The album is available to pre-order here.
I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut is the debut album of London-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Tuplin and follows 2 independently released EPs: Open Letters (2016) and Carry The Fire (2014). His voice has a uniqueness expressing itself through the less commonly used, lower register and his song-writing extends beyond the conventions of the genre. In the wordsof BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, his music is: “Unconventional, conversational and intimate.” The Telegraph Culture Section described his music as, “Stunningly candid…A distinctive deep vocal that has hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan.” Clash Music observed, “A cosmic gem…” with Tuplin “Cooking up something special.,”
Recorded with long-time collaborator Mark Estall at Marketstall Studio, South Bermondsey with some recordings taking place in both Tuplin’s and Estall’s living rooms, the album combines electronic and synthesised sounds with acoustic and organic instruments for a ‘retro-futuristic feel’ branching into a genre which could be described as ‘space-folk’.
The theme that underpins this album is escapism, and with that, visions of the cosmos – a debut worthy of attention.
About Jeremy Tuplin
Originally from Wiltshire in the West of England, Jeremy Tuplin now plies his trade as singer-songwriter in the nations’s capital, London. Prior to recording his latest album he’s self-release 2 EPs: Open Letters (2016) and Carry The Fire (2014).
His work to date has attracted high praise:
“A cosmic gem… cooking up something special…”
– Clash Music
“Unconventional, conversational and intimate.”
– Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
“Hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan… Stunningly candid.”
– The Telegraph Culture
“One of the founding fathers of the lesser known genre of space folk”
“A show-stealing affair.”
– For The Rabbits
“A fine wordsmith… delivers lines in a compelling fashion.”
“A gorgeous, swooning, romantic EP… A tight, careful, ornate beauty over 5 tracks. It sounds effortless, which is a grand achievement.”
– Independent Clauses
“His deep, emotive voice is the star of this album. It has a singularity to it that makes me think of singers like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.”
– The Modern Folk
“His songs are rich in imagery and texture… I am reminded of folk greats like Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young who moved away from the common formula and created albums that stand out the test of time.”
– Sphere Music
“A fine folk affair.”
– Pure M Magazine
“Cohenesque… A dextrous lyricist with an ear for gentle melody.”
– Whisperin and Hollerin
“Jeremy gets under the skin of what it is to be… The Morning Sun is a special piece.”
– Song Club East Blog
“Guitars plucked to perfection, rich vocals and lyrics that are as imaginative as they are touching, ‘Carry the Fire’ is an album that could compete with the best folk artists of modern times.”
– Right Chord Music
“Richly characterful, resonant vocals and idiosyncratic delivery with tones that draw maximum impact from the feeling locked into his songs.”
– Amazing Radio’s Aaron Phillips
Photograph of Jeremy Tuplin courtesy of Holly Whittaker Photography 2017.