TUNE Night House - Unfold
“Blackout”/”Unfold” brings two captivating tracks from the newly announced upcoming debut album by Night House. The brand new, stealthily building “Blackout”, released on 24th March, is joined by recent standout track “Unfold” on this digital double A-side radio bundle.
Brighton-based Night House will release their spellbinding debut album, Everyone Is Watching From Afar, out on 27th March 2020 via Back in The Woods Records.
Blending electronic beats, orchestral arrangements and lyric-driven song-writing, Night House has a sound that is almost spiritual; beautiful, uplifting ethereal harmonies meld with modern electronica to create a warm, intelligent sound that is reminiscent of Björk and Wild Beasts, with lead singer Nicholas Williams aptly described by Radio Reverb as a “falsetto Tom Waits”.
The collective draw from a wide range of influences marrying the electronic work the likes of which James Blake and Radiohead are renowned for, with the folk harmonies of Sufjan Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and Bon Iver.
On “Unfold” – which mixes a love of warm orchestral folk with the stark, cold, repetitive beat of the 808 drum machine – he elaborates: “Unfold was written for a close friend who was going through a hard time after separating from his boyfriend of 6 years. Lyrically it reflects on their lost relationship, whilst offering reassurance that the hurt they feel is only temporary. This track was the quickest to record on the album. I showed Alfie (double bass) and Robin (cello) this “new song” in the morning of a recording session and by the afternoon it was pretty much recorded and finished.”
Co-produced and mixed by Dan Brown (Massive Attack, Jerry Williams, Luca), the album was written during a period of family bereavement. The personal lyrics drift over warm strings and clarinets, where layered vocal harmonies meet icy synthesizers and electronic beats. The unique record also features performances from a range of Brighton artists, including the lead vocals and harp of acclaimed songwriter Ellie Ford on “The Roots in the Wires”.
Night House have gained recognition throughout the past 12 months across several singles from the forthcoming album – picking up support from tastemakers such as M-Magazine (PRS for Music), Clash Magazine, BBC Radio, The Vinyl District and Come Here Floyd, as well as videos premiering on Attitude Magazine and God is in the TV.
Live, Night House have supported many notable artists including Ben Howard, Willy Mason, Solomon Grey, Krystle Warren and The Magic Numbers. Road testing the material for Everyone Is Watching From Afar took the band on four European tours, including headline shows upstairs at Ronnie Scot's Jazz Club as well as sell out home town shows at Brighton’s St Nicholas and Unitarian churches. They've performed at many festivals including at The Great Escape, Rhythm Tree, The Isle of Wight and Ynot.