Tribute: Nick Talbot, Gravenhurst

GravenhurstBristolian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Talbot (aka Gravenhurst) has sadly passed away, aged 37.

The Warp Records signed artist released five acclaimed solo albums throughout his career, and also co-founded Silent Age Records with fellow musician Guy Bartell.

Nick first rose to prominence as a solo artist when his former band, Assembly Communications disbanded in 2002.

His complex sound, informed in equal measure by folk and feedback, granted Nick a loyal following and widespread critical acclaim for standout albums The Western Lands and Fires in Distant Buildings.

He was also a keen music journalist, writing regularly for respected online magazine The Quietus.

Warp Records said in a statement: ‘We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick Talbot, aka Gravenhurst, has passed away aged 37. An immensely talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and journalist, he will be hugely missed. Nick’s family and friends request privacy at this difficult time.’

His manager Michelle Hilborne said: ‘I am utterly devastated to confirm that Nick Talbot, also known under the performing name Gravenhurst, has passed away.

‘The finest, most extraordinary and inspirational songwriter, singer and performer, and a remarkable producer and journalist, Nick’s work has deeply affected so many people all over the world. Outstandingly intelligent, compassionate, fascinating and witty, Nick was the dearest friend and his absence brings indescribable sorrow.’

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