David Philips

David Philips – If I Had Wings

Folk, rock, jazz, electronica and psychedelia all converge on David Philips’ 4th album. “This is the album I always wanted to make but never dared to” says Philips who wrote, recorded and produced the record himself. Sticking to his favoured “D.I.Y.” approach Philips also sang all vocals and played all instruments on the album, except for drums and saxophone on the record’s epic, 12 minute psych-folk freak out “Venomous Soul.” He also did the artwork for the release using paintings, drawings and sketches made whilst on tour and at home throughout 2014. Philips’ soulful vocals and highly accomplished guitar playing are the backbone of what is his most adventurous recording to date. “If I Had Wings” is the result of 18 months of writing, recording and live shows and takes us on a journey through past and present, blending folk finger picking, jazz influenced guitar solos, glitch electronica and found sounds (even a few kitchen utensils as percussion) to create a varied audio landscape. At times stripped down and rootsy and at other times expansive and dreamy, yet all tied together by Philips’ carefully crafted songs and stories. Here you can listen to a few samples…

The official release of this record is March 2nd but the music is available on all download and stream platform starting next week.

David Philips – If I Had Wings

Label: Black & Tan Records
Release: 2 March 2015


1. Up There
2. Angel
3. Suffocate (Drift Away)
4. Hummingbird
5. Quiet
6. Samuel Saves the World
7. That Dirty Road
8. If I Had Wings
9. Venomous Soul
10. What Will I Do Without You?

David Philips Live

David Philips will be back on the road in the Benelux in April – May 2015 and in Austria, Germany and Switzerland in July 2015. Here you find a list of dates that are already confirmed:

April 13, Maastricht (NL), private concert
April 15, Amsterdam (NL), Mijke en Co Live @ Sugarfactory (national dutch radio)
April 16 (afternoon), Rotterdam (NL), Live uit Lloyds (RTV Rijnmond)
April 16 (evening), Harderwijk (NL), Catharinakapel
April 17 (afternoon, Leeuwarden )NL), Noardewyn Live @ Omrop Fryslān (radio)
April 17 (evening), Oude Bildtzijl (NL), Sliktones @ Aerden Plaats
April 18, Liege (B), le Parc
April 19, Velsen Noord (NL), Timboektoe
April 24, Steendam (NL), Podiumcafe Peter en Leni
April 25, Maastricht (NL), Magisch Theatertje
April 26, Waardamme (B), Cowboy Up
April 29, Zevenaar (NL), private concert
July 8, Schwaz (A), Eremitage
July 9, Innsbruck (A), private concert
July 10, Gaisruck (A), Stadlblues Chill Out
July 17, Gamlitz (A), Summertime Blues

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