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[...] it took something pretty great to get me motivated to write something today. That greatness came in the form of Halifax native Nick Everett.

And his music hit me like a ton of bricks and reminded me of people like Luke Temple (before he started that band and got unlistenable), Sean Hayes and, yes, even Sufjan Stevens. On the surface the songs on his new ep old adventures/love songs are simple tales of love and loss, but bubbling underneath at times are strange found sounds, unusual orchestration, and enough of an indie vibe to appeal to fans of any of the aforementioned artists.

The new ep is available at Bandcamp here for $2.50 cad; which is a pretty great deal for readers south of the border. - songs:illinois


Technically half of a split EP with Poplar Pines, Nick Everett’s half of Rocky Top, absolutely blew me away at first listen and continued to stay with me. With a Patrick Watson meet Andrew Bird sound, Nick Everett is in a league of his own when it comes to emerging Canadian musicians and Rocky Top just proves it. Available on Bandcamp. - Greyowl Point


If you see Nick Everett recording that grinding noise that the ventilation system up the street makes, don’t think twice. The man is hardwired to make music. He hears potential in subtle sounds that your ears might miss. “If you’re looking for music, you’ll find it---everywhere,” says the London, ON, native who used everything---from a knocking radiator, to a suitcase, to a hiking sock full of rocks---to piece together the intricate layers that complement the more conventional instruments used on his recently released EP, Rocky Top. Between two EPs (the first being Old Adventure/Love Songs) and coinciding country-spanning touring, Everett’s had a damn busy year. And he’s already looking forward to what’s next: Putting a year’s work into writing and recording a double album.” Music’s always just been a thing that I do, now it’s a focal point.” - Allison Saunders, The Coast


Nick Everett is a song writer that moves slowly, with purpose. Seemingly too young to have been blessed with such an old soul, Everett’s debut EP is beautiful melody paired tasteful with honest, emotion heavy vocals that make you smile even as they tug at your heart strings.

He speaks in world worn truths, not awkward adolescense. He moves gracefully, offering a delicate touche, not heavy breathed fumblings. If all things were fair, this is the type of singer song writer that would blast out of each and every corner coffee house instead of passed through mediashares looking for any port in the storm.

Recorded with a string quartet in the King’s College Chapel, Old Adventure/Love Songs absorbs the aromas from the century old texts and oil paintings. The melodies embrace the tradition of the small schoo and hears the whisper of the spirits that hide around corners and move in secret societys. This is art. It’s wasn’t made to sustain us, simply to fuel our fire. It’s the type of beauty that can’t be, or more accurately shouldn’t be explained, only embraced. Oh captain, my captain indeed.

Not surprisingly, songsillinois already picked on Nick’s talent while I assumed I could take my time and digest the melodies. I wholeheartedly agree with the spot on comparisons Craig offered up (Sean Hayes the most fitting to my ears), but when I hear the melodies of Old Adventure/Love Songs float around in tiny rooms, I can’t help but think of Teitur. Hopefully Nick’s talent will be as well received. - Herohill


Discography

rocky top EP (2011)
old adventure/love songs EP (2011)

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When not traveling, Nick Everett lives in Halifax and collects shiny, noisy things off the side of the road. He is currently working on a full-length following his 2011 releases, rocky top and old adventure/love songs. Nick sings and plays the guitar alongside a loudish band.

For video, see:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3K9-sdgtoU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuBECoRO7e4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f77HVfVbyFU