STUART NEWMAN is a mellow indie singer-songwriter from Brighton (UK), whose music has attracted support from the likes of BBC introducing,
BBC 6Music and surfing brand O’NEILL.
Known for his introspective songwriting style and lyricism, he makes mellow music that glides between lo-fi indie folk and melancholy indie rock.
Welcome to his hazy indie world.
STUART NEWMAN began self-producing lo-fi bedroom recordings at university. Raw in emotion and raw in production, one of these early acoustic recordings would catch the attention of BBC introducing (the BBC's system for discovering, supporting and propelling emerging UK artists forward) and become the first of many singles to go on and achieve national radio attention on BBC 6Music.
The momentum of this BBC introducing and BBC 6Music success led to his self-released debut EP:
'BORED OF IDIOT CHATTER'.
The EP would be the culmination of his early lo-fi recordings and serve as the bridge between his early indie folk songwriting and his evolution towards mellow indie rock, as felt on songs like 'Head Hurts' and 'Feel the Temperature Rising' .
Several of the tracks on the EP were recorded at AudioBeach studios, Brighton. This move from simply recording lo-fi acoustic recordings at home to suddenly recording in a recording studio setting opened up the possibilities for his songwriting, allowing him to explore his songwriting style in a bigger way.
So he began writing more songs, re-entering the recording studio and releasing new material.
With no record label to call upon he would have to create anything he needed. Music videos, singles artwork, t-shirts, merch... even a series of surrealist artwork prints were produced allowing him to stamp his indie sensibilities onto all areas... all whilst writing, recording and releasing new music.
Some notable singles released include 'The Whiskey', 'World Made of Water' and the idiosyncratically titled 'The Champion Spy's Happy Ransom Day'. This flurry of singles began showcasing Newman's ever evolving lyrical mellow style.
Then came the release of a new song called 'One Big F'.
The release of this single 'One Big F' was a turning point.
He was now creating songs “…worthy of listening to with your Ray Bans on, windows down and a grin on your face" - in the words of the music blog The Music Ninja - and it was at this point his music attracted the attention of the surfing brand O’NEILL for a sync placement.
He continues to release new music independently and a string of new singles has followed, including
'Love's Off the Hook' and 'Mellow Man' - and also a series of new music videos continue to be posted to his YouTube Channel.
STUART NEWMAN's new single 'Dear Crazy' - is out now.