CUB Magazine: 'Knightstown’s first full album is, dare I say, a masterpiece.'
PRS M Magazine: '10 blissfully restorative tracks'
The Line Of Best Fit: 'an emotional piece of art'
CLASH: 'a composer and songwriter of remarkable breadth'
Knightstown is the solo vocal/electronic project of composer and songwriter Michael Aston. He was signed to FatCat in 2016, after submitting ‘Disparity’ in 2014, a demo which quickly became one of the label’s most listened to tracks on the FatCat Demo site.
Working with his cousin and producer, Thomas Aston, Knightstown honed the project for a year. The end result is a 10-track album that is beautiful, dark and everything in between.
Knightstown’s material would sit happily among the likes of Sampha and Jamie Woon. Hypnotic vocal melodies soar above warm synths, sparse drum beats, and stunning string arrangements. Knightstown maintains a coherent vision throughout the record, keeping one foot in a familiar reality and the other in a future that doesn’t seem wholly distant.
Having worked for several years as a freelance composer/songwriter and performer, Aston’s extensive experience ranges from composing an Orchestral Overture for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to playing keyboards for FatCat’s very own C Duncan.
Knightstown's debut album 'KNIGHTSTOWN' was released on FatCat Records on 17 August 2018.