Solomon Grey

Decca/Astralwerks

Bio

Understanding London-based duo Joe Wilson and Tom Kingston aka Solomon Grey requires ditching the usual definition of a band. No neat genre exists in to which they fit. No sound is out of bounds. You’re as likely to find them capturing field recordings as being in the studio sculpting beats. Think of Solomon Grey as a sonic brand rather than band and you’ll grasp how they can be both acclaimed soundtrack producers (recently, of the BBC’s three-part drama The Casual Vacancy, based on J.K. Rowling’s book) and a boundary-pushing pop act (Zane Lowe described their debut single, Gen V, as the future of Radio 1). Solomon Grey don’t differentiate between the roles – each inspires the other, often they grow from the same stems, with the aesthetic the same. Read More...