“Nixon Tate is definitely one to watch for 2020” – Indie Midlands
Nixon Tate releases his second solo single on 28th August, a brass-kissed stomper that shows a whole new side to the soulful northern storyteller.
The piano-and-strings heartbreak of debut single ‘Gentle and Ruthless’ makes way for a bass and brass-fuelled powerhouse in ‘The Weight’. Complete with ripping, Raconteurs-style guitar, it’s a stirring backdrop for a tale of emotional hangovers and the price you pay for tough choices.
Combining a love of classic songwriting from legendary artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, alongside the modern production from the likes of Nathaniel Rateliff, The Raconteurs and Big Thief, Nixon Tate makes a bold and authentic indie sound.
He will be supporting the release with a series of short Q&A videos that will be available to stream on his website at nixontate.com.
‘The Weight’ is the second single from a four-track Nixon Tate EP later this year.
NIXON TATE ON ‘THE WEIGHT’
“It’s an emotional hangover, trying to process the changes of living your life and the choices you make. It’s that thing of going over and over old ground, getting weary from it and trying to re-compute it and make things right, but ultimately not knowing quite where you’re at or where you’re headed. Realising that you have to accept change and accept the price at which it comes – but never really knowing the cost.”
Check it out here
PRAISE FOR ‘GENTLE AND RUTHLESS’
Debut solo single released on 24th July
“Grippingly beautiful” – The Other Side Reviews
“Heart-breaking and uplifting” – Independent Music News
“A wonderful audio painting” – Reyt Good Magazine
“Nixon Tate is definitely one to watch in 2020.” – Indie Midlands
Stoke has always had a legacy of Gallagher wannabees and metal bands. But in recent years, something really exciting has been building in the city, a much more diverse and inclusive music scene, with bands and artists now starting to get much-deserved national attention.
With his band The Honey Club, Nixon Tate firmly established himself in this new scene, catching the eye of 6Music’s Tom Robinson and BBC Introducing in his home city, and with a string of sold-out gigs leading to a support slot with Blur legend Graham Coxon at the end of 2018.
In 2020, Nixon Tate is striking out on his own with his first solo material. Inspired by classic songwriters like Nick Cave, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, Nixon has the soul of a storyteller. “I need songs to talk to me,” he says, “and lyrics to tell stories and conjure narratives and realities.”