Stevie Parker – ‘The Cure’

25.05.2017

Great review for this in The Guardian. Produced by Jimmy Hogarth, mixed by David Wrench, Stella Mozgawa on drums, Sam Dixon on bass, me playing guitar. Stevie’s a tremendous writer and singer. Check her out here.

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Oscar And The Wolf – ‘So Real’

25.05.2017

Oscar And The Wolf, whose first record I co-produced in 2014, are back! I went to ICP in Brussels a few weeks ago to help out with string arrangements and guitars. That studio is unlike any other I’ve been to – it has such an enormous collection of guitars, pedals, keyboards and drums that the only difficult thing about working there is deciding what gear to use.

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Congratulations to Max and his producer Jeroen de Pessemier. Here’s the first single.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlVGoCOXza8

Andi Sex Gang

20.04.2017

I recently came across this documentary about Andi Sex Gang. He was one of the first artists I collaborated with, shortly after I decided to leave music college in 1998. His band Sex Gang Children were enormously influential in the 1980s and he can reasonably be credited with having defined the Goth movement.

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Andi is a visionary musician and a true original; he also has a background in social activism and, although when I met him he had recently emerged from a brutal few years, he struck me as one of the most life-affirming, dignified and driven people I’d ever met. He was also very funny.

Playing his extraordinary music remains one of the highlights of my life and although this film is a little rough around the edges, it gives a great idea of what Andi is like and serves as a decent introduction to his art.

I appear very briefly towards the end, in some promotional footage, looking like a scrawny vampire apprentice – though thankfully without the blue hairspray I would occasionally deploy for gigs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYymLmG3eQ

Ghostpoet – new single

19.04.2017

‘Immigrant Boogie’ is out today, It features Charlie Steen (SHAME) on backing vocals and Leo Taylor (The Invisible) on drums. Pretty much everything on this track – vocal, guitar and drums – was a first take.

There’s some more info at Clash and The Quietus.

This is the first track from Ghostpoet’s new record which we worked on between November and February.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7OkcTaMBrY