All Albums, David Philips
Folk, rock, jazz, electronica and psychedelia all converge on David Philips’ 4th album. “This is the album I always wanted to make but never dared to” says Philips who wrote, recorded and produced the record himself. Sticking to his favoured “D.I.Y.” approach Philips also sang all vocals and played all instruments on the album, except for drums and saxophone on the record’s epic, 12 minute psych-folk freak out “Venomous Soul.” He also did the artwork for the release using paintings, drawings and sketches made whilst on tour and at home throughout 2014. Philips’ soulful vocals and highly accomplished guitar playing are the backbone of what is his most adventurous recording to date. “If I Had Wings” is the result of 18 months of writing, recording and live shows and takes us on a journey through past and present, blending folk finger picking, jazz influenced guitar solos, glitch electronica and found sounds (even a few kitchen utensils as percussion) to create a varied audio landscape. At times stripped down and rootsy and at other times expansive and dreamy, yet all tied together by Philips’ carefully crafted songs and stories.