The High Llamas' Here Come The Rattling Trees (out now!) is narrative driven collection of stories first performed as a theatre production; now, it's a soundtrack for eager ears! "McKain James" is an album highlight, written from the perspective of the Decorator and centered on a fictional "creative care" company tasked with beautifying the rapidly developing neighborhood of Peckham.
Overflowing with alluring musical flourishes and Sean O' Hagan's gentled vocals, "McKain James" is typical of the impeccable arrangements and glistening production charms that unfurl themselves throughout Here Come The Rattling Trees. For a video to highlight this special number, High Llamas enlisted the MagikImmoralist herself, Elisa Ambrogio, to create a stunning stop motion, animated vid that compliments the song in a wonderfully unlikely way. Watch bunnies hold ritualistic meetings! Ordinary objects take new shape! Flowers bloom from dancing sugar skulls! Enjoy the playful madness of this unbelievable collaboration right now! Hurry, the trees are rattling - for you!