Richard Warren (musician)

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Richard Warren
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Background information
Birth name Richard Daniel Warren
Also known as Echoboy, Modlang
Born (1973-06-03) 3 June 1973 (age 41)
Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK,
Origin England
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Labels Heavenly Records (1996–1999)
Mute Records (1999–2003)
TV Records (2010–2011)
Associated acts The Hybirds, Echoboy, Modlang
Website www.richardwarren.info

Richard Daniel Warren (born 3 June 1973) is a British musician, songwriter and producer.[1]

He signed his first record deal with Heavenly Records at the height of Britpop in 1996, as one third of The Hybirds.[2]

In 1999 when the band split, he branched out on his own and away from guitar-led pop, signing to Mute Records as Echoboy [1] after Daniel Miller heard his releases on Earworm Records following his self-released 12" Flashlegs (Suite). He went on to release several self-produced solo albums on Mute as well as Giraffe, which was produced by Flood, and having put together a band he toured extensively with, amongst others, Elastica, Add N to (X) and Broadcast .

Both Echoboy and The Hybirds performed several sessions for John Peel's radio show.[3] [4]

He is also known for producing and remixing other artists (see below).

In 2003 he was asked by Jason Pierce to play bass guitar in Spiritualized, with whom he toured throughout 2003-05. He also played bass on and co-engineered the band's 2008 album Songs in A&E.

In 2005/06 he released a set of five limited edition 7" singles under the pseudonym Modlang.

During 2005-09 he played guitar with both Starsailor and Soulsavers with Mark Lanegan, playing guitar on the 2009 Starsailor album All the Plans and on the Soulsavers albums It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land and Broken. He also co-wrote two of the songs on Broken.

In 2008 he formed The Cold Light of Day, releasing the limited edition EP Flesh and Blood in April 2009.

In October 2009 he left The Cold Light of Day to pursue other projects and released a solo album Laments in July 2010, which made it into the NME's '50 best albums of the year so far' list.[5] [6]

His next album, The Wayfarer[7] [8] [9] ,[10] was released on 17 October 2011. An alternative 'stripped down' mix of the album was issued as a cover-mount on the autumn double edition (no.78/79) of Bucketfull of Brains [11][12] and nine short films containing these 'stripped down' mixes were made to accompany the album.

Jarvis Cocker said on his BBC Radio 6 Music radio show (1 Jan 2012),[13] that The Wayfarer was 'one of my fave albums that came out last year'.

His third solo album Rich Black Earth was released on 4 November 2013.[14] [15]

During 2014 he has been working on a project called Kings of the South Seas [16] with Ben Nicholls (Dennis Hopper Choppers, The Full English (folk music archive)) and Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio). The album Kings of the South Seas which was released on 17 Nov 2014.

He also played guitar with Samantha Crain on some of her UK shows during the summer of 2014.

Currently in the studio writing and recording his next solo album.

The Hybirds[edit]

Band members[edit]

Richard Warren, Louis Divito, Darren Sheldon

Albums[edit]

1. "Ball Of Twine"
2. "24"
3. "I'm Coming Out"
4. "See Me Through"
5. "Call Me Blue"
6. "The Only Ones"
7. "Born Yesterday"
8. "The Wanderers"
9. "Stranded"
10. "Words"
11. "Suzy Parker"
12. "I Feel The Weight"
All songs by Richard Warren . Produced and mixed by Ian Grimble, except 2 produced by Richard Warren/Sebastian Lewsley, mixed by Paul Schroeder, 7 mixed by Richard Warren. Recorded at Chateau de la Rouge Motte France, Abbey Road Studios London, West Heath Yard London. Strings arranged by Martin Green. 2 feat. Sebastian Lewsley on Moog. 7 feat. Sean Read on Hammond organ and piano. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios London by Chris Blair. Artwork by Max Speed. Photography by Hamish Brown.

EPs[edit]

1. "Seventeen"
2. "Reeling"
3. "Peter Take Me Down"
4. "The Only Ones (Part Two)"
All songs by Richard Warren. 1-3 produced and mixed by Ian Grimble, 4 produced and mixed by Adi Winman. 1-3 recorded at Chateau de la Rouge Motte France. 4 recorded at Wessex Studio London. Cover art "Jill Kennington Parachuting" by John Cowan, 1965. Photography by Ellen Nolan.

