I Need Something
Newton Faulkner Releases I Need Something on 7th May 2007 through Ugly Truth Records.
'I Need Something' is a wistful, passionate and throaty vocal twisted around beautifully soulful and melancholy melodies captivatingly teased out of his acoustic guitar. Newton's two EP's so far, 'Full Fat' (released last March) and 'UFO' (released in December) both totally sold-out of their limited run of 3,000 copies. 'Full Fat' reached No 1 on the Amazon singles chart without any promotion.
Newton was taught guitar by the legendary Eric Roche and his use of the guitar far outstrips the norm, managing to effortlessly blend finger picking, multiple harmonics, pulls and taps to make the instrument not only a stringed one, but also a tool of percussion. Combine this with his relaxed vocals, which swing from sweet falsetto to throaty emotion, with a healthy dose of something in between rap and scat and you have something truly unique. Newton's songs contain snapshots of lyrical humour, tenderness and rawness in equal measure.
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