Richard Smith

”Sunderland’s Richard Smith has given his songwriting skills a number of vehicles to test drive, from the early Interpol-shapes of Widows to the more recent Ryan Adams & the Cardinals-aping Chased By Wolves. Now writing and releasing music under his own name he may have just found his own sound to go with it. Richard continues with the pastoral shades of his last outfit but with much more bare and psychedelia-tinged instrumentation in the hypnotic rhythms and frequencies.”

”Absolutely beautiful” – Drowned in sound.

”If you’re a fan of Interpol, Apse or perhaps even some of the mellower moments from The National’s back catalogue, this’ll provide a dark, brooding Wearside equivalent.” – Art Rocker.

”gorgeous, a beautiful piece of music” – Simon raymonde (Bella union records)

”The sublime ‘Wishing Well’, with its delicate guitar and haunting viola that sit beneath tribal percussion and a vocal that breezes over the mix.” – GoldFlakePaint.

  • Lau
  • The Water
  • Your Ghost
  • On the fall of the first leaves in November
  • Hell hound on my trail
  • Waiting on winter
  • A secret love
  • Wishing Well