dMh Unveils Intriguing Album ‘Songs From The North’

A homage to some of his songwriting heroes...

dMh has shared his ambitious cover homage ‘Songs From The North’ in full.

Out now, the record is years in the making, and stems from a fleeting idea to recast ‘She’s Lost Control’ by Joy Division. That one-off session quickly spiralling, with dMh musing on how a generation of Northern artists rose to inspire him.

New album ‘Songs From The North’ is the appropriately titled result. Moving from post-punk to Britpop via sweeping synth phantasias, each track is carefully chosen.

So, you’ll hear The Smiths reimagined, Jethro Tull spun in a new direction, and Scottish heroes The Blue Nile reworked. Moving up to Oasis, ‘Songs From The North is fringed by a desire to celebrate the outsiders, the voices who helped re-shape British music.

The artwork comes from Nick Park – of Wallace & Gromit fame – with dMh commenting…

The idea for this album came whilst tinkering with a version of She’s Lost Control by the famously northern Joy Division, and having previously released a couple of singles which were covers of songs from other bands with connections to the northern reaches of the UK (Jethro Tull, Blackpool, and The Fall, Manchester), plus having recorded many years earlier an unreleased version of ‘Come Together’ by four scousers, I realised I was possibly subconsciously working my way to an album’s worth of covers by northern bands, and so being a northerner myself (Preston) decided it would be fun to actually complete the task and find a bunch more northern songs to be subjected to varying degrees of mutilation.

Tune in now.


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