I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut is the debut album of London-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Tuplin and follows two independently released EPs: Open Letters (2016) and Carry The Fire (2014). His voice has a uniqueness expressing itself through the less commonly used, lower register and his song-writing extends beyond the conventions of the genre. In the words of BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, his music is: “Unconventional, conversational and intimate.” The Telegraph Culture Section described his music as, “Stunningly candid…A distinctive deep vocal that has hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan.” Clash Music observed, “A cosmic gem…” with Tuplin “Cooking up something special.”
Recorded with long-time collaborator Mark Estall at Marketstall Studio, South Bermondsey with some recordings taking place in both Tuplin’s and Estall’s living rooms, the album combines electronic and synthesised sounds with acoustic and organic instruments for a ‘retro-futuristic feel’ branching into a genre which could be described as ‘space-folk’.
The theme that underpins this album is escapism, and with that, visions of the cosmos – a debut worthy of attention.
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Artist’s website: http://www.jeremytuplin.com/
“Jeremy Tuplin may be the missing link between Nick Drake and ‘Space Oddity’-era Bowie. “I dreamt I was an Astronaut” is an engaging piece of work, blending excellent folk-based songwriting with creative and gently overarching production that fittingly frames Tuplin’s songs, taking them to a different and unexpected place.” – Folk Radio UK
‘Did We Lose The Fight?’ – live: