About

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Biog

Manchester based musician, Omnichord player and constant songwriter who creates a mixture of psych-folk and surf-noir. Known for intense live performances and a lo-fi approach to recording that makes use of anything he can get his hands on.

Comparisons drawn have been wide and varied including Harry Nilsson, Arthur Lee, Jake Thackray, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Bowie, Jeff Lewis, Lee Hazlewood, Scott Walker and Jonathan Richman. The common unifying threads are a twin lust for imagination and storytelling.

Currently working on a second album after 2014’s debut ‘Down There For Dancing’…

“A punchy mix of rockabilly, surf rock and Sixties-inspired indie pop…impressive solo debut…anything but average.”  Big Issue

“a lovely mass of chiming skiffle chords, deadpan Lloyd Cole wordplay and a wispy psychedelic otherness.” – Now Then Magazine

“Gorgeous piece of storytelling songwriting that is a blend of Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker & Elvis.” Listen With Monger

Constantly experimenting and challenging himself, Lomax also wrote 52 songs in 2014 (one a week) as part of a self-imposed mission.

Previously frontman of Johnny5thWheel&thecowards (from 2009-2013) and of surf rockers, thee Uncomfortables (2006-2009). Has also played guitar,  mandolin, ukulele, Omnichord and sung Avital Raz & The Chosen Ones.

Johnny5thWheel released two full albums through Sotones Records (home to The Moulettes and Anja McCloskey). Their debut ‘TalesOf…’ (2010) was described as a “work of genius” by Whisperin’ & Hollerin’ and named in the top 50 albums of the year by God Is In The TV. The follow up album, ‘Music To Shake’n’Shuffle To’ was also name in the top 50 albums released of 2012, this time by Rocksucker. During this time, Lomax was also commissioned to make the incidental music for “Muppets-meets-Mighty Boosh” radio show, ‘The Me & Perrin Show’ which narrowly missed out on nominations for the Sony awards to the Adam & Joe Show.

Thee Uncomfortables were signed to Petrol and Pistol Records and released some singles through them before completing a successful Australian tour in 2008 and several festival appearances. Over the years, Lomax’s various projects have supported a lot of other well known and interesting artist including We Are Scientists, Jamie T, Wave Pictures, Emma Pollock, Curtis Eller, Thomas Truax, Misty’s Big Adventure, My First Tooth and Frightened Rabbit.

Reviews

“Richard Lomax is a madman. As he sings his drunken, manic, sea-shanty style songs, his eyeballs roll into the back of his head, his face distorts into scowls and frowns and he wails unexpectedly, becoming more than just a mouth-piece for the songs but at one with the despair the song depicts… compelling, screwed up and brilliant.” – The Music

“A punchy mix of rockabilly, surf rock and Sixties-inspired indie pop…impressive solo debut…anything but average.”  Big Issue

“Music that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Wes Anderson film.” – Drunken Werewolf

“a lovely mass of chiming skiffle chords, deadpan Lloyd Cole wordplay and a wispy psychedelic otherness.” – Now Then Magazine

“Clever…  Inventive…  Stark raving bonkers.” – Unplug The Jukebox

“Gorgeous piece of storytelling songwriting that is a blend of Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker & Elvis.” – Listen With Monger

Videos 

Music video for ‘Wag The Wonderbitch’
made by Jay Sillence/Creative Condition

Music video for ‘Illya Kuryakin’
made by Siobhan McManmon/Red Kite

Live video for ‘Windmills’
made by DogFave Records

Live video for ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’
Made by Central Eyes Media

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