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Xan is a formidable songwriter with impeccable vocal talents. Her work covers such wide subject areas and musical landscapes, she is acknowledged as ‘genre agnostic’. Xan boasts an ever-expanding list of stellar producers and artists looking to work with her both as a vocalist and a writer. Her latest album with dub and reggae legend Mad Professor sees her working with him for a second time (the first time was as lead singer with Mission Control on their trailblazing album Dub Showcase featuring guest vocals from none other than Lee Scratch Perry). Their album Clarion Call is available now on Ariwa Sounds – click HERE to purchase. If that isn’t enough she is writing another EP with musician and producer David Liddell on their project Glasshouse. These follow the huge success of her 2020 collaboration with Kramer on their globally acclaimed album Songs We Sang In Our Dreams (LET IT COME DOWN – Joyful Noise Records / Shimmy Disc).
Since her beginnings as a teenage backing singer for South London’s risqué cult band Death Bang Party Xan has had an eclectic musical journey. Her big break was with Creation Records when she was signed to front electro pop duo Technique, produced by heavyweights Stephen Hague (New Order) and Owen Morris (Oasis). After touring the world with Creation she was signed to legendary dance label Positiva where Xan paired up with German electronic titans Timo Maas and Martin Buttrich for Orinoko.
Xan’s powerful and evocative songwriting is no more apparent than in her last two solo EPs, ‘Into the Blue’ and ‘Golden Hues’. These are available in her store along with her other work.
‘…….tough lyrics, soft sounds….. 4* THE SCOTSMAN
‘……..crystalline vocalist, British singer Xan Tyler.’ PITCHFORK
‘……..delicious…..extraordinary…….’ 7/10 UNCUT
‘”Vicky” tackles unnerving intimacy and internalized emotional conflict with multi-dimensional composition and fearless grace.’ EARMILK review of ‘Vicky’
‘You only have to listen to her soulful, beautiful, crystalline voice to understand why she’s always been in such demand.’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘the voice of Xan Tyler restores prestige to one of the most important indie producers of the 80s and 90s.’ HYPFI.IT
Into The Blue
We are the light and the dark
Songs We Sang In Our Dreams
The first single from my debut album is available now. Featuring a vocal from the amazing Emma Pollock of The Delgados and produced by Boo Hewerdine Miniature Oceans is already making a splash. Here’s what others have said: ‘yet another exciting direction’ THE SCOTSMAN (UNDER THE RADAR, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) ‘Two voices going very well….
On the 7th July I will be playing at the Glad Cafe with two of my amazing label mates. Air In The Lungs, whose debut album has just launched and Gates of Light who is releasing her first single from her second album soon. This is an all female triple headliner and I’m totally honoured….