STUART NEWMAN is an indie singer-songwriter from Brighton (UK), whose music has attracted support from the likes of BBC introducing,
BBC 6Music and surfing brand O’NEILL.
Starting off with only a guitar and a notebook in hand STUART NEWMAN has spent years flying under the radar of the Brighton and UK indie music scenes crafting his mellow indie sound.
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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 other fragile, heartbreaking songs like 'DEAR CRAZY'.
He began self-producing lo-fi bedroom recordings at university and it was one of these stripped-down songs that first caught the attention of BBC introducing (the BBC's system for discovering, supporting and propelling emerging UK artists forward).
The track 'Cry Wolf' was his first national radio play on BBC 6Music.
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The momentum of his BBC introducing and BBC 6Music success has seen him move forward from producing lo-fi bedroom recordings to releasing more ambitious music created in a recording studio.
After seeing an advert for a brand new recording studio about to open in Brighton - AudioBeach studios - he grabbed the opportunity to become the first artist ever to record there.
This led to his self-released debut EP, 'BORED OF IDIOT CHATTER'.
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Relishing the challenges that come with being a singer, songwriter and solo artist - and all without a label or manager - he manually sent out CD copies of the EP to his fans. With the creative freedom afforded to him he also stamped his indie sensibilities onto other areas, finding himself simultaneously designing t-shirts, producing artwork prints and shooting music videos... all whilst releasing new music.
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Then came the release of the single 'One Big F'. 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 'Mellow Man' and 'Dear Crazy' and also a series of new videos continue to be posted to his YouTube Channel.
His new single 'Dear Crazy' - is out now.
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