Adam Cleaver, ‘Man or Beast’ EP out now

A writer of alternative folk, songwriter Adam Cleaver’s new EP is out now, capturing his own personal journey through his twenties with a wistful and sometimes tongue-in-cheek glance into his world. Filled with rumbling drum beats, anthemic riffs and Adam’s entrancing vocals, ‘Man or Beast’ is a captivating listen, typified by track ‘The Salt Mine’ which can be heard below, alongside our interview with the man himself.

  1. Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?

I started playing a good while ago, but didn’t really write to show anyone. It was a sort of poetic medication. I was studying about 3 years ago and it wasn’t working out. Around that time I started writing and playing songs in London and everything just kind of snowballed.

 

  1. What are your main ambitions in the industry?

I find new goals all the time. I suppose when I look at it, the biggest hope is that the goals keep getting bigger.

 

  1. When did you start writing your own songs/music?

I taught myself to play guitar pretty much exclusively so that I could write my own songs. I was fifteen and my parents had bought me a really crappy classical guitar. As soon as I was able to string chords together I started writing.

 

  1. What would you say is your music career highlight to date?

There’s a couple of things that stand out. Being Lauren Laverne’s headphones moment was a bit of a trip.

 

  1. Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?

Influence comes from all sorts of places. I mean listening to music is key but I haven’t found the ceiling yet on what can spark an idea. People have likened me to Fleet Foxes, Jeff Buckley, Ben Howard and a couple of others.

 

  1. What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?

Listen to it loud.

 

  1. Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?

There is so much great new music in London! I could talk forever, but for some essential listening: HAWK, Benjamin Yellowitz and Nick Edward Harris to name just a few.

 

  1. Any gigs coming up?

I’ve got a big show coming up on September 3rd at The Old Queens Head in London to launch ‘Man or Beast’. I’m going a little crazy for that. It will be awesome, everyone is invited.

 

  1.   Where can we find/follow you online?

     If you head to Adamcleaver.com you can find me on all of the usual sites. Drop me a line, I like to chat!

 

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