A snowy winter of songwriting in Montreal was followed by a month-long residency at the legendary Society Club Soho in London.
The two tested out their new material over five sold out Saturday nights and encouraged their special guests (including Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots and Charles Watson of Slow Club) to do the same.
The music video for the single, directed by Flo Kohl and Ellis Pendens, was shot on the bustling final night.
They soon found themselves in the studio with Mercury Music prize winning producer Mike Lindsay (Tunng, Laura Marling), creating a track which not only combines their lyrical wit, but proves a bold musical departure for both voices.
Although it was initally designed as a one-off piece in sprung steel, it was soon mass-produced in injection-molded PVC by the Italian manufacturer Kartell.Bookworm signified the beginning of a successful relationship between Ron Arad and Kartell, with Arad going onto design a number of futher products for Kartell, such as the ‘Lovely Rita’ bookshelf and the ‘FPE’ chair.The shelf is available in three lengths (3.2m, 5.2m and 8.2m) and five colours (tea yellow, bottle green, cobalt blue, wine red, opaline) and is still in production today.Band on the Wall presents two of the most exciting singer/songwriters around, Lail Arad & JF Robitaille, together at the Northern Quarter’s Gullivers Lounge.Arad and Robitaille shall be performing wonderful new collaborative material, written in snowy Montreal, as well as favourites from their respective solo albums.– Billy Bragg JF Robitaille has long been celebrated as one of the most engaging songwriters in Canada, his 3rd album “Palace Blues” was released by Sparks/Universal in 2016 and the single “Missing You” (feat.