I Am Kloot’s Peter Alexander Jobson will release his debut solo album Burn The Ration Books of Love in November.

Songwriter and poet recorded the album at his home studio with production from Ben Christophers.

Co-inciding with the album announcement, Peter Alexander Jobson has also shared the video to the album’s title track.  The video is directed by James Edward Cook.

The album reveals the story of Peter Alexander Jobson almost setting his childhood village ablaze.  For 40 years the cause of a fire in the Northumberland fishing village of Alnmouth has remained a mystery.  But now Jobson has revealed the long sought after truth.

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“I was 11 or 12, out cycling with an older kid I grew up with, and we’d gone to the shop to buy fags” he explains.  “We went to the sand dunes to smoke and were playing with matches. Next thing the dunes caught fire – then the golf course, and about two miles of the coast, a massive conflagration heading towards the village. We jumped on our bikes and pedalled as far as we could and as fast as we could to get away. Then we hid on the top of the hill overlooking the village and watched as half the village came to help put it out. We waited until it got dark fearing the worst – that we would be locked up or beaten by our parents. We almost burned the village down! And I’ve never told anyone before – not even my parents.”

For the album Peter Alexander Jobson draws on influences as varied as country, psychedelia and cocktail jazz.  He also takes inspiration from artists including Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Scott Walker; blues and country artists Robert Johnson and Hank Williams; and Northern entertainers Les Dawson and Jake Thackray.

When does Peter Alexander Jobson release Burn The Ration Books of Love?

Peter Alexander Jobson releases Burn The Ration Books of Love on 15 November 2024.

The album will be available digitally, on standard and coloured vinyl, CD and deluxe formats.