Following the release of his debut EP (Open Up The Sky on Marathon Artists) earlier this year, James Righton and his solo project, Shock Machine return with another glistening dose of timeless pop with new song “Lost In The Mystery.” Listen to “Lost In The Mystery” HERE.
It’s been a busy summer for Righton – with headline shows and festival appearances up and down the country, he continues to push his unique take on psychedelia into unknown yet thrilling territories.
With “Lost In The Mystery” Righton once again demonstrates his unique ability to hide skyscraping pop hooks into his multi-coloured, soul-inflected song writing that provides the perfect soundtrack to the long halcyon summer that has just passed.
Recorded in a cabin in the south of France, the Open Up The Sky EP was made with the help of producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, Haim) and mixed by Ben H Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter). The EP is released on Marathon Artists (home to Courtney Barnett, Jagwar Ma and Baaba Maal among others) and features artwork by Rob Carmichael, famed for his work with the likes of Animal Collective, Panda Bear and Dirty Projectors. A debut Shock Machine album is set to be released in early 2017.
Read James’ recent interview with Dazed – where he talks about Shock Machine for the very first time right here.