I'm so pleased to announce that the next UK Tour is booked for February 2017!
I'm hitting the road with my brilliant friends WORRIEDABOUTSATAN. And its going to be wonderful.
If all goes according to plan, we'll both be playing longer sets and bringing tonnes of new music. Come see us, some say Hi.
Dates below, events to follow.. and there might be a London date added soon. Ish.
'Dead City Hymn', my contribution to the 111 track #savefabric compilation is on Soundcloud, and you can listen to it now.
If you would like to order the whole album, you can do so here: https://savefabric.bandcamp.com/
Its full of incredible artists sharing amazing music. Come and be part of it.
I'm really grateful that I had the opportunity to both record an exclusive, nocturnal, all vinyl mix for The Ransom Note, and also sit down for a Q&A.
Please, feel free to read, and you can download the mix too, or just go ahead and stream.
Thanks, and enjoy.
What I haven't really told anyone is that I'm working on the next Sunset Graves album right now. Sometimes when the process gets intense, tunnel vision can develop, and that's not necessarily good for what you are making.
So, from time to time, I park the car, get out, and take a look at a different view.. refresh and work on something else.
Last week, I took an isolated vocal of Thom Yorke, and created a remix around it.
Its a free download. Better have at it before the record company takes it away...
Recently, I took a moment with worriedaboutsatan and Thomas Ragsdale to tell the nice people at Shout4Music about our upcoming UK tour, and why you guys should probably come along.
We all sat down with the kind folks at Shout4Music and talked a little bit about what to expect from this UK tour.
This new EP featuring Jo Carson from Temples of Youth, a new track called 'The Fabric' and a beautiful remix from Thomas Ragsdale is out now on all platforms everywhere.
If you would like to own a high res download or one of the very limited edition cassettes, please visit the label store: https://3rddebutrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sunset-graves-static-love-ep
"Sunset Graves and Jo Carson combine to devastating effect" - CLASH MAGAZINE.
My UK Tour begins next month. I can't wait to get back on the road, playing live and sharing dates with worriedaboutsatan and my good buddy Thomas Ragsdale.
Full list of shows here: http://www.sunsetgraves.com/live/
Hopefully see you at one of them...
I will be heading out on a UK Tour this August with good friends worriedaboutsatan and Thomas Ragsdale (whom I have toured with before). Three of the dates are all three acts, two (London / Bradford) are Tom and myself.
All totally live, eclectic electronic music is rumbling toward a town that is (hopefully) near you. We'd love to see you.
The good people of online music blog Shout 4 Music have really been digging IN BLOOD.
Not only did they give it a glowing review, they also asked to interview me about music and other things. So, across the internet, I sat down with Kyle from S4M, and we got into it.
I'm so grateful for the time and effort of all involved. Thank you.
My new album, IN BLOOD is out today, available from the online store:
and the label store:
VINYL ships world wide. Digital available in the format of your choice, or just stream away.
Thanks to everyone for their support. I hope you love the music.
Sometimes, I do things like this.
On Friday, I took a picture of a building. I edited it and shared it on instagram. But it kind of fell in with things I have been thinking about of late... architecture, geometry.. sacred geometry, hidden patterns.. so the picture stayed in my mind.
On Saturday, I kind of used the picture as a trigger, and wrote some ideas. These ideas very quickly became a full track. A track that I wrote, mixed, mastered and released in a day.
Some music takes weeks to carve out. Sometimes, if you get out of the way, it just happens.
The track is called 'The Death of Everything New'. You can stream it here, and/or you can download it too.. for free.
Thanks. (Full picture is below)
The brand-new Sunset Graves album titled 'In Blood' is arriving on March 25th.
The first extract is being premiered on DATA TRANSMISSION now.
