“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. Mostly listening to it, but also making it and sometimes recording it. My sojourns have variously led me to call a number of places home; Adelaide, Worcester, Devon, London, but now Worthing in Sussex. Now and again I perform my musical meanderings live with just my guitar and battered green loop box for company. Sometimes I sing at festivals or in other places like the US and Germany.
Stumbling upon a vagabond song is a splendid privilege. 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 whisky and some of them are about existentialism. My second album 2015 CRUCIBLE which was played a fair bit on the BBC features a goodly few of these.
In 2021 I finished crafting a new record Maxim with my friend and polymath No Spinoza. It is a collection of ten reimagined nursery rhymes and was a lot of fun to make. The first single Sing a Song of Sixpence is a rumbustification of analogue synths, pounding drums and squally guitars. No blackbirds were harmed in its making.
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.”