Napoleon IIIrd

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Napoleon IIIrd Short Info

Napoleon IIIrd is a composer, musician, producer and sound artist currently based in Holmfirth, spending his formative years in London, Leeds and Wakefield via a childhood shrouded within the Vale of Evesham. His music is a rich tangle of sounds and melodies made from antique organs and car-boot keyboards, strummed chords, driving rhythems and rich drones. Many of his songs are world-weary comments on modern life, set against an expansive musical backdrop. As a sound artist he has produced publicly funded installations for Union Chapel in London, Leeds Central Library and Leeds Light Night amongst others.

Five years in the making, Napoleon IIIrd’s third album is now complete and will be release later this year. The album, recorded by the same five piece band with whom he now performs live, is a dramatic mix of majestic dream pop, drone rock and classical minimalism.
His second album, Christiania, was released on Nov 8th 2010 to a fanfare of critical acclaim in the mainstream music media.
Napoleon IIIrd’s discography includes two early EPs and a debut album, entitled “In Debt To:”. 2009 saw the release of his third EP, entitled Hideki Yukawa after the groundbreaking Japanese scientist. He also played to a full house at Club NME (KOKO) and played a plethora of European festivals and clubs during this time.

Napoleon IIIrd has also remixed artists including The Cribs, ¡Forward, Russia!, Sky Larkin, Mat Riviere, Ill Ease and Los Campesinos!, and played alongside bands as diverse as Wild Beasts, Damo Suzuki, Hot Chip, Crushed Beaks and Willy Mason.

PRESS

An embarrassment of musical riches... a perfect late curio of 2010. - 8/10 NME

Sheer pop-hook majesty and killer choruses... pure inspiration - Sunday Times ****

An eccentric who deserves to be considered the peer of fellow electro-melodicists Fuck Buttons and Animal Collective - MOJO

The melodies are generous, the emotions writ large, and the arrangements thrilling. - Word

There's an appealing spirit of English eccentricity to James Mabbett's second album... it channels influences as far-flung as Brian Wilson, Balearic house and space rock. - The Observer

Swirling atmospheric backdrops take you on bizarre aural trips... an infectiously entertaining, from-the-heart album - Artrocker

Christiania is faultless. - (Recommended Album) The Line Of Best Fit

It's not often that an album like this comes along... a masterpiece. - ***** God Is In The TV

An inarguably majestic affair - **** The Big Issue

An off-kilter trip-pop wonder, recalling the likes of Panda Bear and Dan Deacon. - Clash

Life and vivacity flows through the album... stunning. - 8/10 Drowned In Sound

Nine songs of remarkable breadth and magnitude...Napoleon IIIrd is rightly celebrated as one of the most distinctive and intriguing contemporary artists. - High Voltage

Christiania's dense pop productions merit further investigation and reveal a perverse intelligence at work. - Stool Pigeon

A true master of the kind of outsider pop that's created for bespectacled youths turned off by chart hits. - Loud & Quiet

Napoleon IIIrd sweats undiluted awesome power. The kind of performance that makes you want to call everyone you care about and tell them they should be here to see it. - The Fly

Napoleon IIIrd is a composer, musician, producer and sound artist currently based in Holmfirth, spending his formative years in London, Leeds and Wakefield via a childhood shrouded within the Vale of Evesham. His music is a rich tangle of sounds and melodies made from antique organs and car-boot keyboards, strummed chords, driving rhythems and rich drones. Many of his songs are world-weary comments on modern life, set against an expansive musical backdrop. As a sound artist he has produced publicly funded installations for Union Chapel in London, Leeds Central Library and Leeds Light Night amongst others.

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Discography Napoleon IIIrd

  • 2010 Christiania Album | Brainlove
  • 2007 In Debt To Album | Brainlove

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