"IN BLOOD" is the stunning 4th album from UK based multi instrumentalist, Sunset Graves. Following up 2015's acclaimed opus 'Love Pours Into Death', this brand new album goes deeper and darker with sonics for casual beat heads and intertwining textures to reward the deepest of repeat listens. This is Sunset Graves in widescreen, journeying through genres and landscapes, incorporating ambient, drum n' bass, glitchy rhythms, bass music, field recordings, sound design, tech house, chamber orchestra and even post rock.
The album is a mixture of three very long, evolving tracks, and three shorter jams.
Digital and *VINYL* preorder is now LIVE in the label STORE.
Also buy direct from JUNO, or ask your local store to order it from them as they are now the distributor for 3rd & Debut Records.
01. The Sorrow (08:54)
02. Bad Nail (02:45)
03. The Black Night Satellite (10:26)
04. Sinpathy (02:35)
05. Drops Of Pain (04:19)
06. The Inexhaustible (11:08)
RECORDS WILL BE SHIPPED WELL AHEAD OF 25TH MARCH.
Thanks so much! More soon.
I will be emerging from my dark cave this March for a string of shows with Thomas Ragsdale across the UK. Dates will be confirmed as soon as they can, or are allowed to be.
For the moment.. I used to have a sofa in my studio which was great for absorbing mixes, thinking and taking care of the whole 'sitting down' thing. Alas, now it supports my live set up, because there is nowhere else to put it.
Good trade off though.
My live music is computer free, and entirely hardware because I like to make life as difficult as possible for myself. See the Youtube description for a break down of what's in the box.
If you're in the UK, we'll see you soon. If you're not, we still hope to see you soon.
ARMY OF GHOSTS is a 20 minute sprint through a selection of tracks off of the 9 releases that my label 3rd & Debut Records has put out in 2015.
There is much planned for the new year, and this mixtape is a FREE download to say thanks to some, and introduce others to where we find ourselves at the end of our first real 12 months of life..
Stream & Download from Soundcloud:
Stream and Download from Bandcamp (24-Bit Digital):
Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
There is a brand new track on my Soundcloud that I uploaded last night. Its free, so if you want a copy, please take one with my best wishes.
Early next year, a beautiful new, widescreen Sunset Graves album will be landing. But I'm not always that guy. Sometimes, for whatever reason, we feel kind of fucked up. Either at, or because of certain things.
I try to write every day, so what I'm expressing runs in tandem with that, I guess. The track is pretty abstract and angry.
If that's not selling it to you, I don't know what will!
It can be frustrating. Not least to myself. Often, I post new tracks or videos, only to remove them just a little way's down the road. This 'Updates' section here on my website is littered with missing pieces and dead links.
Which is usually for two reasons.
I work a lot. So something that is super relevant to what I'm working toward today, might be less so tomorrow. This means that I'll make it private or delete it for now. The other reason, and one that has been the case recently on a few occasions, is a track could land out here in the wild pretty rapidly, before getting absorbed into an album. And that's the best place for it. Albums are the things I stand by, the other nebulous, rotating ideas can come and go. But they have to happen to make the albums better.
If you have your ear to the ground, you might hear a quick preview of something before it becomes a ghost.
And, my records are full of ghosts...
Ryan Adams one of the few singer songwriters releasing new material that I look out for at this point in 2015. I still listen to the catalogue of loads of others, of course I do.. but for new songs right now, its basically Ryan and Chelsea Wolfe.
Last Friday, he released not a cover song, but a cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. When I spent a little time with it, there was one track in particular that grabbed me and held on
As I have completed work on a number of projects recently, I had a little time, so I took his version of ‘Blank Space’ into the studio to see where it would take me. The result is this unofficial remix/reimagining of a cover version.
It was a chance to work with string arrangements, and layers and layers of drums. So I was happy. The vocal is bootleggy because I could only remove most of the acoustic guitar in a really rudimentary way.
Anyway.. I like the result. I had pictures of Autumn in New York in my head when I made this. I released it into the wild last night…
Exactly 1 year ago, I did a remix of 'My Wrecking Ball' from Ryan's 2014 self titled album. That's been taken down for now, but it was nice to come full circle. So much has changed in 12 months...