English rock singer-songwriter Adam Giles Levy gives us a taste of what’s to come with his new video-single, The Ghosts, which is taken from his upcoming EP, Peninsula. The new video features Adam and his band and was filmed on location outside Barcelona, Spain with the spectacular Montserrat mountain as a backdrop.
Making his name out on the road, the emerging UK artist has a talent for creating music that is instinctive and honest. Whether solo or accompanied by his band, Adam’s soaring, gritty voice delivers heartfelt songs that are inspired by poetry and observations of life.
Written during a tour of Spain, The Ghosts was inspired by the story of a people’s struggle to save their town from a major infrastructure project. It was a struggle that they lost, leading to their relocation. The reservoir that resulted from this project is a beautiful place, with a shady past. The video was directed, filmed, and produced by Bilbao-based film production house Media Attack who were also at the helm for the official video to Unravelled from Adam’s debut EP of the same name. Featured in the video are Laura Solla on guitar, Jack Usher on drums, and Joseph Rideout on the bass.
The single showcases Adam Giles Levy’s style of powerful, bold, and explosive alternative rock that is steeped in the blues.
Searching for reinvention Adam left London for Vancouver in 2012 where he spent time performing, writing, and recording. While in Vancouver, Adam met his now long-term producer and collaborator, Alex Gamble. Together they recorded two demo records and Adam’s debut EP, Unravelled, which was released in 2016. Following its release, Adam headed out on the road playing close to 200 shows in Canada, Spain, and the UK. Unravelled, which explores issues of acceptance and connectedness, was also featured on BBC Music Introducing and Spanish national radio station, RNE 3.
13th September 2018 will see the self-release of Adam’s second EP, Peninsula. With the aim of capturing the immediacy of a live performance, much of this new EP was recorded in single takes with his band during five days in a studio deep in the Catalan countryside. The result is alternative rock with an authentic rawness that could have been lost through over-production.
Peninsula opens with a killer riff on and the untamed energy of Mightier Than Your Stone. The voice of the sea as it resists the barrage of human intrusion, you can almost feel the force of waves crashing against cliffs. Ominous and dark with heavy, swampy riffing, Adam’s interpretation of John Paul White’s What’s So reminds us not to forget our roots. A people’s fight against bureaucracy is at the heart of the contagious third track and lead single, The Ghosts. Inspired by novel The Good Father by Noah Hawley, the raw and bluesy Shadow Son showcases Adam’s gritty, soaring vocals and the sound of Laura Solla’s timeless slide guitar. The contrasting and dreamy Last of the Light, with its absorbing guitar riff, instrumental layers, and Nina Polverino’s haunting backing vocal, carries us calmly to the end of this stunning collection of new tracks that inspired Vancouver based artist Anders Petersen to create the striking cover artwork.
Peninsula will be officially released on 13th September 2018 and will be supported by a European tour including dates in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and The Netherlands, culminating in the new year in the UK.
Adam Giles Levy Tour Dates:
6th – 9th September – Live at Heart Festival
11th September – The Yellow Bar, Rome
14th September – Giardini Luzzati, Genova
18th September – In-fusioni, Grinzane Cavour
21st September – Nuovo Birrificio Nicese, Nizza Monferrato
11th October – Moby Dick, Madrid
12th October – Loco Club, Valencia
13th October – Sidecar, Barcelona
14th October – Jazz Cava, Vic,
26th October – Mutuo, Barcelona
8th November – Toma 3, Gijon
11th November – Coppola, Bilbao
17th November – Le Flaneur, Lyon
19th November – Jazztage Festival, Dresden
24th November – Halb8 Concerts, Berlin
26th November – SOFA Concerts HQ, Hamburg
30th November – Living Room Concert, Mol
1st December – Living Room Concert, Brussels
2nd December – Living Room Concert, Baisy-Thy
5th December – Coaster City, Brussels
9th December – Klein berlijn, Utrecht
5th January – Rose & Crown, Sandhurst
6th January – The Queen’s Head, Farnham
11th January – The Fox, Lower Bourne