Shaking Rain (single) – Nick Stephenson (2016)
Shaking Rain was written in December 2014 and released as a single on 08/03/2016. Produced an engineered by Steve Rodford. Song by Nick Stephenson © 2016
One Thing (single) – Nick Stephenson (2016)
One Thing was written in January 2014. The song made it to the final of the National Songwriting Competition in June 2015 and was part of a Memory Tape Playlist for BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne in December 2015.
Released 29th January 2016. Song by Nick Stephenson, produced by Steve Rodford © 2016. Photography by Kate Snowdon.
Wide Lying Smiles – Nick and The Sun Machine (2014)
Released 8th March 2014. All songs by Nick Stephenson, arranged by The Sun Machine © 2014. Produced by Andy J Davies. Artwork by George White.
Dream Logic – Nick Stephenson (2010)
This project started in 2008, with sound engineer Justin French (who’s worked with St. Albans based musicians Enter Shikari) Nick and Justin also worked alongside Producer and multi-instrumentalist Bill Johnson. The album is enhanced by a collaboration with cellist Michael Wigram.
The ‘ONLINE ONLY’ Giant’s Causeway is a solo E.P recorded in January 2013 and released a year later.
Although this is predominantly a solo project, Nick and the Sun Machine make contributions to ‘God’s little soldiers’, ‘The Murderous food incident’ and an earlier version of ‘A reason with me’. Michael Wigram, who played on Nick’s debut album Dream Logic, plays cello on the songs ‘No Golden Returns’ and ‘The Woman holds me tight’. Nick Stephenson co produced Giant’s Causeway with Justin French.
Breeze was recorded in March/ April 2012 and was originally intended as a soundtrack for an iphone game where the player controls the wind.
The front cover used for the album was painted by the artist Charles Burchfield and is entitled Autumnal Fantasy (1916 -1944). The image reflects the dream-like music within. A strange and enchanting concoction of cinematic folk/electronic.
Available to listen to on Soundcloud
The ‘E.P Collection’ is a compilation of the three E.P’s released leading up to Nick Stephenson’s debut album Dream Logic (Every Small Movement, I Heard the Quiet and Almost Dream Logic)
As well as containing nearly all of the songs from those E.P’s, it includes previously unreleased demos of ‘No Golden Returns’, ‘The Glass Clinic’ and ‘Ice in the Fireplace’ plus two unreleased Ground Dust recordings (recorded just before the band split up in Feb 2010)
Nick also covers Fairport Convention (‘Farewell, Farewell’) Kate Bush (‘Hounds of love’) and Wilco (Jusus ect.) with singer Katie Masson.