The band's second album Bogus Notus is their most ambitious yet. A dramatic, storytelling work, it was released in March 2021 on ZenneZ records.
Bogus Notus is a made-up term that describes something beautiful and intriguing, yet awkward and unfitting. For Sam, it captures his upbringing in the North of England, which, for all it's beauty, is a place where harsh weather brings the threat of floods, modernity disrupts the status quo, and diverging from the social norm risks exile.
Mixing styles, crossing genres, merging folk melodicism with dark chords and heavy grooves, Bogus Notus spins together a joy of home mixed with the discomfort of being an outsider.
Released 5th March 2021
All tracks composed by Sam Newbould
Recorded at Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk, Amsterdam by Joeri Saal in September 2020
Edited by Alistair Payne
Mixed by Micha de Kanter
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering
Sam Newbould - alto saxophone, compositions
Bernard van Rossum - tenor saxophone
Youngwoo Lee - piano, fender rhodes
Daniel Nagel - double bass
Guy Salamon - drums, percussion
Ian Cleaver - trumpet (tracks 2, 4, 6)
Beth Aggett - vocals (track 7)
Billy Marrows - guitar (tracks 4 and 7)
Federico Calcagno - bass clarinet (track 8)
Artwork and design by Simon Fowler
Released in collaboration with ZenneZ Records
Distribution by ZenneZ Records
Many thanks to my family and friends for their unwavering love and support, and to my band whose musicianship and dedication lies at the core of this music.
Supported by the Keep an Eye Foundation
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