Newton Faulkner

Born 11 January 1985.
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Newton Faulkner

Singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner chats to Steve Wright.

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Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner (born 11 January 1985) is an English singer-songwriter and musician from Reigate, Surrey. He is known for his characteristic percussive style of guitar playing. In 2007 Faulkner's debut studio album Hand Built by Robots was certified double platinum in the United Kingdom. Hand Built By Robots made No.1 in the UK Album Chart in August 2007. He released three singles from the album, "Dream Catch Me", "I Need Something" and "Teardrop". "Dream Catch Me" made No.7 on the UK Singles Charts.

Faulkner released his second studio album, Rebuilt by Humans in 2009 which made No.3 UK Albums Chart. After an accident to his right wrist, he said that he had "been put back together again by humans". The first single from the album was "If this Is It".

An EP called Sketches was released in April 2012, followed by Write It On Your Skin, which was released 9 July 2012 and made No.1 UK Albums Chart.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Write It On Your Skin

    Write It On Your Skin 2012

    Reviewed by Fraser McAlpine
    Newton’s reassuring material is a late-night cocoa after a long day.
  2. Review of Hand Built By Robots

    Hand Built By Robots 2007

    Reviewed by Elle J Small
    The dreadlocked acoustic dude makes his debut...
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