Coventry singer-songwriter and long-term Right Chord Music collaborator Stylusboy returns with his second album ‘Routes’ and it’s a wonderful listen.
Stylusboy creates indie folk music steeped in warm-hearted melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Elliot Smith as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young.
Performing all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry, Stylusboy is an enchanting live performer.
He has supported the likes of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Philipps, Megson and Lucy Ward.
As befitting a modern-day troubadour he’s performed one-to-one shows for Emily Barker’s Folk in a Box and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire’s All the Wrong Music in all the Right Places as well as working alongside Right Chord Music to host pioneering online gigs (well before Facebook live was a thing) to audiences all around the world
Stylusboy has shared his intimate folk music at festivals such as the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, Mosley Folk Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his second release Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with the EP later becoming ‘EP of the Year’ on music blog ‘This is a Popscene’.
Since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Hospitality for Hope’ in 2015, Stylusboy has continued to drive his songwriting and creativity with the release of several EPs as well as a live album recorded in a manor house deep in the Derbyshire countryside.
Stylusboy’s art extends beyond music and he lovingly makes unique handmade sleeves for all of his releases which only adds to his homespun indie folk charm.
Stylusboy’s second album ‘Routes’ is released through his own label, Tortoise Recordings, on handmade CD (naturally!) and on all major digital platforms through AWAL Distribution.
The self-produced album is a collection of songs inspired by love, loss, family and pressing on through the difficult times.
Artists Playing On Routes
The musical talents of double bass genius John Parker (Nizlopi, Ben Walker, Will Pound), sort after drummer Tim Bowes (The Destroyers), critically acclaimed singer songwriter Wes Finch on electric guitar and blues starlet Holly Hewitt on harmonies create a warm musical backdrop to Steve’s songwriting. Long time friend and renowned songwriter Jess Morgan has co-written one of the ten songs on Routes.
Routes is a charming and delightful collection of intimate tales, it’s the perfect soundtrack to the change of seasons. There is an innocence to Stylusboy’s music which only serves to make it all the more special. Stay in, get cosy and listen to Routes by Stylusboy.
Out Upon The Ocean, All The Details, This Is Where I Belong & For the Souls of My Brothers.