From time to time, I write about bands and artists I like. I’ve been a little lapse in doing so lately and then this guy came on the radio. I’ve been a big fan of his for years, saw him live not so long ago and he was incredible. It was only natural he should be added my music archive which you can find here.
Newton Faulkner is a UK artist, known for his jaunty pop songs with slight folk insights and unique guitar playing. He is also well-known for his appearance which includes long ginger dreadlocks and beard. He always comes across as happy, relaxed and friendly both in live shows and on tv which is probably another reason people are so keen to listen to his music.
Hand Built By Robots – 2008
This album is the one that shot Newton Faulkner to fame. With the track “Gone In The Morning“(click the link, you wont regret it) becoming an anthem over night, this really helped the album take off. The entire album is excellent, one of those you can play in its entirety without forwarding anything and able to enjoy each song. One of my favourite songs from it is “I Need Something”. A cheery, happy go lucky song which is a must have for any pick me up playlist.
Remade By Humans – 2011
The album is a play on the last one. He broke his hand and was, you guessed it, rebuilt by humans in order to be able to continue his musical career. Another brilliant album with a host of good tracks to pick from, but I particularly like this one. It’s called “Over and Out”. A song about being in love with a fiend and not being able to tell them and hoping they will see it without you having to tell them.
Write It On Your Skin – 2013
Probably my favourite of the his albums to date, this one shows Faulkner at his best. I definitely suggest giving this ago. This is the album I heard which reminded me to add him to this list. The song that really caught my attention was this one, I’ll let you listen for yourself. It’s called “Brick by Brick”.
Note: This week saw the release of his brand new album “Studio Zoo“. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it in full, but critics are hailing it as his best yet.