I’m Nicholas James Mallins, a solo artist from Manchester, England. I previously fronted cult indie band ‘Mutineers’ and I am now pretty excited to have released my first solo single on March 9th.
It is the first movement in a triptych entitled ‘Le Rebutant’.
A further two movements will be released following this and it will be available as a full collection on limited edition vinyl this summer. My idea was to try a different approach to releasing, with the triptych to be considered as a full body of work. I’m bored with the conventional approaches and feel that music has been massively devalued. I hope my music is considered more art than product, that’s certainly how I view it. I intend to release another triptych after this.
I’ve been recording in a magical place called EVE studios. It’s essentially a large old Victorian house with loads of analogue and vintage equipment. I love exploring each room and just picking something random up, throwing it on the record. It’s been a inspirational experience and I think you can feel it’s influence heavily on the record.
I’m really enjoying the creative freedom being a solo artist has allowed me and it’s been cool to collaborate with some great minds. Dan Huiting filmed my video in Iceland and I think it’s quite beautiful. I was also very lucky Mario Hugo agreed to produce my artwork, I love his tone. I have a strong vision of how I want each triptych to be presented and it’s pretty fun working through it.
I am soon to announced a series of unique, intimate shows across Europe and continue to push my sound in the studio. I hope to make some new friends along the way…………..