He Arrived By Helicopter is a new project by Christian Gibbs (Lucinda Black Bear etc). The debut album The Shiny Hostel will be co-released by Eastern Spurs and Very Special Recordings on the 14th of September. The lead single Cold Damn Truth it a really great folk-tinged beauty that reminds me a bit of Joe Pernice’s work. However, this sweetness is only a tiny fraction of the He Arrived By Helicopter story. The album is actually mostly instrumental and contains a lot of experimental sounds and ambient moods. Not an issue though even for a pop kid like yours truly, because it’s all intriquing and inspring. This is the gorgeous first outtake Cold Damn Truth from the forthcoming album.