“I’m happy to be on a label I know believes in my music”
Rising singer-songwriter Andrew Cushin has signed to Pete Doherty’s record label, Strap Originals.
The 21-year-old musician from Newcastle, who has been tipped as the next Sam Fender, was announced yesterday (16 October) as a new signing to the label and is now recording his new EP at Albion Rooms in Margate. Huh.
Speaking about the signing, Kushin said: “I am delighted to be on a label that I know believes in my music and is ready to support me on this project.
“Both Jay and Peter understand very well what we want to achieve and have worked incredibly hard to get this deal going. I can’t wait to see what the future holds at Strap Originals.”
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A press statement said that Kushin “has a nuanced, versatility for songwriting.”
It continued: “The words they conjure up are highly personal and reflect modern social issues, but those serious themes are delivered through the lyrics with expansive, pint-in-the-air singalong appeal. It’s a talent that’s winning over a growing army of fans, most notably Noel Gallagher, who produced and performed Andrew’s single “Where My Family Gone.”
Andrew’s latest single ‘Memories’ was produced by Grammy winner Richard Woodcraft (who has worked with Radiohead, Michael Kiwanuka, Paolo Nutini). The track was mixed by John Davis (Royal Blood, Dua Lipa, The Killers).
Kushin’s upcoming live dates are listed below; Tickets can be obtained directly from the locations.
23 – Newcastle, Hit North Festival
1 – London, Camden Assembly
2 – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
9 – Manchester, yes
Last year, Cushin shared his track ‘Where My Family Gone’, which saw him teaming up with Noel Gallagher. The Oasis icon produced the musician’s latest effort and, after being sent some early demos of the singer, plays guitar on the track.
talking to GranthshalaOf course, Cushin explained that his manager recorded live footage from the initial gig and sent it to Noel—who later offered his services to the upcoming singer.
Describing his experience with Gallagher, Cushin said: “When Noel arrived, I was bricking it. He shook my hand and we had a direct conversation. We talked about our families and all their great times from the ’90s. talked about and it gave me instant relief.
“It meant that by the time I went to do the first vocals and some of the chords, I knew I was there to work. I thought ‘Let’s just try and influence that and get it as good as it gets’ As much as it should be.”
Cushin went on to say that his time in the studio with Gallagher proved to be surreal.
“There were moments when I had to pinch myself and thought Noel was standing at that mixing desk planning how the drums should play next. It was a surreal experience but I cherished every moment of it,” he said .