Singles[edit]

1. "The Only Ones (Part Two)"
2. "The Only Ones (Part Two) instrumental"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Adi Winman. Recorded at Wessex Studio London. 10" vinyl only, issued in plain brown sleeve.

1. "Stranded"
2. "Freedom Fighter"
3. "Morning Song"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Ian Grimble. Recorded at Chateaux de la Rouge Motte France. Artwork by Max Speed. Photography by Mark McNulty.

1. "24"
2. "Where I Want To Be"
3. "Tell Me"
All songs by Richard Warren. 1 produced by Richard Warren/Sebastian Lewsley, mixed by Paul Schroder. 2-3 produced and mixed by Ian Grimble Recorded at Chateaux de la Rouge Motte France. 1 feat. Sebastian Lewsley on Moog. Artwork by Max Speed. Photography by Mark McNulty.

1. "See Me Through"
2. "Good"
3. "You"
4. "The Only Ones (John Peel session)"
All songs by Richard Warren. 1 produced and mixed by Ian Grimble, 2-3 produced and mixed by Richard Warren/Sebastian Lewsley. 1 recorded at Chateaux de la Rouge Motte France. 2-3 recorded at West Heath Yard London. 4 taken from the bands' John Peel Session, first transmission date 17 September 1997, recorded in Studio 4 Maida Vale London. Artwork by Max Speed. Photography by Mark McNulty.

Echoboy[edit]

Band members[edit]

Richard Warren, Kev Bales, Tony (Doggen) Foster, Lee Horsley, Leon Tattersall, Chris Moore, John Lord, Sam Hempton, Dan Hayhurst, Pete Bassman

Albums[edit]

  • Echoboy (Point Blank 1999 HELL 002)

1. "Flashlegs (Suite)"
2. "Flesh"
3. "Scene 30"
4. "Wrap"
5. "Daylight"
6. "Flight 21"
7. "Mountain Song"
8. "Signs"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Vocals on 6 by Roy Foster. Photography by Martin Nesbitt. Artwork by Richard Warren and Martin Nesbitt.

1. "55"
2. "Kit and Holly"
3. "Model 352"
4. "Broken Hearts"
5. "Constantinople"
6. "Crocodile milk"
7. "Walking"
8. "Contact"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Voice on 7 by Tasha Lee McCluney. Photography by Richard Warren. Design by P.A. Taylor.

1. "Turning On"
2. "Telstar Recovery"
3. "Kelly’s Truck"
4. "Siobhan"
5. "Make the City the Sound"
6. "Schram and Sheddle 262"
7. "Sudwestfunk No.5"
8. "Circulation"
9. "High Pitch Needs"

With free 7":

  • Do the Isolation

1. "Do the Isolation"
2. "Hotel 75"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Drums on 1 and 4 by Kev Bales. Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe. Photography by Richard Warren. Design by Intro.

  • 45:54:00 (Point Blank 2001 HELL 004)

One 45 minute musical collage piece, made up of improvised instrumental sections from 10 live shows in 2001.
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Artwork by Richard Warren.

1. "Automatic Eyes"
2. "Don’t Destroy Me"
3. "Comfort of the Hum"
4. "Summer Rhythm"
5. "High Speed in Love"
6. "Fun in You"
7. "Lately Lonely"
8. "Good on TV"
9. "Wasted Spaces"
10. "Nearly all the Time"
All songs by Richard Warren . Produced and mixed by Flood, engineered and mixed by Rob Kirwan. Mix assisted by Darkmoor. Source material recorded at The Bedroom, London, The Instrument, London, Main Street, Leicestershire, Alfreton Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Baselab, Nottingham, The Big Mouse House, Nottingham. Mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange, London. Song construction at The Bedroom, London. Mixed at The Instrument, London. Design by P.A. Taylor. Photography by Mick Rock. Screenprint by Dan Holliday.

