Night Works has already cast a moody spell with his teaser track 'I Tried So Hard' earlier this year – an alluring, melancholy spectre of a song, one that dissipates just as you’re getting to grips with its strange, otherworldly beauty. It also came accompanied with an equally mysterious video, one which concealed as much as it revealed anything about Night Works.
Now, it has been revealed that Night Works is actually the nom de plume of one Gabriel Stebbing, ex of Metronomy and Your Twenties and 'I Tried So Hard' is just one example of the gorgeously offbeat pop oeuvre that he has on offer. Another clue to the puzzle will be provided with his new single 'The Eveningtime'– produced by Joseph Mount of Metronomy and released August 6th on Loose Lips Records. Loose-limbed yet concise, oblique yet oddly infectious, 'The Eveningtime' showcases a potent new talent, and one who is surely set to be one of the most exciting new acts of the year. A hazy tale of stolen glances and illicit conversation, languid in the heat of high summer, the track summons the half-glimpsed ghost of The Police's Roxanne, while at the same time sounding remarkably, irresistibly fresh.
Watch the video for 'The Eveningtime':
In addition, to coincide with the single release, Night Works will be hosting a very special party on July 12th – the first of a series of events throughout the summer at the brand new members club Apartment 58 on Poland Street, Soho. Held in conjunction with 125 Magazine, it will serve as the perfect, immersive, introduction to the world of Night Works – complete with old school documentaries of the Ibiza music scene of the late 80s, waiters in white T-shirts and stonewash jeans and a strict Balearic/white boy soul music policy, with Night Works taking to the decks along with Frank Tope (Wild Geese), Friendly Fires and Daniel Avery. All up, it promises to be a truly unique experience, and one you won’t soon forget.