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.
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His introspective songwriting style and lyricism sees him glide between uptempo indie and lo-fi melancholy from one song to the next - playing with full-on indie rock harmony on songs like 'ONE BIG F' to then stripping-down production to a whisper on fragile, heartbreaking songs like 'DEAR CRAZY'.
STUART NEWMAN began self-producing lo-fi bedroom recordings at university. Raw in emotion and raw in production one of these stripped-down recordings - 'Cry Wolf' - would became the first song of his to catch the attention of BBC introducing (the BBC's system for discovering, supporting and propelling emerging UK artists forward) the first of many singles to go on and achieve national radio play 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' .
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Relishing the challenges that come with being an independent singer, songwriter and solo artist - he fully maximises the creative freedom afforded to him by stamping his indie sensibilities onto all areas, finding himself simultaneously designing t-shirts, producing artwork prints and shooting music videos...
all whilst releasing new music.
The release of the 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 work attracted the attention of the surfing brand O’NEILL for a sync placement.
A string of new singles has followed, including 'Love's Off the Hook' and 'Mellow Man' - and also a series of new videos continue to be posted to his YouTube Channel.
STUART NEWMAN's new single 'Dear Crazy' - is out now.