“Delicate and emotionally evoking, its beauty is something that will either make you feel happy or verging on gloomy. But it’s beautiful, nevertheless.” Planet Notion
“While a clear focal point, Boxes’ emotionally enriching voice manages not to upstage the instrumental. In the same way that Justin Vernon of Bon Iver made people fall for him with his stunning falsetto, the emotionally raw and softly growling vocals here conjure up the same effect, introducing a more solemn tone.” This Is Fake DIY
Following on from last year’s award-winning Silent Alarm EP, multi-instrumentalist Boxes returns with his stunning new single ‘Red Skies’ taken from upcoming debut album Stickers, which is out 7th May.
Continuing the playful electronic bleeps and hushed vocals of his earlier releases, ‘Red Skies’ is Boxes’ most powerful track to date and marks a newfound maturity within its lush string arrangements and subtle guitars.
Entwining healthy amounts of pop with dance music, the latest release from Boxes is undeniably a song for evocative movie montages, with its soaring, anthemic choruses and sweet lyrics.
South-London based Boxes, better known to his mum as Carey Willetts (also Athlete’s bassist), has totally immersed himself into his current guise with his guitars, loop pedals and iPad.
Testament to his one-man-band ethos in which he defies convention and proves that a talented musician needs no more than himself and his instruments to create a record encapsulating a huge sound, while staying true to the charm possessed by what is essentially a lone singer-songwriter.
Fri 27th April Leeds Cockpit
Sat 28th April Nottingham Bodega
Mon 30th April Glasgow Arches
Tue 1st May Manchester Ruby Lounge
Thu 3rd May Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Fri 4th May London Lexington
Fri 11th May Brighton Great Escape Festival