New EP 'BLUE DAZE' - releases October 20th
Mixed: Malcolm Catto (The Heliocentrics, Madlib)
Engineer: Phill Brown (Talk Talk, John Martyn)
Mastered: John Dent (PJ Harvey, Portishead)
Bass: Simon Edwards (Talk Talk, Michael Jackson)
Keys: Mikey Rowe (David Gilmour)
Drums: Martyn Barker (Goldfrapp, Robert Plant)
Drums: Malcolm Catto (DJ Shadow, Floating Points)
Phil Cosby is a musician, and songwriter, based now in London. He grew up on a farm in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland. His childhood in the wilds, instilled in him a sense of adventure and freedom, and a yearning for such is instilled in the music he makes. With a magnitude of scope, Cosby aims to take the listener on a journey, touching all corners of emotion. Key components he employs are space, dynamics, groove, and a keen focus on melody.
Influences include: Talk Talk, John Martyn, Mazzy Star, Tangerine Dream, Valerie Collective, Ennio Morricone, Steamhammer, Can, Tim Buckley, Gene Clark.
Cosby’s early days in London saw him as the man behind The Pigeon Hole folk club. In the wake of the BBC’s 2006 Folk Britannia series, with a renaissance of grass roots music, The Pigeon Hole was one of the foremost nights on the London scene. Time Out ran a special ‘Best Of London’, hailing the night as ‘London’s best underground folk club’. Many notable names rose from its fold.
Cosby’s self-produced debut album The Deal was released in 2014. It journeys from broken down, one man and his guitar, to orchestral arrangements, and psychedelic inflections. Notable contributors to the album include mercury prize nominee Jon Hopkins. The record was mixed by studio legend Phill Brown whose CV includes The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie. It was most specifically Brown’s work with Talk Talk and John Martyn that led Cosby to work with him. The Deal’s release was followed by an extensive tour of Ireland culminating at Electric Picnic festival.
Cosby’s new EP – Blue Daze, delves into late 70s/ early 80s youth nostalgia. Gigs TBA will follow the release for November going forward. Cosby is excited to play songs from Blue Daze to new ears. Meanwhile he has been back into the studio, recording his next record to come. This time with Winston Clifford, one of the country’s foremost jazz drummers, and Tim Harries on bass (Brian Eno).
Phil Cosby’s tracks