Retro R&B Rocker's Fourth Album On Vinyl LP!
Singer, songwriter, and record producer, Nick Waterhouse is known for his unique retro sound that has sprouted from rhythm & blues, jazz and soul. Some of his music influences include Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, and Bert Berns. One of his greatest influences came from his employment at the San Francisco record store Rooky Ricardo's Records where he was apprentice to shop owner Richard Vivian.
The fourth album from Nick Waterhouse is called "Nick Waterhouse". And whether intentional or not, it is perhaps his most reflective and reflexive album, employing all of the mature production techniques learned throughout his professional career while retaining a viscous edge that allows it to land with colossal impact more raw, heavy and overtly confrontational than anything he's made before. Recorded in Hollywood, California at Electro Vox Recorders (the last surviving "Golden Era" '50s style footprint a la Gold Star, Master Recorders, et al.), Nick Waterhouse was cut with a gang of new faces and recurring true believers and co-produced by Paul Butler. Nick's songs here are personal, but personal in the way that "Please Mr. Postman", "What's Going On" and "Cathy's Clown" are intimate, direct, yet still malleable enough for listeners to suffuse their own life stories into the mix. "Adapt or die," Nick wails, sardonically, on crime-jazz blitz "Black Glass", telling you all you need to know about his process.
"For an updated throwback to rock and soul, look no further than musician Nick Waterhouse, whose weathered voice and nimble guitar come to life on 'Song for Winners,' the first single off his upcoming self-titled album. The L.A.-based artist sounds like he easily could have fit in mid-20th century with his fuzzy-edged R&B, but keeps things updated and interesting with jazzy interludes and earnest, unfussy delivery. While the track may start off with a rock 'n' roll vibe, it quickly evolves into a bluesier groove that shows off his classic style." - Time
"Catchy from the start, 'Song for Winners' is what it sounds like, making full use of its saxophone solos and gravelly vocals and showcasing only the best of Nick Waterhouse's skills in rhythm and blues and road-trip-ready guitar." - Consequence of Sound
• Vinyl LP
1. By Heart
2. Song For Winners
3. I Feel An Urge Coming On
5. Black Glass
1. Wreck The Rod
2. Which Was Writ
3. Man Leaves Town
4. Thought & Act
5. El Viv
6. Wherever She Goes (She Is Wanted)