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Nick Waterhouse


Artist: Nick Waterhouse
Label: Innovative Leisure
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 08 March 2019

Los Angeles-based musician Nick Waterhouse releases his new self-titled album via Innovative Leisure. Following 2016’s Never Twice, the new album was recorded at LA’s legendary Electro-Vox Recorders, and co-produced with Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul and the Broken Bones), with backing from friends and session players including Bart Davenport, percussionist Andres Renteria (Flying Lotus, Father John Misty), flutist Ricky Washington (Kamasi’s dad), and saxophonists Paula Henderson (Gogol Bordello) and Mando Dorame (JD McPherson)...

Nick Waterhouse's new album is home to the already released single 'Song For Winners' which draws inspiration from British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and Nina Simone. The track combines a feral R&B howl with elegant touches of club jazz with '60s soul. The 11-song (37 min, 16 sec) collection features ten new tracks, plus a cover of 'I Feel An Urge Coming On', originally written by Nick’s friend and mentor Joshie Jo Armstead.

Of his four solo album's to date it's pretty obvious, to those that know and love his style, that this is his most personal album to date. It's steeped in his passions and influences; his love and outrage. The music of Irma Thomas and Chico Hamilton; the films of Robert Siodmak and Adam Curtis. The good old bad days in San Francisco, Detroit, and Los Angeles. It’s an intoxicating world, and this album invites you to get lost in it.

There's a lot of heart and plenty of soul running through this album. Even the production has a wonderful retro sound to it. Waterhouse's fans will not be disappointed.


Nick Smithson

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