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 mellow 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 his lyrics notepad and booked in some studio time and would become the first artist ever to record there.
This led to his self-released debut EP, 'BORED OF IDIOT CHATTER'.
Notable tracks on the EP include the more expansive tracks 'Head Hurts' and 'Feel the Temperature Rising'. The EP shows Newman's first moves towards layered harmony and uptempo indie folk songwriting.
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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 copies of this debut CD to his fans. With the creative freedom afforded to him he is also able to stamp his indie sensibilities onto other areas, finding himself simultaneously designing t-shirts, producing artwork prints and shooting music videos... all whilst creating and releasing new music.
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Then came the single releases of 'Love's Off The Hook' and '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.
Do you write and sing all of your songs?
Are you 'in a band'? Any other band members?
No. Just me... and a producer when in the studio.
Are you signed to a record label?
The DISCOGRAPHY page is also a good place to find even more songs.
Can I listen on YouTube?
Yep. If you go to my YouTube Channel you will find music videos and live videos there.
You may also find 'audio only' videos there (videos of a still image with a chosen song). These 'audio only' videos might be set as 'unlisted' and might only be accessible via the YouTube Channel's home page tab.
So you have the choice of watching music videos, or just the audio of the songs, whichever you like.
MORE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BELOW.
Do you have merch or a CD?
Yes. Physical items such as CDs, t-shirts and artwork prints do exist.
You can see some of them on the store page.
Some of my music releases were released on CD as well as streaming online. I have also recently designed and released a series of surreal artwork prints (see the photo page.)
I released my EP 'Bored of Idiot Chatter' onto CD. It was given away at the time of release to fans around the world for free (as I did with t-shirts too!). It was a limited run. Your best bet is to stream my music, or grab some free downloads on the store page.
You can try emailing email@example.com to see if we know of any physical copies available.
Where can I see some of your artwork?
You can view my artwork on the photo page.
Can I buy some of your artwork?
Much like the CDs and t-shirts, they were a limited run. Again, you can try emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we know of any physical copies available.
Where can I find lyrics to your songs?
On the lyrics page.
Where can I find out about all the music and things you have released?
On the discography page.
What's the next thing I should do after reading these questions?
Maybe go to the music page and listen to 'ONE BIG F'. If you haven't already.
I have more questions. . .
sounds good, send them here: email@example.com