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Hand Built By Robots - Newton Faulkner
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Hand Built By Robots - Newton Faulkner
Advantages: Excellent voice, guitar playing and lyrics
Disadvantages: Very short album
What is this weird sound we keep hearing all over the music channels and the radio? Well this glorious sound is Newton Faulkner. Who? I hear you cry. Well Newton has come very far over the past few months. Born in 1985 making him a fresh 22 years of age, Newton first started playing the guitar when he was 15. Although if you listen to his guitar playing you would think he was born playing it. I first saw Newton Live when he supported James Morrison at the beginning of the year. The unique sound plus his excellent Spongebob Squarepants song impression, immediately got my attention. As soon as I got home I logged onto his Myspace page and followed him constantly through all his hard work. His first EP UFO wasn’t recognised and again it was back to the drawing board. 6 months later Newton announced the release of his long awaited album, and a small venue tour. I immediately booked my tickets to go to see him in Liverpool. Again he was amazing. How can one man and one homemade Guitar cast such an impression on me? You just have to listen to his amazing album Hand built by robots to find out why.
Although you will first realise that the all the tracks are relatively short (the whole album is just 44mins long) the quality is excellent. You know what they say it’s not the size that counts!! Dream Catch me is Newton’s (first) recognised single and entered the charts last week at an amazing 6th place. (The album was number 3 ) The sound is unique as are all his songs. "Every time I close my eyes, it's you". The opening few words of the song are quite mysterious. With a tranquil and quite elegant backing track the lyrics are thoughtful, graceful and romantic.
Also on the album is a cover version of Massive attack’s Teardrop, which is brilliantly done, and although massive attacks version is a classic Newton does the song Justice. I have to say my favourite two songs on the album are Uncomfortably slow, and straight towards the sun.
Uncomfortably slow starts softly and builds into the chorus with some beautiful lyrics. The passion in his voice makes the song. You can tell that he has put a lot of thought into the words. Straight towards the sun is also a slow beautiful song, sounding a bit like a John Lennon track. Although some people have compared it to Crowded house/pink floyd.
Newton has also had a lot of fun with this Album with tracks such as UFO which features the lyrics “ I better watch out for the anal Probe” and full fat which says “ God is a sausage roll” People should smile more does what it says it makes you smile more. It’s about him trying to change the world by making people smile.
I’ve come to the conclusion that Newton is going to be a huge star. He has a massive following on Myspace and his tours are selling out fast, along with the album, which I had to go to several different shops for. Although he doesn’t really look like the typical pretty boy that most solo male singer are these days, he defiantly has something about him. He loves his fans and will take the time out to talk to them and sign autographs. He has had a hard journey to get to where he is now and it isn’t over yet. The ginger dreadlocks remind me of a young Mick Hucknall and if he is half as big as simply red were then he’ll be a superstar.
Please buy this album and support Newton and join him on his Myspace page www.myspace.com/newtonfaulkner
Happy Newton Falkner day everyone!!!
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Summary: Very short but cracking album!