Release date: 29/8/11 (Cityscape Records)
20 year old Alex Hulme has been been turning heads all across his native North West. He is a student at Paul McCartney’s LIPA in Liverpool and is already poised to release his second EP There Was A Boy, co-produced by Tom Knott (KT Tunstall, I Am Kloot) on Cityscape Records. Mixing his use of unusual tunings- inspired by the likes of Nick Drake, Fionn Regan and Foy Vance – with realtime multilayered looping of guitars and vocals (which have to be seen to be believed), Alex creates immediate pop songs with catchy melodies and rich folk guitar. His prolific gigging over the past year has seen him support artists such as Avi Buffalo, Emmy The Great and The Travelling Band, as well as being championed by BBC Lancashire’s Introducing show with Sean McGinty.
Alex’s second EP introduces darker subject matter to his acoustic pop song writing. Title track There Was A Boy follows the aftermath of one of his closest friends losing his mother.
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Bones looks into the deep rooted and often uncontrollable desires we can feel for people .
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Forests transports the listener to a forest at day break where you can feel the world wake up around you.
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Closing track Dare ends the EP with a moving acoustic lament to daring to be more in life.
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