  • Elektrik Soul Psymphonie (Earworm 2006 EGS05 / The First Time Records TFT019)

1. "Mary from San Francisco"
2. "Interlude No.1"
3. "Lovesick Antelopes"
4. "Interlude No.2"
5. "Electric Soul (suite)"
6. "Death drums"
7. "Interlude No.3"
8. "Pale"
9. "Jet Brown"
10. "Yellow Stripes"
11. "Messin with Dan"
12. "Interlude No.4"
13. "The Grip"
14. "Plastic Gods"
15. "Interlude No.5"
16. "Invincible"
17. "Innocent, Clueless and Young"
18. "Red Wall, Little White Lights"
19. "Interlude No.6"
20. "43"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Tape loop manipulation on 11 by Dan Hayhurst. Artwork by Joe Bales. Design by Richard Warren.

EPs[edit]

  • Flashlegs (Suite) (Point Blank 1999 HELL 001)

1. "Flashlegs (Suite)"
2. "Breakfast"
3. "11.22"
12" vinyl, numbered limited edition of 250, in hand-printed sleeve. Artwork by Richard Warren.

1. "Canada"
2. "Frances Says the Knife is Alive"
3. "Touched"
4. "Slow Down Sheena"
Double 10" vinyl, cd.
Drums on 3 by Kev Bales. Fender Rhodes piano on 1 by Lee Horsley. Artwork by Richard Warren and Martin Nesbitt.

  • Pure New Wool (Point Blank 1999 HELL 003, for US FU007)

1. "Temporarily Drifting"
2. "57-59 (Bite the Bullet)"
3. "She"
4. "Pure New Wool"
Drums on 1 and 4 by Louis Divito. Bass on 4 by Darren Sheldon. Pedal steel guitar on 4 by B. J. Cole. Artwork by Richard Warren.

All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

Singles[edit]

  • Scene 30 (Earworm 1999 WORM42)

1. "Scene 30"
2. "Vitamins and Oil"
Limited edition 10" vinyl in hand-printed sleeve.
Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

1. "Constantinople"
2. "Usherettes"
12" vinyl
Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

1. "Kit and Holly"
2. "East Sheen"
7" vinyl
1. "Kit and Holly"
2. "Sixteen Drums"
3. "Don't Cross the Sea"
cd
Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Photography courtesy of Corbis.

1. "Telstar Recovery"
2. "Moving"
3. "Pressure Drop"
4. "Scarab Major 3000"
12" vinyl, cd
Drums on 2 by Kev Bales. Guitar on 2 by Tony (Doggen) Foster. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

1. "Turning On"
2. "Every Household Should Have One"
3. "I'll Always Remember"
4. "Shortwave"
12" vinyl, cd
Drums on 1 by Kev Bales. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

1. "Sudwestfunk No.5 (Esther Brinkmann mix)"
2. "Turning on (Red Snapper mix)"
3. "Siobhan (Click 'n' Follow mix by Thomas Fehlmann)"
4. "Angel Band"
Double 12" vinyl
Drums by Kev Bales. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

1. "Automatic Eyes"
2. "I Love You"
1 Produced and mixed by Flood. Engineered and mixed by Rob Kirwan. Mix assisted by Darkmoor. 2 Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.
7" vinyl
1. "Automatic Eyes"
2. "So Far Away"
3. "Blackened"
cd
1 Produced and mixed by Flood. Engineered and mixed by Rob Kirwan. Mix assisted by Darkmoor. 2, 3 Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

1. "Lately Lonely"
2. "Blue Green Star"
7" vinyl
Drums on 1 by Kev Bales. 1 Produced and mixed by Flood. Engineered and mixed by Rob Kirwan. Mix assisted by Darkmoor. Mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange, London. 2 Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Mastered by Guy Davie at The Exchange, London.
1. "Lately Lonely"
2. "Bastard Cartel"
3. "Getting Older Not Growing Up"
cd
Drums on 1 by Kev Bales. 1 Produced and mixed by Flood. Engineered and mixed by Rob Kirwan. Mix assisted by Darkmoor. Mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange, London. 2, 3 Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

1. "Good on TV"
2. "The Jungle Room"
7" vinyl
1 Produced and mixed by Flood. Engineered and mixed by Rob Kirwan. Mix assisted by Darkmoor. Mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange, London. 2 Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.
1. "Good on TV"
2. "Syd"
3. "Soul Defender"
cd
1 Produced and mixed by Flood. Engineered and mixed by Rob Kirwan. Mix assisted by Darkmoor. Mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange, London. Photograph of Frances Nesbitt by Sue Nesbitt. 2, 3 Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

  • 43 (Enraptured 2006 RAPT4545)

1. "43"
2. "Burning Down"
Limited edition 7" vinyl
Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. All songs by Richard Warren. Artwork by Richard Warren. Design by P.A. Taylor.

