YORK prog-rock band Mostly Autumn release their new studio album, White Rainbow, today in memory of past member Liam Davison.

The title track by Bryan Josh and co was prompted by Liam's sudden death in 2017.

"A dear old friend and fellow musician of 38 years, not to mention 18 years with Mostly Autumn, once expressed to me his love for the idea of a Viking funeral: 'you know, when they fire the flaming arrow and it ignites the boat'." recalls guitarist and principal songwriter Josh.

"I loved Liam more than words can describe, as did many, so it only felt right that we gave him one last send-off in the best way we know, straight through the heart of Mostly Autumn."

York Press:

"I loved Liam more than words can describe," says Mostly Autumn leader Bryan Josh, recalling late band member Liam Davison

Josh, lead vocalist Olivia Sparnenn, keyboard player Iain Jennings, bassist Andy Smith, drummer Henry Rogers, guitarist Chris Johnson and flautist and keyboard player Angela Gordon recorded White Rainbow with engineer John Spence at Fairview Studios, Hull. Nightwish multi-instrumentalist and Uilleann piper Troy Donockley guested on the recording.

The full track listing is: Procession; Viking Funeral; Burn; Run For The Sun; Western Skies; Into The Stars; Up; The Undertow; Gone; White Rainbow and Young.

White Rainbow is released on Mostly Autumn Records with distribution via Nova and Universal Music, no less.

The next chance to hear songs from the album performed live in York will be on June 7 at The Crescent community venue, off Blossom Street. Tickets are on sale at £15 at seetickets.com/event/mostly-autumn/the-crescent/.

York Press:

Home city gig: Mostly Autumn booked in for The Crescent in June