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Doctor by day, musician by night, the young Mancunian songwriter Sukh self released his debut album in 2013 and has been quietly working away behind the scenes since.   

Acclaimed for his chamber folk tinged numbers (particularly breakthrough single ‘Kings’) Sukh employs an orchestral element that sounds big enough to uplift and reverb around a space 300 feet high, balanced by gentle comfortable strumming and lupine vocals. 

Despite his accessible, even commercial sound, Sukh’s personal listening is underground, exploratory and thoughtful, including the likes of Luke Howard, Joe Hisaishi, the National, Kings Go Forth, Sigur Ros, Milo Greene, Dylan and Tom Waits to name a few. He lets some elements of these tastes inform his songwriting but largely finds influence elsewhere, be it on the open mic circuit, temporary residencies in other cities, or, and perhaps most consciously, literature and psychology - Russian authors Tolstoy and Turgenev through to the more theatrical and poetic Henrik Ibsen, and emotional psychologists Haidt and Lyubomirsky.

Since 2013 Sukh has been working on a new project to be announced soon. 

 

 


 

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KINGS

by Sukh

PRESS

No doubt we’ll be hearing more from him soon
— BBC Introducing
When a track stands out amongst minimal techno productions and growling guitar licks for the use of beautiful melodies and delicately strummed acoustic guitar, we know it’s something special. This offering from Manchester’s Sukhdeep Krishan, Sukh for short, is written, performed and produced by the artist alone and employs country, folk and americana elements with melodies that have a habit of embedding themselves on the inside of your brain, though considering by day Sukh is a doctor, he’s probably got a cure for that affliction too.
— Team Freshnet, Fresh Faves (Tom Robinson's blog)
It recalls the more pastoral, up beat moments of Sufjan Stevens with a country tinge that is informed by Neil Young (think ‘Harvest’) and even less hip names such as Cat Stevens. It seems that the Manchester artist is confident enough to write songs – great big, hulking things which groan under the weight of the emotion contained therein.
— Clash, Track of The Day
Sukh has really excelled in being able to bring true feeling into music; it’s a rare talent he has to be able to infuse such positive emotions into this science influenced folk album, and even rarer that he can manage to totally capture my attention by just the second song..................... I feel like I should be the one thanking Sukh for bringing forth this charming, graceful album filled with such hope and warmth.
— Fatea Records
There’s a real warmth and a staggering depth to his folk-infused sound. The lyrics are contemplative and while darker sides are explored, Sukh brings us back into the light with a subtle yet refreshing objectivity.

— Band of Banjo Playing Badgers
His debut single Kings is a celebration of hope and joy, and a brilliant showcase of what the man who wrote, produced and performed the entire thing can do. The rest of his collection is such a breath of fresh air, because you can become too used to the emotional outpourings of solo artists being exhibited in rather more gloomy ways, but Sukh manages to combine musical talent and real personal emotion and, like a more organic Frank Turner, make it a real throw-up-your-arms-in-happiness pleasure to listen to.

— Thank Folk for that
The rich tones of his voice, the grand piano melodies and the gracious string arrangements across these ten tracks seem to wrap themselves around the listener like a comforting blanket, the gorgeous swell of the gently seductive opener ‘Arisen’ a fine example.
— GodisintheTV
This is prime, top rate, quality acoustic singer songwriter stuff of a classic stripe. There’s passion dripping from every second of the vocals.
— Eightball