Alex Newport

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Alex Newport
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Background information
Born (1970-09-12) September 12, 1970 (age 47)
Wolverhampton, England
Occupation(s) producer, engineer, mixer, musician, songwriter, composer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, programming
Years active 1989–present
Website www.alexnewport.com

Alex Newport is an English record producer, mixer, songwriter, and engineer, based in Los Angeles.

Biography[edit]

Newport was born in Wolverhampton, UK in 1970 and grew up in the Midlands area. He is currently living in Los Angeles and is the owner of Future Shock recording studio. Newport was the founding member of UK noise-rock band Fudge Tunnel and the industrial project Nailbomb.

After producing records for At the Drive-In (In/Casino/Out, 1998 and Vaya, 1999) and The Mars Volta (Tremulant, 2002), in addition to projects with Knapsack, Samiam and Death Cab For Cutie Newport became a highly in-demand producer.

His work with Death Cab for Cutie was Grammy nominated and in 2011 he commenced an ongoing relationship with the Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, AKA City And Colour. In February 2011, Newport produced City And Colour’s “Little Hell” which was recorded and mixed entirely on analog tape. It was followed in 2013 with “The Hurry and the Harm” – the second consecutive album to reach #1 on the Canadian charts and a top 20 Billboard US album.

He also mixed the album for the collaborative project between City and Colour and Pink called You+Me as well as the mix for Team Spirit‘s new album Killing Time and The Foo Fighters Nate Mendel's new project Lieutenant.

In 2013 Alex produced Bloc Party’s critically acclaimed top five UK album “FOUR”. It was a return to form for the band with a more guitar oriented sound reminiscent of their debut “Silent Alarm”.

Other notable productions and mixes include work with Seahaven, No Devotion, The Sounds, Frank Turner, Two Gallants and Tokyo's Polysics.

Recently, Alex mixed the debut album by Toronto buzzband Weaves, and produced & mixed the debut album for Brighton, UK faves Tigercub, as well as producing & mixing the new EP from LA's Bleached.

Alex also sings and performs as one half of Red Love, with Matt Tong (ex-Bloc Party) – their debut album was released in Feb 2017.

Collaborators[edit]

Artists for whom Newport has produced or mixed include:

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