Saturday, 29 October 2011

Cura Machines at Golden Hum (Video)

I'm back from the studio, very tired but today went well. I got into a groove and despite being sick of the sound of my own voice (finally), Mr Lea and I managed to get a lot of good work done. Here is a video of me being weird whilst Daniel actually does his job.

Cura Machines, Studio Clip from Joseph Coward on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Cura Cura Cura

I'm off for four days to record with Daniel Lea's latest brain child Cura Machines, we're currently working on an EP to be released some time next year.

More exciting news on this to follow, pay attention please.


New acquaintance Chris Martin co-presents a programme on Tequila Radio called 90 Minutes Of New Music. Along with Bryony Adams, he makes for a good host and plays my records from time to time; he is in my good books as a result.

Tune in from 4:30 on Monday afternoons.

The last part of the most recent programme featured my latest available track ("Somewhere Underwater"), click here to listen.

Sunday, 23 October 2011


This morning my forthcoming single, "If You Want To Get Going, Get Talking (To Me)", was publicly played for the first time on Jo Good's BBC 6Music morning programme. Now that it's out there, so to speak, I've decided to add the track to my MySpace page so you can listen to it at your leisure.

I believe the 7" will be coming out mid-late November, I'll keep you updated.

Saturday, 22 October 2011


England's Official Best Group, Factory Floor gave an interview to Prefix Magazine concerning their American debut. Read here.

(Perhaps I should feel embarrassed about effectively having become an unofficial biographer of theirs, given the amount that I blog about them, but they're such an exciting prospect that I'm not.)

Friday, 21 October 2011


Today I took part in a group interview for a piece on O Genesis, to be featured in Artrocker. I enjoyed spending the afternoon with Nik Void, Tim Burgess, Replicas, Blood Music, Jack Underwood and Sophie Williams.

Gavin Watson then took some photographs of us all, at which point I simply couldn't contain myself any longer.

The article will be out by the end of the November, I'm told.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

QoH, Poppy etc

Last night was my appearance at the Queen Of Hoxton. I ran into Mat Horne who lends his name to the event, he was very nice.

Thanks to Stuart Whiffen for asking me to play.

Poppy Tibbetts played before me, I liked her music; you should listen to it. I hope to play on the same bill as her again soon.

For those who haven't heard, my new single "If You Want To Get Going, Get Talking (To Me)" is scheduled for release at the end of the month. It should be available for pre-order on the O Genesis website soon enough, I'll post a link when it's available.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Falling Back In Love

It's been years but where better to start over than with this song?

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Free Download, Courtesy of O Genesis

To mark the release of my upcoming single "If You Want To Get Going, Get Talking (To Me)", O Genesis have generously decided to give away a new track of mine, called "Somewhere Underwater" which was recorded during my latest session with Tim Burgess and Jim Spencer, held at Eve Studios in Stockport.

Follow this link to get hold of the new track

The song was written in late 2009 with my best friend and then-bandmate Samuel Jacob; he had put together what I thought was a sad and strange chord sequence, I found it to be incredibly evocative and I wrote the lyrics in one sitting after a flash of weird inspiration. Maybe they could have done with a going over after I first wrote them down but I kept the original cut because I believed it to be me at my most honest, as a writer and as a singer.

I very much hope you enjoy my latest effort.

Jack Underwood

The next record to be released by O Genesis will be poet Jack Underwood's reading of "Wilderbeast". Listen to the B-side, called "Toad".

 Toad by O Genesis Recordings

Jack was published by Faber & Faber in 2009, in their volume "New Poets 4"; he currently lectures at Goldsmith's University, London; he co-edits the anthology series "Stop Sharpening Your Knives". I was at the studio when Jack came to record his poems and I sat on the stairs by the live room to listen to his reading. His kind-of-undulating style reminded me of Ginsberg, as did some of the sexual content of "Wilderbeast".

I love the idea that O Genesis will be releasing a spoken word record, since there is a great tradition of poets releasing recordings of their works and I think it's probably best to hear a poem straight from the author's mouth. My favourite poets Larkin and Ginsberg did it, Tennyson did it - practically bellowing his verse into the microphone - and now Jack Underwood's doing it.

When the record comes out, get a copy because it'll be something worth keeping for a long time.