Nicholas Stevenson’s biography claims that he was “found as a child wandering a North American wood on all fours.” While we doubt this, there is a dreamlike quality to Stevenson’s lo-fi folk jams that makes you half believe that it could be true. His quieter songs have an ethereal tenderness that recalls the likes of Elliott Smith, while his louder moments bring to mind Weezer’s scuzzy geek rock.
We love how Nicholas leaves comments for other SoundClouders, not to mention his beautiful artwork – which he creates himself! Way to go, Nicholas.
I have a couple of shows coming up soon! Starting with a show at Surya in London on Friday the 1st, event page is here. I’m playing this one solo and trying out some new stuff. Also playing are Wayter, featuring my pal Eddie Halliday. They are awesome, go see.
Next on Sunday the 3rd of June, is a show at How The Light Gets In Festival. If you fancy trekking on down to Hay on Wye it should be a blast. There are lots of talks and intelligent events too in true Hay on Wye fashion… I’ll be playing with my friend Benet of Deep Elem fame, who recorded my Aeroplane Darling EP.
Lastly I’ll be playing guitar for the amazing Mr Dupret Factory on June 14th at The Good Ship in Kilburn. Event page here! Keep your eye on these ones…
Hilldrop Records have put out another awesome compilation record, full of mostly lesser known English lo-fi and folk stuff. This one features Dry The River, Eddie Halliday, Ursine Vulpine, my partner in sounds Oliver Wilde, the well kept secret genius Little Sea Monsters, and a ton more great stuff. Oh and the last track is by yours truly, you can listen to ‘Night Swimming’ in my soundcloud player to the left…
After painting the record sleeves for the split 7 inch, Oliver and I played some songs in the woods near Bristol. You can’t really see that we are in the woods; the car headlights only illuminate so much, but I promise we are… - Nicholas
I’m super pleased to announce that I’ll be releasing a split single with Buzzards for this years Record Store Day on April 21st. The song is called ‘Kill Again’ from my recording sessions produced by the hyper talented Ant West. The song will be available only on a seven inch vinyl single, limited to just 50 copies with unique hand painted sleeves (which took aaaages to make). To order your copy and choose your cover head here: Hilldrop Records
This the first truly new music I’ve released since my Dead Arm Tape over a year ago, so I’m psyched to finally let you hear it! x - Nicholas