“….a lesson in what contemporary folk should be. It’s romantic, it’s nostalgic, it’s sincere while always managing to maintain a slight degree of whimsy about itself.”
- EARS ON MUSIC
Stylusboy’s “enchanting lo-fi folk” is the creation of Coventry chap Steve Jones. With arresting melodies and poignant lyrics Stylusboy brings his particular brand of warm lo-fi folk to life. The music is deliberately stripped-back, purposefully honest, capturing raw emotion at its heart. Jones’ delicate guitar lines and collaborator Rachel Grisedale’s sumptuous harmony work create gorgeous melodies that bring to mind the first rush of love, the warm summer air and the English countryside bathed in sunlight.
Back in June 2011, Stylusboy’s ‘Whole Picture EP’ found critical acclaim with BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, Acoustic Magazine and Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine who all praised his fragile, sensitive folk songs. ‘Whole Picture’ was This Is A Popscene’s EP of Year and received acclaim from around the world, finding fans particularly in Asia. Artrocker described ‘Whole Picture’ as “timeless… blown up with folk galore”. Intimate house-shows, online gigs (live from Steve’s kitchen), main-stage festival performances and support slots for Newton Faulkner, Paper Aeroplanes, Jon Gomm and Rue Royale grew the Coventry chap a dedicated following.
In March 2013 Stylusboy signed to acoustic label Wild Sound, and combining his signature lo-fi recording techniques with performances and production assistance from Polly Paulusma created Lantern EP which received critical acclaim in July 2013. Each physical EP copy was unique, painstakingly hand-crafted in Stylusboy’s loving tradition.
BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson says:
“A leading light among today’s new generation of DIY digital troubadours, Stylusboy’s music reflects his open, yet fiercely independent nature. Whether playing solo house concerts or theatre shows with a full band, everything he do is connected, committed and community-oriented. This is a songwriter whose developing career I’ve been keenly following, and which many musicians twice their age would do well to emulate.”
The debut album ‘Hospitality for Hope’ is out now on Wild Sound.
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Lantern EP (2013)
Session for the Heilewelt (2012)
Whole Picture EP (REMIXED) (2012)
Four Walls (Nine live house show recordings) (2012)
Whole Picture EP (2011)
Blue Whale Session (2010)
Fingerprint EP (2009)