INTERVIEW IN THE BIG TAKEOVER
I had a lovely chat with New York's Big Takeover Magazine earlier this week about my new work, influences, collaborations, the merits of Ziggy Stardust and a lot more. I suggest reading this whilst enjoying a beverage of your choice. I'll be going for a chai latte shortly 🖤.
The Awakening's new video out now
[17 July 2019]
Our new video premiered yesterday on post-punk.com and is now available on YouTube for viewing, sharing and whatever else seems fitting. The song "About You" is from The Awakening's latest album "Chasm" and was made with a lot of love.
Beauty Re-Envisioned album + Storm (acoustic) video out today
[21 June 2019]
I’m pleased to share the video for “Storm (Acoustic Version) with you. It is a newly recorded version of the song I wrote with Michael Ciravolo for last year’s debut Beauty In Chaos album. The new version appears on “Beauty Re-Envisioned” which is out on vinyl, CD and digital today (BUY HERE). The album features new versions and remixes of songs from "Finding Beauty In Chaos", including mixes by Tim Palmer, John Fryer, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus) and many more.
I am fortunate to have a number of mixes of my songs included on this release, alongside songs featuring Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Simon Gallup (The Cure), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) and Al Jourgensen (Ministry), to name but a few. A lesser known fact is that I also leant backing vocals to a selection of songs, including Man Of Faith (Wayne Hussey + Simon Gallup), Drifting (Robin Zander) and a new glammed up version of 20th Century Boy featuring lead vocals by Rolan Bolan (Marc Bolan's son) and harmony vocals by Wayne Hussey.
For "Storm (Acoustic Version)" I had the pleasure of mixing and performing almost everything on this new version, with Michael adding some magical electric guitar goodness. All in all "Beauty Re-Envisioned" is the prefect companion to the debut album and as an added incentive the physical releases include digital bonus tracks not available elsewhere.
I hope you enjoy!
*Video by the wonderful Vicente Cordero with additional editing by yours truly.
I will be performing in Washington DC this Saturday! It is the first show of a new acoustic tour we are currently booking and finalizing dates for. The show is a beautiful intimate acoustic performance, drawing from my work as The Awakening, my solo catalogue, collaborative projects and some of my favourite cover versions. The show can be hosted in small theaters or similar venues, as well as “house concert” options. Tailor-made sets, meet and greets and conversational Q & A’s are also available. Please visit SHOWS for booking details or if you would simply like to see me play in your town. I look forward to seeing you soon! x
NEW UK + EUROPE STORE FOR ASHTON NYTE + THE AWAKENING
[1 March 2019]
The Awakening's new album, "Chasm" is now available in the UK + Europe in both vinyl and CD format, from our new INTERVENTION ARTS UK + EUROPE Store. The new store also features select items from The Awakening's catalogue, like "Anthology XV" and "Tales Of Absolution + Obsoletion", as well as Ashton Nyte albums "Some Kind Of Satellite", "The Valley" and "The Slender Nudes" for the first time. Finally fans in the UK + Europe will have access to my music with more affordable shipping, including significant discounts for multiple unit orders. Please note, South African fans will have a similar option to be announced soon!
New Audio Interview
Lovely in depth conversation with Ryan at Jammerzine. We spoke about new albums, artistic origins and influences, auto-tuned vocals, collaborations, Schecter Guitars, Rock Against Rape, #metoo, tolerance, positive change, live performance and more. Not bad for our first date. Thank you for the chat Ryan, and for making my eyes so blue in this picture. x
Make a large cup of coffee and LISTEN HERE.
SUNDANCE PREMIERE OF RELIVE
[30 January 2019]
Delighted to have worked on the score for Relive with the wonderful Ethan Gold. Here we are celebrating the premiere at Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. Relive is directed by Jacob Estes and stars David Oyelowo, Storm Reid and Mykelti Williamson. A fabulous Blumhouse film!