Nightports w/ Matthew Bourne

Released March 2nd 2018 (The Leaf Label; BAY108)
9-track studio album; 45 minutes
Co-writer & co-producer (with Adam Martin and Matthew Bourne)

Nightports was established by musician-producers Adam Martin (based in Leeds) and Mark Slater (Hull), and Nightports w/ Matthew Bourne is the first of a series of collaborative albums to be released by The Leaf Label. The recordings coax hitherto unheard sounds from a range of pianos – decrepit dusty uprights holding their own against the attack and precision of a modern concert grand. The lines between the source material and the manipulations are seamless, delivering an unexpected percussive drive and emotional impact.

Collaboration with pianist Matthew Bourne. Recorded at Matthew’s house and at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds. Artwork by Split.

Music video for ‘Exit’

Live performance of ‘Annie’ (October 2016)

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