleanor Richards (Larkin) moved into the same road as James (Coopers Lane). James first met Eleanor a few years previously, having filled in on Bass in a function band Eleanor sang in.
It was a welcome coincidence so they decided to make the most of it and get together for cups of tea and sing-songs.
Eleanor and James then played a handful of open mic nights around Hampshire and Berkshire and decided it would be a shame not to record some of the more recordable songs properly. This ultimately led them to recording 'Coopers Lane' in December 2015. Deciding which songs to put onto Coopers Lane was tricky as they were quite prolific during that time.
Although Eleanor and James were jamming out covers, a unique 'floaty/chilled' style of playing was beginning to form which became fully realised on James debut album of original songs (My Cure) and can be heard to be taking shape most obviously on 'First Fires'. That track more than any other musically is a complete re-write compared to the original as there is zero guitar in the original.
They recorded videos for each of the tracks on Coopers Lane in one day at Charborough Studios.
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