Modlang[edit]

Band members[edit]

Richard Warren

Singles[edit]

  • "Slaughtered by the Sun" (Decimal 2005 POINT001)
  • "Annie" (Decimal 2005 POINT002)
  • "New Black Light Machine" (Decimal 2005 POINT003)
  • "Blackhand" (Decimal 2006 POINT004)
  • "I Can Only Love You For a Lifetime" (Decimal 2006 POINT005)

All one-sided 7" vinyl, numbered limited editions of 200.
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Drums by Kev Bales. Saxophone on "Blackhand" by Art Tattersall. Artwork by Richard Warren.

The Cold Light of Day[edit]

Band members[edit]

Richard Warren, Huw Costin, Jim Widdop, Jeff Davenport, Lee Horsley[17]

EP[edit]

  • Flesh and Blood
  1. "Texan Girls"
  2. "How Could You Be So Blind"
  3. "Sunshine Gone"
  4. "Black Stone Empires"

1, 3 by Huw Costin. 2, 4 by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Artwork by Richard Warren.

Richard Warren[edit]

Band members[edit]

Richard Warren

Album[edit]

  • Laments (2010 TV010)

1. "The Devil's My Shepherd"
2. "How Could You be So Blind?"
3. "It's A Crying Shame"
4. "No Companion Like Solitude"
5. "Brother Mary"
6. "Fool Killer"
7. "Make My Life Right"
8. "Nature Boy"
9. "For Someone"
10. "Black Stone Empires"
11. "No Angel"
Drums on 3,4,7 8,9 by Kev Bales. Drums on 2 by Jeff Davenport. Piano/organ/Fender Rhodes on 2,3,4,7,8,9,10 by Lee Horsley. Pedal steel guitar on 2,10 by Jim Widdop.
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Mastered by Noel Summerville (Metropolis). Artwork by Richard Warren and Steve Gullick. Photography by Steve Gullick.

Single[edit]

  • No Angel (2010 TV009)

1. "No Angel (Radio Version)"
2. "I Got Loaded"
3. "No Angel"
1, 3 by Richard Warren. 2 by Camille Bob. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Artwork by Richard Warren.

Album[edit]

  • The Wayfarer (2011 TV013)

1. "Rivington Street"
2. "The Lonesome Singer in the Apocalypse Band"
3. "The Wayfarer"
4. "The Backslider"
5. "Johnny Johnny"
6. "Through the Fire"
7. "Wasteland"
8. "The Willow"
9. "My Heart (Ragged and Broken)"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Mastered by Noel Summerville. Artwork by Richard Warren and Steve Gullick. Photography by Steve Gullick.

  • The Wayfarer (2011 TV013CDBOB) - an alternative 'stripped down' version of the album issued free with the Bucketfull of Brains magazine (no.79)

1. "Rivington Street"
2. "The Lonesome Singer in the Apocalypse Band"
3. "The Wayfarer"
4. "The Backslider"
5. "Johnny Johnny"
6. "Through the Fire"
7. "Wasteland"
8. "The Willow"
9. "My Heart (Ragged and Broken)"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Mastered by Noel Summerville. Artwork by Richard Warren and Steve Gullick. Photography by Steve Gullick.

Single[edit]

  • The Lonesome Singer in the Apocalpyse Band (2011 TV014)

1. "The Lonesome Singer in the Apocalypse Band"
2. "Wasteland"
3. "Wasteland ('stripped down' mix)"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Artwork by Richard Warren.

Single[edit]

  • The Devil in Concordia Parish (Decimal 2012 POINT006)

Limited edition of 100 hand-numbered cds available exclusively at Rough Trade West on Record Store Day 2012.
Song by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren. Artwork by Richard Warren.

