Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Mock Deer. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked his vintage sound.
I immediately liked the noir and mysterious atmosphere created by Mock Deer’s music.
A sound that has distant roots, a way of composing music from the past which, however, manages to be modern at the same time.
The chord progression and rhythmic variations are never predictable and banal and the listener remains glued to the speakers from the first to the last second.
The tone of the warm and dreamy voice is beautiful, perfect for telling the stories of the lyrics.
The tremolo effect on the guitars and the cadence of the drums make the new single “Let the Cold Light In” hypnotic and twilight.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Let the Cold Light In is Mock Deer’s Single Out Now!
Dreamy and Magical!
Mock Deer (Ricky Damiani) is a singer and songwriter based in London. A self-taught musician with a unique playing and writing style, he has spent the majority of his life in the North of England and Wales, re-immersing himself in the capital’s Alt-folk scene over recent years. He’s played many shows for some of the best local promoters and toured in the UK, Europe and Canada. As well as writing original music for theatre and television he has released two EPs, ‘Cold and Bright’ and ‘How We Used to Live’ released in July 2015.
His renewed involvement in the live music scene has seen him sharing the stage with great acts such as The Burning Hell (Can), Simon Joyner (US), Sam Brookes (UK), Curtis Eller (US) & Brent Cobb (US) as well as appearing at several UK festivals, including Festival N6 Wilderness Festival, Head for the Hills Festival, The End & Uncivilization Festival Mock Deer released his first full-length album ‘The Art of Loneliness’ with producer Scott Fitzgerald in Feb 2020. The album was well-received, gaining comparisons to early REM & Fleet Foxes + garnering praise from the likes of Rough Trade & Americana uk amongst others.