Rising to fame in the 1990s as frontman of indie band The Seahorses singer-songwriter Chris Helme is now producing acclaimed folk-infused tracks as a solo artist, including with a new album due for release Spring 2023.
His enviable back catalogue includes Britpop classics such as ‘Love is the Law’ and ‘Blinded by the Sun’ from his time with John Squires’ post-Stone Roses band, The Seahorses. But beyond these well-loved indie hits, Helme has matured into a songwriter of regard for noir-tinged folk gems blistering with emotion.
Previous album, ‘The Rookery’ – produced by Sam Forrest (Nine Black Alps, Sewage Farm) – drew critical praise on release, with Uncut describing it as, “echoing the fragility of Gram Parsons, while flirting with the rustic side of Neil Young” and his latest work is set for a similar reception.
Long-awaited, his forthcoming album builds on this tone. With a number of ‘70s folk and song writing touch points across his works – Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, and Jackson Browne – it is the melody and imagination as much as the intricate guitar interplay and orchestration, which leads to lush, blossoming climaxes to hold audiences spellbound. Lyrically Helme has a knack for mixing light and dark, and for poetic description which remains relatable to resonate deeply, his matured vocal uncovering new feeling in whichever track he turns his attention to.
From rousing sing-a-longs of Britpop classics to underrated indie-folk gems, Chris Helme is among the finest singer-songwriters on the circuit today, and the release of long-awaited new material should only confirm his reputation and give audiences fresh favourites to enjoy alongside his indie classics.
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25 years on from the release of The Seahorses seminal album Do It Yourself, vocalist Chris Helme will revisit the iconic record with a series of one-off acoustic performances across the UK.
Formed by Stone Roses’ guitarist John Squire, the English alternative rock band released Do It Yourself to an outpouring of adoration from fans around the world. It reached number 2 in the UK album charts and defined a moment in time for many.
A string of high-profile shows followed, from tours with Oasis and The Rolling Stones and playing Glastonbury, to unforgettable appearances on Top of the Pops and TFI Friday.
This year, Chris will take audiences back to 1997 as he performs the impactful album from start to finish.
Watch as one of the finest singer-songwriters on the circuit today, lovingly brings Do It Yourself’sback to life at much-loved venues across the UK.
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