Hailing from the North West of England, Gumshoe is the project of solo-artist, songwriter, and producer Phil Hampson.
Off the back of 2019’s When Things Started to Ignite, Hampson has successfully combined noir and subtle 80s new wave influences to create a unique neo-noir sonic landscape. Gumshoe’s forthcoming debut LP, Positive Sinking, out March 5, aims to capture a deeper-rooted chorus of post-punk and dark desert tones.
New Noise Magazine is proud to premiere Gumshoe’s newest single, “Sayonara,” below:
Developing a diversified taste for music in his teenage years, Hampson began songwriting and playing in bands as early as fourteen years old. At seventeen years he had his first official release with Barrow band, Audio Conspiracy, described as “the sort of immersive vocals that evoke a more eloquent but no less mesmerising version of Joy Division.” It was this release that saw the band feature at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Carlisle.
Hampson has worked with many renowned producers over the years, including, Gavin Monaghan (Editors), Bryan Wilson (Stormzy, Wolf Alice), Dan Carey (Fontaines D.C., black midi) and Brett Shaw (Foals, Lady Gaga, Florence + The Machine).
Now entirely self-produced, written and performed, 2021 has gifted the new single “Sayonara” and the eagerly anticipated debut LP, Positive Sinking.
Pre-order and stream Positive Sinking here.