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Mark

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Making this video was quite an eye-opener. What started off as a simple idea inspired by the Snorricam scene in ‘Requiem For a Dream’ spiralled and sprouted until the agreed aim of my brothers Rolfin Nyhus and Ben Sommers and I became nothing less than to wrap the glorious grime and wonder of late-night Soho into a tiny bundle of lurid cinematic joy. Digging around in the piss-stained pockets of Soho Square for the torn corner of a John Deakin photograph, we scratched at the ripped posters of a Greek Street alley and found The Heart of Saturday Night.

Using discounted modern tools, we tried to catch a glimpse of the dark magic which stranded O’Toole in the Coach and Horses and left John Hurt wandering the gutters outside. It’s still there, that magic. The volume has been turned up, there’s a new code, the crowds are intense, and many of them are curious visitors who vacate the area well before closing time. Soho has the filth and the room the for the TikTok generation, and they love it. The neon still shimmers oppressively … admirably excessive … broken, buzzing, dirty.

The bricks are old, weathered to crumbling by our kinetic, indulgent energy. As the new builds go up, the clouds of dust and noise engulf them to add decades. When they’re finished they look nothing like the brochure. There’s still the hanging faces of the ones who work too many of the wrong hours in the dark streets and the windowless broom-cupboard kitchens. There’s still the optimism of the young, who glide giddily arm-in-arm in the late, warm evening, as if the place is not ready to eat them up in the early hours. Then there’s the ones who know exactly how a Soho night can brilliantly degrade, and they’re there for it all.

Soho’s is an old energy, a history murky, human and honest enough to flourish and be experienced as a meaningful present in the 21st century. It makes sense when you think about it, we all need to get out of our box once in a while, and now, more than ever, we need a place to do it.


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I'm pleased to say that my new record 'O Veisalgia' is now released. I am beyond proud of this album and I hope you enjoy it. So many special people helped me make it and we tried to push each other to make something special. It is available on beautiful limited edition yellow vinyl, excellent-sounding limited edition CD and digital through Bandcamp.'A longing for a better past, and a hope for rebuilding, is apparent throughout the enthralling O Veisalgia' - Obscure Sound'A journey through themes of urban violence, digital disconnection, and the fragile ties that bind us in this rapidly evolving era' - Musikepool O Veisalgia Interview - York Calling

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Myself and the amazing Sarah McCaig will be heading our on our first DE/UK tour for a while - we cannot wait to see old friends and meet new ones. The touring world has changed a fair bit, we'll be dodging new regulations, driving for the first time and hitting a few new venues, as some of our old favourites have shut down. We are currently rehearsing and excited about taking the old, new and developing songs out on the road.

Here are the dates, please find one close to you and come see us!

More info: russelljoslinmusic.co.uk/GIGS

03.05 - House concert - Netphen (DE)
04.05 - Domhan - Wuppertal (DE)
05.05 - House concert - Maintal (DE)
08.05 - Mandy’s Lounge - Homburg (DE)
09.05 - Strawanza - Bamberg (DE)
10.05 - Q - Marburg (DE)
25.05 - Stapleton House - Kirkby Fleetham (UK)
26.05 - Northern Guitars - Leeds (UK)
27.05 - The Strines Nightingale - Stockport (UK)
02.06 - Eli’s Rose & Crown - Langport (UK)
04.06 - The Old Warehouse - Kingsbridge (UK)
07.06 - The Drawingroom - Chesham (UK)
15.06 - The Betsey Trotwood - London (UK)
28.06 - The Jenny Lind - Hastings (UK)

See you out there!

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‘O Veisalgia’ London album launch - November 8th 2023, 7.30pm
@ The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington 

🎟️ TICKETS: https://link.dice.fm/Md1ddd2a5f1e

Support: MOCK DEER

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Pleased to say that my new album is now in its final stages. It's sounding killer and I can't wait to release it. I have launched a limited pre-order and crowdfunding page at Indiegogo to help with the expensive mixing/mastering/cd + vinyl production process. Please get involved and support if you can. You'll hear the album / see the artwork & final updates way before release date and be a part of bringing this independent record into the world thank you 

LINK: https://igg.me/at/russelljoslin

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'Intense and artistically serious mental cinema - a hymn for the streets' - MangoWave'Russell Joslin‘s newly released track “Streetfight” is a gripping traversal through London’s early hours and its inhabitants, through the scope of a nighttime drive' - Obscure Sound
'Russell Joslin takes us on a journey of tension, anxiety and the lawlessness of late-night London' - The Other Side Reviews‘Dance floor friendly yet bleak' - The Joy of Violent Movement