After parting ways with Kaiser Chiefs in 2012 after spending 12 years as their drummer, Nick J.D Hosgson’s plan was to stay at home writing and producing for other people. After five years of writing songs with everyone from Shirley Bassey to Rat Boy via Mark Ronson and John Newman, his plan changed.
His solo album Tell Your Friends came out on 26th January 2018 to great acclaim: album of the week in the Sunday Express, 4* in the Evening Standard and Dork Magazine (‘Hodgson’s innate genius shines brighter than ever before’), whilst The Sunday Times revelled in ‘this lovely album’s artless, low-fi approach’ and Q Magazine noted that Hodgson’s ‘ear for a winning melody remains acute’. His sound is mainly inspired by 70s pop, with elements of indie rock effortlessly weaved in for an overall ambient sound.
His upcoming April tour will be his first since the arena and festival headline slots with Kaiser Chiefs. He will be joined by his new band, including members of Howling Bells and The Dead 60s.introducing / nick j.d hodgson