OLDE WORLDE REVEALS JAPANESE LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘THINKING ABOUT YOU’
CURRENTLY GETTING AIRPLAY FROM LAUREN LAVERNE AT BBC 6 MUSIC
NEW ALBUM ‘THE BLUE MUSK-OXEN’ OUT NOW
The Blue Musk-Oxen
Olde Worlde is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist, Sohhei Numata. Born in Machida, Tokyo, Olde Worlde releases his brand new album The Blue Musk-Oxen in the UK on September 1st. Recorded, produced and mixed by Brad Wood (The Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Lee, Sunny Day Real Estate, Tortoise) it features current single Stuck In Hibernation – which is picking up airplay across BBC 6 Music, including spins at Lauren Laverne. On The Blue Musk-Oxen, Numata plays guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, piano, keyboard and moog.
As a precocious teenager, fixated on all kinds of musical styles from a very early age, it wasn’t long before he made himself a regular on the city’s busking circuit, absorbing the styles and skills of the city’s broad range of live talent. With much of the local music being sung in Japanese though, Namata looked to learn English from as many sources as he could, learning in person from J-Punk bands he would see live, but eventually settling on American Forces Radio as the medium to best be exposed to his adopted tongue.
Getting to grips with many a 90s US Indie Rock and Power Pop band through his radio, the traits of these come to the fore on The Blue Musk-Oxen. From former single Your Bird’s delicate lilt and simple melody, through to Stuck In Hibernation’s more fractured guitars and buoyant pace, The Blue Musk-Oxen is made a bright, sun-kissed, collection thanks to Brad Wood’s production.
Wishing You Well
Thinking About You
A Girl Across The Country
Stuck In Hibernation
No One’s Gonna Be
TOM THE LION RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SILENT PARTNER’ FROM NEW ALBUM ‘SLEEP’ OUT NOW.
“’Silent Partner’ is devastating, with his soft yet powerful voice married to a sparse, evocative arrangement.”- CLASH
“Brilliant material… sharp electronics and cooing vocals”- Art Rocker
“An undoubted nod to the falsetto theatrics of Thom Yorke”- NME
Tom the Lion unveils a new video for his single ‘Silent Partner’, lifted from his acclaimed debut album ’Sleep’. The single has been receiving strong airplay on BBC Introducing, BBC6Music and XFM.
The film was directed by Julian Harriman-Dickinson, co-founder of Creative Agency Harriman-Steel and commissioned by James Scroggs of HΩΩPMUSIC.
It features Rebecca Withey, a young deaf dancer and performer, signing the lyrics to ‘Silent Partner’.
Rebecca said of the film: “I love how its intimacy and sole focus on the signer really draws the viewer into a visual world of sign and silence. The simplicity of the video and the song is beautiful and I’m very proud to have been involved in this.”
Tom just opened Germany’s Haldern Pop festival, joined Simon Raymonde on XFM Xposure for a session and interview on Wednesday this week, and plays Winterthur Musicfestwochen alongside Sohn in Switzerland tomorrow night. He performs live tracks on BBC Scotland’s Janice Forsyth show on Tuesday, then plays London’s Social as a duo on September 2nd and with his full band at the Sebright Arms on September 30th.