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- BBC6 Music – radio play (Tom Robinson’s show)
- BBC Introducing: The South - radio play
- YAMAHA Download’s ‘Unsigned Act of the Month’
– November 2012
The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, REM, Radiohead,
Dandy Warhols, QOTSA, Green Day, Feeder, Nirvana,
Don McLean, Alkaline Trio, My Chemical Romance...
(We're Living In) Another Dimension | YouTube video | mp3
Feel the Temperature Rising | YouTube video | mp3
Head Hurts | YouTube video | mp3
Listen/Download more on the Music Page
Reviews | Interviews | Features | etcIn addition to BBC radio airplay (BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing: The South) and being YAMAHA Download's "Unsigned Act of the Month" - November 2012 - Stuart Newman has been featured/interviewed/reviewed/mentioned in music/entertainment Blogs, Newspapers, Magazines and Podcasts such as:
IndieRockCafe [link] [link2]
Liquid [Hip] [link]
“Emotional, heart-felt and raw. He performs with his heart well and truly on his sleeve."
– Vicki Blight (Absolute Radio), The Unsigned Band Review (UBR)
“An absolutely unique artist, just a matter of time until the material clicks together in wonderful unison.”
“It's a sound that expresses the most sincere human emotions. He is humble but brave to share such vulnerable and honest music.”
– Mixtape Muse
"His songs are clever, sometimes metaphorical, sometimes political, mostly commentary based but spun in a beautiful and communicable manner"
"Stuart Newman is blessed with an exceptional voice and his vocal skills are evident right across the album..."
– Indie Arto
"Newman is an artist as much as he is a musician."
– Liquid [Hip]
"If he keeps on exceeding expectations like this, he’s going find himself in a dimension of his own."
– The Brighton SOURCE
"If Stuart Newman continues to move in the right direction he might just move all the way to the top, there is certainly nobody around to challenge him."
"It is therapy for the pessimist."
– The Looprevil Press - LJMU
"Stuart Newman is an artist with ecliptic diversity, and ‘Bored of Idiot Chatter’ is probably just the beginning of the strange and wonderful things he can do to a record"
– Crash Music (UK)
"Newman almost talks his way through proceedings with a low, bass-heavy nod to those who are just as exhausted with life as he seems to be."
BIO / HISTORY
...pessimist on a good day.
Stuart Newman makes mellow rock that might bring you down.
A largely self-taught musician, working with the piano and guitar, Stuart Newman began experimenting with his songwriting and home recording production techniques before and during his University years. Cutting together audio and absorbed with the quirks of stereo sound - with headphones at the ready - he immersed himself in the world of overdubbing and harmony, curious as to what could be achieved. This musical and vocal experimentation led to the acoustic-driven album Single But Defective.
Newman’s self-produced home recording Single But Defective was released online as a free download in around 2009 and includes the track Cry Wolf - a song AltSounds.com described as "...a track so eager and simple it hurts your heart... ...possibly the best song you’ve never heard again and again and again." Cry Wolf also received airplay on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6Music radio show - with Tom Robinson describing the song as "Genuinely strange and original".
In order to offer something more tangible alongside free downloads, in 2010, Newman designed some T-Shirts which he offered to fans around the world for free (while stocks lasted). They were sent to destinations such as Finland, Russia, Sweden, Romania, Mexico, Taiwan and USA.
Read more about the T-Shirt giveaways on the T-Shirts page
Subsequently, Newman moved into the recording studio to record the songs Head Hurts, Pandora and The Decade. Later in the year, he returned to the studio to record further new material and recorded Feel the Temperature Rising – a track that was played on BBC Introducing: The South in June 2011 and was featured as The Argus' (Brighton) - Download of the Week. In an interview with the blog Addicted to Media/Blogcritics he describes the progression from home to studio by saying “I went into the studio to move my creative ambitions forward, and it did,” …“I wanted a sound that matched my progression as a songwriter and captured my progresses and hinted at things to come. I certainly got that in my opinion."
Back in the studio in September 2011, Newman recorded the single (We're Living In) Another Dimension - a track that, according to The Brighton SOURCE, "...combines a bizarrely brilliant array of vocal layers - with his trademark deep and occasionally eerie style at the fore... ...a humdinger of a tune".
(We're Living In) Another Dimension became the first track on the Bored Of Idiot Chatter - EP, which was released in May 2012. The limited run 6-Track CD EP was made available on free physical CD and free download - both the physical CD and downloads were offered free internationally - and the CD EP was sent by Stuart Newman to fans in destinations such as Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Finland and USA. The EP contains an 'Alt Version' of (We're Living In) Another Dimension - mixed by Adam Bennett - along with a selection of other material from the mellow-rock Brighton-based songwriter. The CD EP contains a 4-page booklet of artwork designed by Jacob D'Rozario. The artwork is based on a series of images taken from Stuart Newman's music videos and photographs taken by Nicolai Amter. The CD and its artwork can be seen on a series of YouTube videos created by Newman alongside the release.
Read more about the Bored Of Idiot Chatter - EP CD on the CD page.
A very limited number of vinyl-style Demo CDs were also made to go with the EP release. These 20 track Demo CDs contained early recordings, B-Sides and outtakes. These discs are also mentioned in the YouTube videos associated with the EP release.
The single 'World Made Of Water' was released on 6th October 2012... and a 'Rock Mix' version of the song was released on 10th October 2012 on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc... and is also available to download free [mp3].
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