From the valleys of South Wales, singer-songwriter Adam Carpenter has been performing on the Manchester music scene for a few years now. After honing their skills through successful sets at major festivals including Glastonbury and 2000 Trees, they have gone on to release various EPs, culminating with the release of the debut album ‘Tidal Wave’.
Following the release of Adam’s fourth EP (January 2018’s self-released ‘Aviation Club’, following the story arc of Kiki’s Delivery Service), Adam worked with producer Michael Webster to release their first full length album. Having had time to sharpen their songwriting and perform alongside artists such as C Duncan, Nervus and Adult Mom, Adam has selected 11 of their strongest songs yet into a cohesive collection, exploring themes of mental illness (Stilt Owl, Poison in the Water), insecurities (Inhale/Exhale, Free Therapy) and long-distance romance (Tidal Wave, Heal). Adam primarily writes songs on a personal level, aiming either to help understand feelings and identity, or to have uplifting songs to remember when times are tough.
At the start of 2019, Adam began to record the next EP released through Bread Records, ‘Obliterate/Ugly’. This EP was a collection of songs written over the past year, and really encapsulates Adam’s feelings and situation – a real insight into the life of Adam Carpenter. The new EP ‘Obliterate/Ugly’ was released on the 8th of May 2020, and you can find it available for streaming on Spotify here, or purchase the new EP on Adam’s Bandcamp.
In December 2020, Adam released a brand new album, ‘We Lived For Nights Like These’; a previously recorded album that was put on hold.. until now! Featuring some of Adam’s classic songs such as ‘John Darnielle’ and ‘The First Day of Spring’, this is one surely not to miss out on! Find it on Spotify, or over on Bandcamp.