Paul Hemmings

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Paul Hemmings
Birth name Paul Jeremy Hemmings
Born Liverpool, England
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock
Occupations Musician, record producer, photographer
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, organ
Years active 1987–present
Labels Viper
Associated acts The La's, The Onset, The Lightning Seeds

Paul Jeremy Hemmings is a Liverpool-based musician and photographer.


He played with The La's, Mike Badger and The Onset and Ian Broudie and the Lightning Seeds. He is also a partner in Liverpool's independent Viper Label.

Hemmings' current project is called The Floatation Project;[1] a melting pot of Brian Eno, Can, Neu!, Captain Beefheart, post-punk, Robert Fripp and primitive drum machines mixed with something all of its own.[citation needed]

Their debut album Sonic Stories was called "Understated Splendour" by Mojo magazine in May 2005, whilst Uncut said "Guitarist Paul Hemmings can shine from other angles".[2]

The second album Sounds From The Solar System released in October 2006, was called "Fascinating, unsettling and unique" by Rough Trade Records.

Associated acts[edit]

Solo discography[edit]

Studio albums (as The Floatation Project)
  • Sonic Stories (2005)
  • Sounds from the Solar System (2006)
  • Made out of Worldly Shapes (2011)
  • Late Night Blue (2011)

Session discography[edit]

  • The La's – "Way Out" (1987)
  • The OnsetThe Pool of Life (1988)
  • The MembranesKiss Ass Godhead! (1988)
  • Neuro – The Electric Mothers of Invention (1993)
  • Sensuround – "When I Get to Heaven" (1993)
  • Mike BadgerVolume (1999)
  • Mike Badger – Double Zero (2000)
  • Steve Roberts – It Just Is (2001)
  • The La's – Lost La's 1986–1987: Callin' All (2001)
  • AviatorHuxley Pig Part 1 (2002)
  • Otaku No Denki – The Future Played Backwards (2003)
  • Chris Elliot – Fierce Truth and Fortune (2007)
  • Mike Badger – Rogue State (2011)


  1. ^ The Las
  2. ^ Mojo magazine – May 2005 issue

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