We had a great time supporting Metronomy at Glasgow O2 ABC, London Alexandra Palace and Manchester Albert Hall. Wish we could have played more shows, but this means we're looking forward to playing shows next year even more.
I'm now joined on stage by the amazing Charlotte Hatherley (keyboards, guitar, vocals) and Sarah Jones (drums, vocals), who both play and sing on the new NZCA LINES record. Looking forward to sharing more of this new music next year!
Here are a couple of snaps from Alexandra Palace - more pics soon.
Just added some live dates to the calendar. We're going to be supporting Metronomy for their UK tour in December. See the Live section of the website for details.
I'm excited to be sharing the video for my single New Atmosphere, due to be released Dec 8th on Moshi Moshi Records. I conceived, directed and produced this video as part of my idea for the track, as well as making some of the sets and effects. All the heavy lifting, however, was done by hard working talented friends.
Directer/Producer: Michael Lovett
DPs: Robert Self and Oliver Nice
1st AD: Leo Stamps
Editors: Leo Stamps and Alina Landry-Rancier
Costumes: Isabella Lopez-Smith
3D Compositing & Animation: Beau Burrows, Kim Taylor and Andrew Watson
Motion Graphics: Kim Taylor
Art Direction, Sets & Analog FX: Michael Lovett
Actors: Davo McConville, Marene Miller, Jim Hewins
Colorist: Mike Tyler at Burning Reel
Remixed one of my favourite tracks from last year, Au Revoir Simone's 'Somebody Who', for their upcoming remix album 'Spectrums' out via Moshi Moshi on Aug 25th.
Drums on this by none other than Sarah Jones of Hot Chip, recorded during sessions for my second record. Wonder drummer.
In November and December of last year I was playing guitar/bass/synths/piano on Christine and the Queens 's debut record, together with my brother Gabriel Stebbing aka Night Works, who also played all the above instruments and more on the album. Ash Workman produced and mixed it, and the first single from the album, Saint Claude, was released last month. Vive la France!
Yesterday I recorded legendary Trinidadian steel pan player Fimber Bravo on a couple of my new tracks. He's an amazing musician, and i'm really excited to have him playing on the album. Check out the record he released on Moshi Moshi ..
I'm currently on the road playing keyboard and guitar for Metronomy, snatching time here and there to add finishing touches to my second album. Today i'm in the tallest hotel in Hamburg recording vocals. Sweet view!
Really very very excited to reveal that we've been granted PRS Momentum funding to finish record no. 2 ... this scheme only started in 2013, and already some great artists have been given support to keep making awesome music. It's truly brilliant that something like this has been set up. Feeling very lucky ...
I did an exclusive mix for Fat Cat Records, check it out! Bonus points if you can identify the motivational speaker.
1. Javelin - Judgement Nite
2. Lykki Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Metronomy Remix)
3. Candi Staton - Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)
4. Chance The Rapper - Paranoia
5. Jai Paul - Crush
6. Sinnamon - I Need You Now
7. Toba - Moving Up
8. Chela - Romanticise
9. Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool (Breakbot Remix)
10. Rhye - Last Dance
11. Banks - Warm Water
12. Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
13. Kendrick Lamar - Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter's Daughter
14. ASAP Rocky - Peso
In addition to working on my new album, i've been helping French artist Christine & The Queens to record hers. The sessions so far have been with Ash Workman producing and me playing guitars/keys, making synth sounds and generally helping out.
Recording for my second album is well underway. The dream team of Charlie Alex March producing and Ash Workman mixing is back.
This time, however, we're doing things a bit differently. Whilst the last record was made entirely in bedrooms, this one involves studios too. That means live drums courtesy of Sarah Jones (Hot Chip, NYPC), and live instruments such as brass, guitars ...
I'm going to keep posting stuff up here as work progresses. Here's a load of pics from the sessions we've already done ...