May 16 2016

Monochrome Echo 64 Souls EP Out Now

Okay so some of you are probably wondering what/who the hell Monochrome Echo is, right?

Just over a year ago I decided to start a new project producing electronic music. I put together a little studio setup centred around Ableton. I wanted to separate this project from any previous/ongoing solo projects and so came up with the name Monochrome Echo. There’s a Facebook page, you can follow me on Soundcloud and Twitter as Monochrome Echo too.

Quite early on I started posting some tracks on the collaborative music site, as well as submitting entries to some of their remix and production challenges. Blend has been fantastic for learning new skills and making new contacts. Some of my best tracks have been collaborations with other musicians and producers from all around the world. I highly recommend you take look if you’re into making electronic music.

A couple of months ago Blend contacted me about the possibility of releasing an EP of my music on their label. So I set to work…

64 Souls Blend Cover

I chose three tracks from my Blend page and three additional tracks I had been working on and the 64 Souls EP was born. 64 Souls was officially released on Friday 13th on Blend Records and is now available via all digital platforms including iTunes and Beatport. It’s also on Spotify if you’re the streaming type.

I hope you like the new direction. I have a stack of music waiting to be released so watch this space for news of further offerings. Better still, like the Facebook page and follow me on Twitter. Monochrome Echo just getting started…

Apr 20 2016

The Divine Comedy In Paris

So last Friday The Divine Comedy headed off to France to play the Gaîté lyrique in Paris in front of a sold out audience.

Paris Metro
As many of you know the new (as yet untitled!) album is due for release later this year so this was a good opportunity for Neil to debut a few of the new songs. Here’s To The Rescue from the show…

In fact the entire gig was streamed live by those lovely people at ARTE, so you can in fact watch the whole show from the comfort of your homes to see what you missed.

Blogoteque Session

We also spent some time in the afternoon shooting some unplugged videos for La Blogotheque at a lovely secret venue down the road (mainly a secret because I’ve forgotten it’s name). Looking forward to seeing these, I think they’re gonna look great!

Gaîté lyrique

So the next show will be the Vida Festival in Spain on Saturday 2nd July. Pack your sunscreen and see you there. And keep your eyes and ears peeled for news on the new album. We’re all rather excited to be on the road again 😉

Apr 23 2015

Maggie Reilly on the Vintage TV Sessions, April 30th

Hello folks

Just a quick post to let you all know that you can watch Maggie Reilly, Mark Hornby and I performing a few songs on the Vintage TV Sessions, which airs April 30th at 8pm.

We recorded the show a few weeks ago at the beautiful Tabernacle in Notting Hill. This episode also features performances from Thunder, The Young Folk and Mark Nevin. Here’s the trailer…

Vintage TV is available on Sky 369, Freeview 242, Virgin 343 and Freesat 515. Most of you should be able to watch us in one way or another! You can also check their website at for more info.

We’re hoping to do a full ‘audience with’-type show sometime over the next few months. Sorting out the dates as I type. Fear not; I’ll post about it here to let you all know when it’s happening.

Hope you enjoy the show next Thursday. Tell your mates…