Having released the infectious debut single ‘Whiplashed’ last year on Maniac Squat Records featuring special guest Mike Garson (David Bowie) and Jon Povey ( The Pretty Things) – Ed Sykes now releases Geraldine, his joint collaboration with Last Day Sect – which is due to be released on 2nd August.
Ed co-wrote ‘Geraldine’ with Last Day Sect and the song was inspired by the character set in the ‘Christabel’ poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and it features on their current ‘Gothic Novel’ album which also features collaborations from Kevin Armstrong (David Bowie/Iggy Pop) and Reeves Gabrels (The Cure/David Bowie)
Ed has a full live band ‘The Sonic Oscillators’ to back him live and he has so far enjoyed a smattering of well received London shows. His Shamanic performances have been noted for their intensity and leaving audiences spellbound.
Born in Bury St Edmunds, Ed Sykes has led an interesting musical path. His last band before going solo in 2017 was Colchester-based So-Called Humans. Over the years his work within bands has gained favourable reviews from John Earl (9/10 Single review), he has appeared on a John Peel Radio show playing 4 track demos and Damon Albarn recommended a self-produced white label EP to an equally impressed Parlophone Records.
More recently, Ed has become equally recognised for his production skills. He has produced founding Pink Fairy membe and British Psych Icon Twink’s 2018 album Think Pink III. Ed also has writing credits on the album, which is currently receiving rave reviews. Following this, he has now been asked to produce Jon Povey (The Pretty Things) debut solo album.
Ed has also recently assisted with some of the mixing as well as guested on guitar and bass on an album with the Star Sponge Vision band. The soon to be released album ‘Crowley And Me’ on Mega Dodo is the brain-child of ex Pretty Thing Jon Povey and Twink who have brought together some of the finest musicians to record an album of music to Aleister Crowley’s poems.
In terms of film, Ed recently had one of his previous promo videos he co-produced selected and featured in The Mount Fuji Independent Film Festival 2019, and he is currently in talks with a film director about making a Sci-Fi themed promo for his next single ‘Some Praying Mantis’.
For more information and to keep up to date on the latest releases visit www.sykesed.com.