Archangel (Nick Webber)

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“Archangel Loud And Clear, a stunning opening track for the show” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

“Inventive heartfelt electro pop” The Guardian, critics gig of the day

“brooding, tetchy art-rock – it’s warm and infectious” NME’s “10 Tracks You Must Hear This Week”

Archangel releases his new single ‘Loud And Clear’ on 29th March. The song is taken from Archangel’s debut album ‘How To Lose Your Best Friend’ which will be in shops later this year.

Archangel is the brainchild of Nick Webber, a young man with a strong will and a warped imagination, who spent a year and a half going quietly mad in the wilds of Wiltshire as he recorded his masterpiece aka the soundtrack of his life. He wrote, performed, recorded and produced his debut album himself in a self-built studio in Wiltshire. The result is a collection of songs which draw influence from sources as wide ranging as Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, The Associates, Motown, Bowie, INXS and Arcade Fire.

Nick’s obsessive determination to handle the production as well as vocal, guitar, piano, electronic keyboard, synth-bass and percussion duties, which meant he’d have to literally press “record” and run to the drum kit or the guitar and start playing.

Nick describes the song as incredibly sad and heartfelt, “I guess it’s about knowing something’s going to end and wishing it wasn’t going to but wishing it was at the same time.”

Archangel has been attracting attention on the radio from Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and Steve Lamacq (Radio 1), as well as Demot O’Leary and Steve Wright (Radio 2), Tom Robinson and Marc Riley (6Music), John Kennedy and George Lamb (Xfm) and Gary Crowley (BBC London) and on TV, with videos playlisted on MTV2, NME TV and E4 Music. Support from the press includes The Guardian, Word Magazine, NME and The Sun as well as online with sites & blogs such as Record Of The Day, MusicOMH, Click Music, Nothing But Green Lights, his videos have graced the homepages of YouTube, MySpace, Music Week and Bebo, as well as being loved and blogged by infamous video critic Kanye West. He’s achieved this so far without having to tell anyone he’s Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s eldest son.

“Indie, electro and funk elements thrown together into a shiny package of dance-friendly sound.” The Sun Something For The Weekend

“Archangel are a brilliant new band. That’s not strictly true. They’re not really a band. But you can keep the bit about “brilliant”. The Guardian Paul Lester’s New Band Of The Day

“Truly brilliant.. Nick Webber may only be one man, but he certainly has more imagination and passion than Johnny Borrell and Luke Pritchard have put together.” All Gigs

“hypnotic, ecstatic, emotive and generally a thing of wonder. Not only is the singer and the instrumentalists at the top of their game but there is a real attention to the sonic detail” Last FM

"The sound made by a young man with a serious record collection having monstrous amounts of fun, and almost bafflingly, it works" Word Magazine

“If you're ever feeling a bit apathetic and a bit down because you're lacking creativity, then you'd be best advised not to listen to this record because it would probably only make it worse. Archangel is the offspring of Nick Webber, who devised and performed this entire debut album, and consuming this beast will probably make the best of us feel slightly useless and insignificant. Saying that, the ingenuity of this possible magnum opus-to-be deserves to be celebrated.” Click Music

“A twisted little genius of a band that are well worth looking out for” The Beat Surrender

Annotation last modified on 2010-03-04 17:26 UTC.

Performance name of: Nick Webber (Archangel)

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2011How to Lose Your Best FriendArchangel3

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2007Physical EnergyArchangel1
2008How to Lose Your Best FriendArchangel3
2009Do It AgainArchangel2
2010Loud and ClearArchangel2

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