There Was a Boy
Singer/songwriter Alex Hulme has been been turning heads all across his native North West for the last 2 years. Signed to indie label Cityscape Records and riding on the success of last years Debut E.P. ?The Wood', Alex has been impressing audience after audience as he claims more and more fans across the UK The New E.P. ?There Was A Boy' shows Alex realising his vision and stepping up to the next Level. Recorded as a joint effort between Alex and Brad B Wood in the Cityscape Studio and Tom Knot of Air Tight Productions (KT Tunstall, I Am Kloot) the E.P. is a quantum leap from last years release. Mixing his use of unusual tunings inspired from artists such as Nick Drake, Fionn Regan and Foy Vance with realtime multilayered looping of guitars and vocals, Alex creates immediate pop songs with catchy melodies and rich folk guitar. Alex's direct songwriting and succinct and natural style, as well as his arrangement of expansive vocal harmonies, melodic hooks and intricate guitar parts has made him stand out from the crowd. Alex's second E.P. houses a darker edge to his acoustic pop song writing. Title track ?There Was A Boy' follows the aftermath of one of his closest friends loosing his mother. Bones looks into the deep rooted and often uncontrollable desires we can feel for people and Track 3, ?Forests' transports the listener to a forest at day break where you can feel the world wake up around you. The closing track ?Dare' ends the E.P. with a moving folk acoustic track about daring to be more in life. Alex's recent prolific live outing over the last year have seen him support bands such as Avi Buffalo, The Christians and Jon Gomm, as well as being championed by Ultimate-Guitar.com. This year will see him reach even further across the UK playing at various festivals including Liverpool Sound City for the second year running, Cockermoth Rock Festival, For Folks Sake Festival in Manchester as well as a tour of venues all across the country. This is the next step for Alex and will see him raise his game to an even greater level. Join him and Cityscape for the ride and let's see where we get to.