Secret Ruler of the World

Artist: Quiet Loner | Title: Secret Ruler of the World | Label: Circus 65
Release date: May 2004 | Catalogue number: CIRC65CD00007
Formats: CD | Distribution: Shellshock (UK and Europe)

Originally released in 2004 Secret Ruler of the World reached number one on the UK Americana chart and was voted album of the year by Americana-UK. Produced by Matt Hill and Mike Harries the album was recorded in various stages between 2001 and 2003 and features a core band of Alan Cook, Mike and Dave Harries along with contributions from James Youngjohns and Sian Webley (Anna Kashfi), Kirsty Mcgee, and Liam Dullaghan & Sophia Marshall (The Havenots)

PRESS FOR SECRET RULER OF THE WORLD
“Maybe it’s Hill’s warm intensity, maybe it’s just a cracking album but on this evidence, the UK americana scene has never felt so healthy.”
AMERICANA-UK (album of the year)
“Poised between light and dark, like the sweet sting of velvet nettles.”
UNCUT (three stars)
“It’s not an overstatement to say it’s up there with Ryan Adams’ “Heartbreaker”. Believe me, you need to hear this album.”
WHISPERINANDHOLLERIN
“If heartbreak has ever before been melded into such an intriguing, downright splendid attraction then I’d be at pains to believe it, for this is an absolute treasure of originality.”
LOGO
“Secret Ruler’ is punishing and yet cruelly beautiful. Eleven songs that we guarantee will strike you dumb. As sweetly stinging as you could ever imagine an album could be.”
LOSING TODAY
“Secret Ruler of The Word is a real find. Deserves to take pride of place in anyone’s Best Of lists at the end of the year, it simply is that good.”
COMES WITH A SMILE