Who, What, Where & How
'Psychedelic ecstasy in the pop rock soundscape.... Queens of the Stone Age, with a more carnivalesque and kaleidoscopic tone..' - A&R Factory
'Destined to stand the test of time... We cannot wait to see what this magnificent band will do next...' FV Music
'Compelling music...' 1111 Crew, Los Angeles
London based Down In Splendour is an international alt-rock/psychedelic collective of musicians from the UK, USA, Brazil, Italy, Greece and New Zealand. Working worldwide they recently recorded their debut album in six countries, with final mixing and mastering in Los Angeles. With a sound combining alternative rock, psychedelia and electric world, they are driven to create exciting new music that is the perfect antidote to the anxiety caused by political populism and climate change.
Down In Splendour was founded by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Michael Patrick Braithwaite, a London based New Zealand musician and producer. They quickly gained a reputation for their compelling music and riveting live shows. Writing for their debut album was completed in Paris and coincided neatly with the loss of their existing drummer and relocation of their bass player to Sao Paolo, Brazil. Faced with this development the decision was made to record the album remotely, with principal sessions in London and additional recording in LA, Brazil, Italy, France and New Zealand.
Down In Splendour features Michael Patrick Braithwaite, New Zealand (vocals, guitars); CH Straatmann, Brazil (bass); Michele Drees, UK (drums); Dimitris Dimopoulos, Greece (piano, keyboards); Leonardo Schiavo, Italy (backing vocals); Marco Di Camillo, Italy (electric pipes); Stephen Hussey, UK (violins) and Scott Erickson, USA (orchestral strings).