“Intoxicating…10/10” Rhythm & Booze.com
“It’s one of the albums of the year without doubt” LouderThanWar
“Stunning” Curved Radio
“Raw, soulful and unadorned” americanaUK
“A great album” Maverick
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I like music. A lot. I love it that so many beautiful songs have been sculpted by variously awkward and magnificent human beans. Songs brimming with soaring melodies, tumbling chains of magical notes and luscious lyricism. I also find it really quite wondrous to think that there are yet still new and undiscovered songs floating out there in the ether. Lovely drifting bundles of shimmering turquoise and hazy azure blue. Whispering to us in the night whilst we sleep.
Sometimes I stumble upon one of these vagabond songs and that is a splendid privilege indeed. I wrote and recorded an album full of them in 2011. That record is called The Ember and it is sad because it is about losing love and that is like a window in your heart. Now I am not so blown apart and have recorded some more songs. They are a bit happy and a bit sad and a bit hopeful. Some of them are about Ceefax and some of them are about economics and some of them are about existentialism. Some of them are about whisky. They make up my second album CRUCIBLE which dropped in September 2015.
This is the motley bag of songs that I cart about with me, singing to people who are willing to chance a listen. Mostly I perform here and there in Londontown with just my guitar and battered green loop box for company. Sometimes I sing at festivals or in other countries. On occasion I am fortunate enough to do that with other wonderful music people. People like Foreign Slippers and Officer and Kirsty Merryn and Iko and The Sea and I. And that is the most glorious thing of all about music. Sharing its luminous loveliness with other good peeps amidst the kaleidoscopic mysteries of life. I hope you agree.
Thanks for listening.
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P R E S S
“Its charm and downright insubordinate addictiveness shines through on each and every one of Crucible’s eleven tracks…In short, Crucible is a quite luscious album on many levels. Drew Worthley is clearly an exciting, talented and unique artist, and if this is the sort of quality he can produce on a difficult second album then there are potentially amazing times ahead.”
“Sonically, the track combines Phil Spector’s wall of sound with a titanic swell and cinematic tension that play into the beauty and grandness of the track’s emotional themes…His songwriting is a type that breaks down many boundaries”
“The epitome of strange, retro ‘80s pop…a truly enjoyable and intriguing piece of art”
“Very clever indie pop with a skittish edge.”
“This is a stunning release with beautifully crafted songs and arrangements, really engaging lyrically and musically as it shifts from incisive folk to tracks of almost pastoral pop.”
“Equilibrio che diventa calibrato e perfettamente a fuoco in un disco che definire raffinato è dire poco…La carne al fuoco è tanta e, mi ripeto, tutta servita con grande gusto e attenzione a non debordare.”
“This is fine music on a grand scale”
“Makes you want to just stop everything and simply listen.”
“The East Londoner plays well, a sort of retro pop made new again.”
“Is this the first song to mention Bamber Boozler?”
T H E E M B E R
“The Ember is a wonderful low key release that really deserves your time and attention, like I said it’s a slow burner but when it takes hold it really takes hold and I assure you it’s not one of those albums you’ll enjoy for the moment, this one is for life.”
“Raw, soulful and unadorned…conjure[s] up some beautiful waves of atmosphere.”
“This debut album by this British artist is an impressive offering and shows he has set himself a benchmark which will take an extraordinary effort to even match let alone better.”