Album[edit]

  • Rich Black Earth (Decimal 2013 D007CD / D007LP / D007DL)

1. "Ox"
2. "Rot and Rust"
3. "Rich Black Earth"
4. "Judgement Seat"
5. "Flowers"
6. "Know"
7. "Weeping Tree"
8. "The Berry and the Thorn"
All songs by Richard Warren. Produced and mixed by Richard Warren.

Production[edit]

Remixes[edit]

Engineer/Co-Engineer[edit]

Guitar/Vocals[edit]

Original TV Music[edit]

  • Revealing Secrets (Channel 4 2001)

Songwriting[edit]

Peel Sessions[edit]

[3] [4]

The Hybirds[edit]

  • 17 September 1997, Maida Vale 4, London

- "24", "The Only Ones", "Stranded", "Born Yesterday"
Richard Warren, Louis Divito, Darren Sheldon, Lee Horsley, Sebastian Lewsley

[3] [20]

Echoboy[edit]

  • 19 September 1999, Maida Vale 3, London

- "Zero", "Atonal Apples", "Daylight", "Frances Says the Knife is Alive"
Richard Warren, Doggen Foster, Kevin Bales, Lee Horsley

  • 5 November 2000, Maida Vale 4, London

- "Sudwest Funk No.5", "Schram and Sheddle 262", "Turning On", "Siobhan"
Richard Warren, Lee Horsley, Leon Tattersall, Sam Hempton, Dan Hayhurst, Pete Bassman

  • 30 October 2002 Boat Club, Nottingham

- "Automatic Eyes", "Summer Rhythm", "Wasted Spaces", "Lately Lonely"

  • 12 February 2003 Maida Vale 4, London

- "Lately Lonely", "Automatic Eyes", "High Speed in Love", "Wasted Spaces"
Richard Warren, Lee Horsley, Leon Tattersall, Pauline Kirk, Chris Moore

Rough Trade Compilations[edit]

  • Rough Trade Shops: 25 Years - "Flashlegs (Suite)" (Mute Records 2001)
  • Rough Trade Shops: Counter Culture 05 - "Slaughtered by the Sun" (V2 Records 2006)

Other Compilations[edit]

  • The Tell-Tale Signs of Earworm - "Smiler" (Earworm 1999)
  • Sonar 2000 - "Kit and Holly" (So Dens 2000)
  • Manchester United - Beyond the Promised Land - "Flashlegs (Suite)" (Virgin Records 2000)
  • More Tell-Tale Signs of Earworm - "Scene 30" (Earworm 2001)
  • Textures and Tones - "One Gay Shoe" (Music House 2004)
  • Where the Sea Meets the Sky - "Death Drums" (Earworm 2005)
  • Escale #01 - "43" (lecargo.org)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Short biography". Echoboy. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  2. ^ *Niven, John (2008). Kill Your Friends. William Heinemann Ltd. ISBN 0-434-01799-X. 
  3. ^ a b c *Garner, Ken (2007). The Peel Sessions. BBC Books. ISBN 1-84607-282-4. 
  4. ^ a b "BBC website Peel Sessions". Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  5. ^ "NME 50 best albums of the year so far". Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  6. ^ "DMC Update Zzub chart Laments". Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  7. ^ "The Independent The Wayfarer review". London. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  8. ^ "The Wayfarer review MiddleBoopMag". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  9. ^ "DMC Update Zzub chart The Wayfarer". Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  10. ^ "The Wayfarer review Subba Cultcha". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  11. ^ "Bucketfull of Brains website". Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  12. ^ "Bucketfull of Brains blog". Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  13. ^ "BBC 6 Music website". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  14. ^ "The Rainy Day". Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  15. ^ "withguitars.com". Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  16. ^ "Kings Of the South Seas YouTube". Retrieved 2014-09-28. 
  17. ^ "Mark McNulty website". Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  18. ^ Sinclair, David (1 September 2009). "The Times live review". London. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  19. ^ Pareles, Jon (24 September 2009). "New York Times live review". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  20. ^ "BBC website Peel Sessions". Retrieved 2009-05-16. 

Selected Press[edit]

External links[edit]