Debut a lifetime in the making

Jamie Woon’s debut album mirrorwriting has been three years in the making… and a lifetime in the writing.

You can see the results when Jamie plays Brighton’s Concorde 2 on June 8.

Spokesman Warren Higgins said: “These are twelve pitch-perfect gems that combine forward-thinking production with beautifully-crafted songs: a sonic support-system that frames and holds Woon’s luminous voice in all the right places. It’s intimate without being obvious, emotional without being syrupy and honest without being confessional.

“This is a calming record, made for himself and for other people. He’s crafted a raft of dreamy, unsettled melancholy, pieces of music which try to shake off anxiety by finding a groove and songs that aim to evoke inscrutable things. Woon claims there are at least four songs about going for a walk.”

Warren added: “Jamie Woon has had a remarkable few months. Back in October he released Night Air, an irresistibly-understated combination of Jamie’s uniquely-supple voice, his subtly-compulsive beats and a sky full of atmosphere. It was written with some additional production from Burial, and came with a remix from producer Ramadanman.

“The next month he was featured in The Guardian’s New Band Of The Day, and four weeks later found himself playlisted at Radio 1 and hovering at the top end of the BBC’s Sounds of 2011 poll come the start of the year. He’s since enjoyed a sell-out tour and announced a second for early summer including a date at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.”