Family has always been front-and-centre for Leon Vynehall. His breakthrough 2014 EP 'Music For The Uninvited' was inspired by the funk, soul and hip-hop tapes his mum used to play in the car. Spreading organically on the strength of the music, the record finished the year on a plethora of 'Best of the Year' lists including Pitchfork, FACT and Resident Advisor. His follow up 2016's 'Rojus' EP saw Vynehall building more layers and broadening the depth of his music. Fan favourite 'Blush' was certified 'Best New Music' by Pitchfork - and Rojus finished the year in the online magazine's prestigious 'Top 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2016' as well as becoming DJ Mag's 'Album of the Year'. Both releases were a wonderfully eclectic deep-dive into the sounds behind a young talent who now has six-plus years of international DJing and multiple releases under his belt on highly respected imprints such as 3024, Rush Hour and Running Back. Now, with his debut album, 'Nothing Is Still' - released 15th June via Ninja Tune - Vynehall is digging deeper into the family history that inspired his most iconic tracks, whilst returning to his own musical roots. 'Nothing Is Still' is defiantly atmospheric and textural, and finds him harnessing his passion for early contemporary minimalist composers such as Gavin Bryars and Steve Reich as well as records like Philip Glass' 'Koyaanisqatsi' and Terry Riley's 'A Rainbow In Curved Air'.
15 Jan, 2019
The Field Day festival will take place at Meridian Water, London N8 on 7th & 8th June. Primary Talent & Decked Out artists participating include:
...Leon Vynehall (Live)
14 Dec, 2018
NME's 'Albums of the Year 2018', includes a whole host of Primary Talent International artists, including The 1975 at #1.
...01: The 1975 - 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'
...04: Sunflower Bean - 'Twentytwo In Blue'
...25: Tommy Cash - '¥$'
...35: Turnstile - 'Time & Space'
...49: Rejjie Snow - 'Dear Annie'
...53: Pale Waves - 'My Mind Makes Noises'
...61: Agar Agar - 'The Dog & The Future'
...85: Leon Vynehall - 'Nothing Is Still'
13 Nov, 2018
Rough Trade have published their 'Albums of the Year 2018', which includes releases by Primary Talent artists:
...Leon Vynehall - 'Nothing Is Still'
...Anna Calvi - 'Hunter'
...Django Django - 'Marble Skies'
...Hinds - 'I Don't Run'
...Sunflower Bean - 'Twentytwo In Blue'
...Echo Ladies - 'Pink Noise'
04 Oct, 2018
Leon Vynehall's live show at The Kitchen, New York was reviewed in Resident Advisor, for whom he also produced and exclusive podcast.
28 Sep, 2018
The NME's list of their 'Best Debut Albums of 2018 (So Far)' features releases by:
...#7: The Magic Gang - "The Magic Gang"
...#14: Middle Kids - "Lost Friends"
...#16: Leon Vynehall - "Nothing Is Still"
...#19: Pale Waves - "My Mind Makes Noises"
03 Aug, 2018
In June Leon Vynehall released his debut album 'Nothing Is Still', via Ninja Tune which included singles 'Envelopes (Chapter VI)', 'Movements (Chapter III)'. Following the release Vynehall presented his debut immersive live show with a three night, sold out run at Hackney Showroom which Clash described as, "a remarkable, transportive performance."
Today he has announced new worldwide live dates which include a show at London's Hackney Arts Centre, a three night run at New York's iconic The Kitchen, The Warehouse Project x Manchester International Festival, Special Edition and a show at the prestigious Melbourne Recital Centre that will see the band perform with The Impossible Orchestra as part of Melbourne Music Week.
Having already worked with Blue May, the Mercury Music Prize and Brit Award nominated producer / mixer / musical director who mixed 'Nothing Is Still', Vynehall and May have worked closely to reimagine the album as a live performance bringing in some of London's top musicians from the leftfield and jazz scenes including Sam Beste - Piano / Synth, Rob Mullarkey - Bass / Double Bass and Will Ritson - Drums / Percussion with Vynehall sitting at the core as a master of manipulation on Synth / Drum Machines / Guitar and a somewhat dilapidated Lap Steel.
17 Jul, 2018
Leon Vynehall discusses his new album 'Nothing Is Still', with Clash magazine.
02 Jul, 2018
Leon Vynehall is discusses his 'Nothing Is Still' multimedia live show in The 405.
01 Jun, 2018
More great reviews for Leon Vynehall's new album 'Nothing Is Still', out on Ninja Tune.
...8/10 - DJ Mag 'Album of The Month'
...7/10 - Loud & Quiet
...4.5/5 - Narc Mag
Leon's residency on BBC Radio 1 began last night, play back from the link below.
22 May, 2018
Leon Vynehall's new album 'Nothing Is Still', has been receiving excellent early reviews.
...Mixmag 9/10 (Album of the Month)