Nice Swan Records have become one of the UK’s go to labels for exciting new artists. Having been responsible for the early releases from the likes of Sports Team and more recently, Fur, their latest output comes from Birmingham’s Phil Madeley.
Following early success at UK festival’s and support slots, Phil Madeley shares ‘Same Skies’, a track that fights division and seeks unity in a soft rock sound that feels cruelly forgotten. With song writing that can be likened to 90’s midlands stalwarts, Ocean Colour Scene through to that of Neil Young, Madeley breathes new life into an ageing brand, charging forward with a message we should all be buying into.
Talking about the track, Phill adds “Same Skies is about losing a sense of understanding in ones standing, whether that be in relationships, or politics for example. It’s about the suffering that’s caused when trying to find a middle ground in a climate of division. It’s coming from the other side fuelled by insecurity to question how hopeless it is to try and make the other person see it my way, but obviously there’s more similarities in us than there are credible points for division.”
12/10 – Neighbourhood Festival
29/10 – London – Peckham Ryewax
30/10 – Birmingham – O2 Academy3 w/ Violet
31/10 – Manchester – Night and Day Cafe
23/11 – Southampton – Heartbreakers w/ Do Nothing
Header Photo by Phil Smithies