Nice Swan Records, one of the country’s most exciting new labels and landing pad for early releases for the likes of Sports Team, Pip Blom and FUR, today announce their latest offering – ‘Same Skies’, the debut single from Birmingham-based artist Phil Madeley.
Combining a distinctive fusion of originality and homage, 23-year-old Phil Madeley’s music is born of equal parts disdain and anger for the current state of play. Wrapped up in his laidback, Neil Young meets Jamie T, grit-edged soft rock, are pressing and serious issues of present-day alienation, loneliness and mistrust. With the ability to carry a refined maturity, as well as charming throwaway youthful aphorisms, his voice serves as the perfect vehicle for such reflections – resulting in songs that want to offer as much refuge as they do commentary.
The early demos Phil recorded at home on his Tascam four-track tape machine served to document the growing maturity and control in his voice and his songwriting. Off the back of recording sessions at RAK studios in London, his long-awaited debut single ‘Same Skies’ is released via Nice Swan Records on October 11th 2019.
On his debut offering, Phil explains, “Same Skies is about losing a sense of understanding in ones standing, whether that be in relationships, or politics for example. It’s about the suffering that’s caused when trying to find a middle ground in a climate of division. It’s coming from the other side fuelled by insecurity to question how hopeless it is to try and make the other person see it my way, but obviously there’s more similarities in us than there are credible points for division.”