4ourth4loor’s debut album Songs from the Fourth Floor
4ourth4loor is the innovation of Electronica artist Andrew Tomlinson. Andrew’s hometown of Hull – City of Culture 2017 – and the surrounding countryside influence his songwriting and the debut 4ourth4loor album, ‘Songs from the Fourth Floor’ reflects Andrew’s East Riding origins spanning influences from ghosts and memories, love and loss to sublime highs and deathly lows.
Songwriter Graham Brady: “I was ready to think it would be good but I actually think it is fantastic. I played it through about three or four times it’s got some real positive energy…”
Journalist Phil Ascough on BBC Radio: “It sounds amazing – really contemporary electronic dance style with loads of remix potential”
Red Herring Music Blogger “It’s fresh and totally contemporary electronic dance music. The album flows from hard-edged dance to an ethereal chill out close.”
Media producer Darren Edwards: “It’s got big commercial potential…”
Red Guitar Hallam Lewis “Love it – very vibey, and catchy too! It’s great.”
The album cover photograph of Andrew by Richard Duffy-Howard has already had major recognition as the winning entry in the Music Industry Yorkshire music photography competition. Chosen by a host of top photographers who contribute to NME, Select, Kerrang, Q, MOJO, Rolling Stone, Vice, GQ, Rolling Stone and Billboard the image is part of June’s Creative and Cultural Company Photography Festival at Pride of Place Art Space in Hull’s Princes Quay Shopping Centre.
Andrew has created a series of atmospheric videos to accompany the tracks. Listen to Ray of Sunlight here:
Andrew Tomlinson – composer, songwriter, guitar and programming.
Andrew’s first musical influences stem from new wave artists such as Soft Cell, Front 242, Severed Heads and Cabaret Voltaire. Later he was influenced by rap groups such as Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. Lyrical influences come from Jacques Brel, Marc Almond and Charles Aznavour. Andrew is currently working on his second 4ourth4loor studio album.
Louise Duffy-Howard – vocals.
Former Red Guitar bassist and Planet Wilson resident, Louise loves singing, playing music and musical collaborations. Influences include early music, viola da gamba, cello, polyphonic voices, medieval buildings, the ocean, stained glass, spoken word and musicians from JAMC to Jordi Savall.
The album has already attracted the attention of the regional media and has gained business support as part of Hull’s cultural activity. See newspaper articles in the 4ourth4loor Digital Media Store