Nick Talbot (of Gravenhurst) RIP

We were saddened to hear the news about Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst who passed away at 37 years of age.

As Gravenhurst, Talbot released 5 albums and a few singles and EPs and his dark and atmospheric music is channeling the British shoegaze bands of the 90s, the most psychedelic part of post-rock, as well as singers-songwriters of the past, like Paul Simon or Nick Drake.

His most memorable moments must have been his second and third albums, 2004’s Flashlight Season and 2005’s Fire’s In Distant Buildings which were his well-deserved breakthrough to a wider audience.

In his works over the years he has brilliantly covered songs by The Beatles, Hüsker Dü, Michael Jackson, Fairport Convention, Radiohead, Tim Buckley, The Kinks, Broadcast and others.

Nick was from Bristol, UK and he was also a journalist for The Quietus and kept a journalistic blog, called The Police Diver’s Notebook. has taken down the news about Gravenhurst performing the album Flashlight Seasons live in full across the UK and Europe celebrate a decade of work on Warp Records and has posted a couple of announcements upon the news of his death.

Warp Records announced this:

We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst has passed away aged 37. An immensely talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and journalist, he will be hugely missed. Nick’s family and friends request privacy at this difficult time.

Michelle Hilborne, his manager, announced:

I am utterly devastated to confirm that Nick Talbot, also known under the performing name Gravenhurst, has passed away aged 37. The finest, most extraordinary and inspirational songwriter, singer and performer, and a remarkable producer and journalist, Nick’s work has deeply affected so many people all over the world. Outstandingly intelligent, compassionate, fascinating and witty, Nick was the dearest friend and his absence brings indescribable sorrow.

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