I am excited to be able to share my music video for Here I Land, premiering over at Prefix magazine this morning! Pterodactyl, lizards, volcanoes, space ships and my head in a mixing bowl.
I am pleased to announce that I am joining The Shipping Forecast family as part of their management roster. They house some really great bands and people, it seems like we all dig a lot of the same stuff (Pavement/Grandaddy/Elliott Smith come up a lot in conversation…) There’s been some hanging out with The Shipping Forecast gang for a while leading up to now, doing guitar duties with those friendly bruisers in Red Kite and Kate from An Escape Plan slayed keys with us at our last show. Definitely check out the other TSF bands, Beijing Cars for one…
This is all really great news, because it means stuff is happening! While I’m slaving away on Photoshop files and getting painty, Jamie from TSF is working on getting my music out, yessssss.
The band will play some shows outside London, the first of which will be Southsea Fest (with Ed Harcourt/Pulled Apart by Horses) on September 20th. Strangely I designed the poster and branding for Southsea Fest this year, so it’s been nice to add my own name to the bill, literally. If you’re in the area it’s going to be super, friends Uncle Luc, Matt Emery and We The Wild are on the lineup also.
Importantly, Here I Land is coming out as a single on TSF (they release things too), there’s a little video and some B-sides on the way. I’m confident this is the start of something really sweet, so stick around!
Guess who is reading the weather this week on Nightvale Radio?
I’ll be playing with my full band, and if all goes well with this show I might have some good news about releasing my record. Please do make it down and say hi!
Is also looks like I’ll be filling in for one of Red Kite’s guitarists for their Reading show on April 26th. Pretty excited about blasting out some of those hooks.
In other news, I’ll be guest appearing at the Oliver Wilde concert at the Lexington on April 3rd. Singing my guest verse and playing guitar on Perret’s Brook. In case I haven’t harped on about it before, Oliver’s new record is sooooo good.
See you somewhere soon! x - Nicholas
I’ve gone and posted new track Here I Land in celebration of hitting 100,000 SoundCloud followers. I’ve been sitting on this song for ages and it’s one of my favourite songs on the new record, I hope you like it too.
Thanks everyone who came down to see us at The Underbelly last week. We had a blast. I developed these photos in a tub of neapolitan ice-cream. All taken by Mr Jim Stevenson.
We’re slaying the Rattlesnake in Islington next, on May 30th, see y’all there?
SoundClouder of the Day | Nicholas Stevenson
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.
Float in to Nicholas’ world at soundcloud.com/nicholas-stevenson.
About time I think for a little peek of my record! Volcanos courtesy of yours truly.
I’ll be playing this and some other badass little numbers at The Underbelly in Hoxton tomorrow night (April 25th) at 7:45pm.
If you want to listen to Ariel while prancing around town, you can download it on Bandcamp.
See you soon friends, - Nicholas