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Kept off the no. 8 spot by a Drive-In movie showing of The Nightmare Before Xmas...

Kept off the no. 8 spot by a Drive-In movie showing of The Nightmare Before Xmas…

This Thursday will be my last gig of 2014 before heading off to play in Australia. It’s on 18th December at The Art Of Tea on Barlow Moor Road in West Didsbury, Manchester with Gideon Conn and Kate Ashton Butler.

And those lovely folk at the Big Issue would tell you it’s the ninth best thing you could be doing this week in the whole of The North of England.

Tickets available for just £6 (and that ridiculous 60p booking/transaction/handling/scratchingyourbum fee so £6.60 really – sorry about that everyone!) from wegottickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/292557

And here’s a Xmas song to get you in the festive mood too – this week’s ’52’ song is about blood, orgies and human sacrifice… you know… the real meaning of Xmas. Also it’s got a Casiotone MT100 all over it – the most Xmas instrument of all.

Anyway free/name-your-price Xmas download here:
https://richardlomax.bandcamp.com/track/merry-bloody-xmas

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[mk iii] E.P. out today

Posted: December 9, 2013 in Releases, Reviews

My first E.P. is out today through DogFace records. It’s available to download from the DogFace website for £3.

Richard Lomax – Vocals/Guitar/Omnichord
Matthew Cleghorn – Guitar
Joel Roberts – Upright Bass
Clem Neveu – Electric Bass
Phill Howley – Drums
Kev Morel – Percussion/Vocals

“Richard Lomax’s fascination with entertaining songwriting rumbles on like thought provoking question with an answer that’s never quite revealed, his ever-unfolding narrative is surrounded with smokey Jazz rhythms and light-hearted melancholy, the style is flexible and loosely nostalgic which captures a wide range of musical integrity. The hybrid splendour embedded deep in those lush arrangements make it near impossible to label the EP, [mk iii] should really be a monumental outing for Richard Lomax – A revelation in audio indulgence and bold melodies.” – Mojophenia

“…raw, unfiltered emotion that is presented with wit and worldly wisdom.” – Listen Wiv Monger

“Lomax’s morose style is tinged with captivating imagery, and doesn’t rely on his catchy melodies as a crutch, because he has no need to.” – Ark Magazine

Some reviews for the [mk i] E.P.

Posted: September 17, 2013 in Reviews

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Whilst I continue work on my [mk ii] E.P.  which will be out later this year, the [mk i] which is a demo-style taster available for free download, has been making the rounds and a couple of positive reviews have made their way back.

Firstly from Listen With Monger:
http://listenwithmonger.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/richard-lomax-demo-review.html

“Come here. Come closer. I’ve got a little treat for you. This is something you won’t find in your glossy magazines or advertisement smattered commercial websites… singer-songwriter Richard Lomax has sent forth 3 tracks for our amusement and entertainment which are works in progress as he builds towards an album’s worth of material on Dog Face Records. This is a new experience on me and it kind of feels like popping in to kitchen at a top restaurant to taste the sauce for you main course a few hours before it’s ready. All a little bit out of the comfort zone but what are comfort zones for if not the getting out of?
 
The opening track, ‘Glamour’, is a gently picked and smoothly crooned number reminiscent of Badly Drawn Boy and I Am Kloot at their very best. Obvious comparisons, you may say, but the fact is that Lomax has matched their style and wit with a bare acoustic guitar and vocal recording so imagine what heights he could reach with a full band of musicians behind his songs. ‘Windmills’ leans a little more towards the Richard Hawley end of the spectrum but this is still firmly rooted in the Northern Singer Songwriter with a guitar and a dry sense of humour camp. Lomax has an uncanny ability to switch from the confessional, almost whispered lyric to the more bombastic, throat rasping rantings of a desperate man. Finally, we come to ‘Wellness’ which doesn’t deviate in style necessarily but does take a turn for the more sombre and mournful. It’s an unusual situation to be in, that of reviewing the unfinished product of somebody’s creative labours. However, I can safely and confidently say that if this was the finished product then it would already be well above the quality of many Singer Songwriters out there. So, Lomax just has to retain the raw, unfiltered emotion that is presented with such wit and worldly wisdom whilst simultaneously giving the songs a little more power and depth in the right places. Easier said than done…”
Another review of the demo from Ark Mag is here: