Written, produced and arranged by David Goo
Drums: Oliver Dacombe
Vocals, keys and percussion: Mariya (Mimi) Brachkova
Bass: Charlie Coulson-Smith
Guitar and vocals: David Goo
Strings: Ann Beilby
Saxaphones: Heather Hoyle
Double Bass: Joe Boyle
Strings on Lonesome and additional strings on I Know Nothing: Joe Boyle
Flute and additional Backing Vocals: Katie Macdonald
Recorded and mixed at Down and Left
Additional Guitars recorded by Oliver Price at his home studio
Mastered by Eric James at Philosophers Barn Mastering
Hornet produced and additional arrangement by Nick Trepka at his studio
PR Fresh & Bold
Album design and inlay: Mariya Brachkova
Front and back selfies taken by my parents, 1967 and 2015.
Inside photos by various family members.
Thanks to the following 150 people and works that deserve our thanks and hat-tips, in no particular order (even though the paranoid amongst you will feel slighted whatever I say):
Oliver Price, Jacqui Dee, Chris Musicborn, Julien Baraness, Meropi Athanasiou, Beans On Toast, Fiona Bevan, Roxy Rawson, William Nein, Dave Sanderson, Daniel Clark, Thom Worth and his band, Liam Cottrell, Tim Fulker, Jess Fulker, Miles Lacey, Aniela Zaba, Miss Jo Williams + Eric, Emma Wainright + Lefty, Sean Jackson, Elliot Mason, Glenn Strachan, Doron and Roi Erez, James William John, John Bon Jovi Boston, Alex Hiley, Ben Wren, Greg De Carte, Amir Giles, Amos
Giles, Annette Livingstone, Avital Poschko, Aner Rabinovitz, The Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Louis CK, Joe Rogan, Echotrails, Alice Walker, The Pixies, Peter Haley, Gideon Conn, Frank Turner, Amanda Rogers, The Smiths, The Bad Plus, Three Trapped Tigers, Frank Zappa, The Usual Suspects, Rian Johnson, The English Beat, Michael Jackson, Jarvis Cocker, King Crimson, Oasis, Blur, Carol King, Pink Floyd, Al Green, Bill Withers, Roy Orbison, Coldplay's first album, Regina Spektor, The Beatles, 90s dance anthems, The Temptations, Sam and Dave, Wade Bayliss, Super Furry Animals, Nirvana, Led Zep, The Hat, MGMT, Eminem, Chilli Peppers, Mambo Number 5, Flight of the Conchord, The Fresh Prince, MC Hammer, Charlie Mingus, Justin Timberlake, U2, Neil Young, System of a Down, Tenacious D, The Presidents, The Amelies, Rob Allen, New Rising, Nick Hornby's Hi Fidelity, Richard Price's Ladies Man, Shame (the Steve McQueen movie, not the concept), Left With Pictures, John Madden and The Cheltenham Underground, Sonjay Prabhakar, Richard Purnell, Roxanne De B, Mhairi + Declan + Daniel + Niamh, Liz Williams, Michael O’Kelly, Mike Freedman, Ben Ferrari, Charlene Lebrun, Julie Mullen, Jenny Lockyer, Tom Rountree, Molly Hills, Tim Eveleigh, Felix Hagan, Andy Caruso, Sean Westwood, Stephanie Lainge, The AntiPoet + Donna, Beth Devonshire, Justin Wayne, Bob Fischer at BBC Tees, Blue Bird, Jennifer King, James Cracknell, Laura at The Ritzy, Phildel, Jens Thomsen, Zoe Zak, Jules Ballister, Steve Patmore, Claudia + John, Vicki Smith, Mark Silverman, Mean Poppa Lean and Justice Force 5 (Alex, you bastard), Cous, Andrew Wyld, Fit & The Conniptions, Duncan The Id, Sophie Foster, Jody Halstead, Kim + Nina Wagner, Miranda Barber, Andy McKay, Caroline Morris.
Special thanks to Gareth Small who went above and beyond.
Elliot (so good, I thanked him twice).
The Thomsons + The Giles’s’s’s.
This whole album is dedicated to Anna Zoe Thomson, who has to put up with so much shit. Really – thank you, Bab.