Press for Spottiswoode’s “Lost in the City”
by on January 15, 2019 in NEWS

Spottiswoode & His Enemies latest album “Lost in the City” has been receiving nice attention since its release at the end of 2018. Some “best of” lists and kind reviews can be found below.

I produced and mixed the album here making it the fourth time I guided an album for the full band and seventh record for a collection of Spottiswoode songs.


“TOP 3 INDIE RELEASE OF THE YEAR ! A kind of urban fantasia, an immersive theater-of-the-mind love letter to New York City, the Englishman Spottiswoode’s home of many years.”
Jason Warburg, Daily Vault (2018 Best of Year List)

“A Gorgeously Bittersweet Farewell to Manhattan!”
Delarue, New York Music Daily

“Best Of Year List! Number 2:
How about a musical guide on how to cope in New York City? The Big Apple inspired lots of artists to do so, but the city is harsh mistress and many failed to pull it off. Spottiswoode & His Enemies however pass with flying colours with their new album Lost In The City, an amalgam of vaudeville, blues, rock and jazz plus lead singer’s Spottiswoode witty way with words.
Hans Werksman, Here Comes The Flood

“Another Spottiswoode album with the old gang. Riley McMahon produces. Same old, same old. So, yes, another spectacular outing. Imagine a lounge act with more electricity than a substation. Spottiswoode is the master of the louche ripper, maintaining a mellow groove while absolutely blistering a song.”
Jon Worley, Aiding & Abetting

“Sometimes feels like the punchline to a joke that begins ‘Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Frank Sinatra walk into a bar…’ The man and his jaw-droppingly tight seven-piece are simply that sophisticated, that eccentric, that charismatic, time after time after time.”
Jason Warburg, The Daily Vault

“Spottiswoode has never been shy about engaging in some ambitious world building on his sprawling concept albums. On his latest, he unveils his version of NYC and its environs in all its grimy beauty, with a storytelling style that nods to the likes of early Springsteen and Randy Newman. There’s plenty of dark melancholy like on the ironically titled Tears Of Joy and no shortage of humor – take the raunchy Love Saxophone which is about… well, not a saxophone. Spottiswoode’s New York is a place you won’t want to leave once you enter.”
Pete Chianca, Wicked Local (28 Great Albums You May Have Missed)

“Best of 2018!”
Giulia Nuti, Il Popolo Del Blues

“A jewel of an album.”
Moors Magazine

“Totally engaging. A truly gifted group of musicians. TOP PICK!”

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