2ND STUDIO ALBUM RELEASED 10TH APRIL 2020 ON SMALL POND
An introspective collection of psychedelic modular synth led experimentations, ‘Bright Serpent’ is the new album by Kristian Shelley aka electronic musician Inwards. Electronic textures and rhythms rub up against manipulated recordings of real instruments, voices and field recordings to fashion transportive snapshots of an inner sound-world.
‘Bright Serpent’ follows Inwards’ 2019 EP ‘Feelings of Unreality’, which Dummy called “blissful and mesmerizing electronic music”, and 2018 debut album ‘Diesel’ described in Electronic Sound as “a sublime listen” and Clash as “an absorbing document”. Both releases gained widespread airplay on daytime and specialist radio with distinct support from Tom Ravenscroft, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, John Kennedy, Phil Taggart and BBC Introducing.
UK / GENERAL KEY HIGHLIGHTS
PRINT: Album reviews for 'Bright Serpent' in MOJO (4-stars) & Electronic Sound, 'Under the Influence' feature on Echoes and Dust. 'Modular 101' video featured on Electronic Groove. 'Back to Mine' feature in DMC World. 'Take 5' feature in Gigsoup. Previous features in DUMMY, CLASH, The 405 & TRAX
RADIO: 30+ plays on BBC 6Music, including support from Tom Ravenscroft (with guest mix on show), Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne & 'Freak Show' with Stuart Maconie. BBC 6Music Recommends Track of the Week for 'When She Flashes Her Smile On Me'. Numerous BBC Radio 1 plays on Huw Stephens' Introducing show, as well as BBC introducing live sessions and interviews. KCRW college radio support (US).
LIVE: Touring highlights include: Festival appearances at NOZSTOCK & Knee Deep, headline shows at The Pickle Factory, London & Crofter's Rights, Bristol, support slots with Lapalux, Forest Swords, Tyondai Braxton (Battles) & Slugabed.
Feelings Of Unreality
EP RELEASED 23RD MARCH 2019 ON SMALL POND
“Feelings Of Unreality” is the new EP from Inwards, out 8th March via Small Pond. Preceding the four-track release, two up front cuts,“Dart”and“Feelings Of Unreality”, have recently gained high profile support from Dummy Mag, CLASH, Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6Music), Gideon Coe (BBC6Music), The Selector. This new material builds on an exciting past year for the producer, who released his debut album,‘Diesel’, in April 2018 to high praise from Electronic Sound magazine, The 405, TRAX mag and more. The single “When She Flashes Her Smile On Me” hit big at radio with a BBC 6 Music Recommends Track of the Week, gaining heavy support from Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and featuring on spotify’s Viral Top 50 Playlist, followed by a BBC Introducing live session, a guest mix for Tom Ravenscroft, and further widespread airplay across the BBC 6 Music DJ’s and beyond. Rounding things off in style, two tracks were highlighted in Steve Lamacq’s Best of 2018 and Don Letts’s Best of 2019 Selections.
"A lovely piece of electro trickery" - Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music
“Isn’t that gorgeous?” - Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6Music
"Lovely!" - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
“Blissful and mesmerizing electronic music...a testament to the producer’s talent.” - DUMMY
“A sad rave heater” - CLASH
“A restless, consistently engaging set... bold and intriguing” - The 405
"There's never a dull moment" - Electronic Sound Magazine
EP RELEASED 27TH APRIL 2018 ON SMALL POND
‘Diesel’, out 27th April, is the debut LP from modular synth manipulator Inwards. The record’s cracked, psychedelia-tinged energy and nostalgic, colourful sonic palette were previewed via the “Amsterdam”/Computertalsk” single, winning fans including Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6Music), BBC Introducing, TRAX mag and Electronic Sound.