David Woodcock

Debut Release:
July 2013

Blow Up Cat. No.s:
BU121, BU095, BU091, BU089, BU085, BU082

"David Woodcock is a talent. Every observation is honed to perfection. Brilliant" ★★★★


"Part Stiff Records, part Brit Pop. A reckless Stephen Duffy or an Essex Jarvis Cocker" STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6 MUSIC

"Literate, melancholic and uplifting, [a] big-hearted gem of an album" 4/5 THE SUN

Steve Lamacq 'New Favourite Band',
BBC 6 Music, Aug. 2014

"Fabulous stuff. A very talented fellow"
Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music

"An English Pop masterpiece. Essential." POPJUNKIE

"Biting lyrics and catchy pop tunes: watch this space"

"A debut brimming over with promise" SCOOTERING

"Essex has a bit of form when it comes to delivering maverick pop geniuses with a gift for mixing a smidgeon of music hall with a dash of 60s pop and creating inspired, but intelligent tunes" BRANDISH.TV


David Woodcock is a singer-songwriter based in his hometown of Southend-on-Sea. A pianist and prolific writer, with a strong local following, he has been building up a solid songbook of sharp lyrics and great melodies that have been distilled into his self-titled debut album, released this August (click here to buy with limited postcard).

His self-titled album includes the singles, ‘Same Things’, ‘Beggars Can’t Be Choosers’ and 'Open, both of which have had strong radio support from key UK tastemakers, Steve Lamacq – "A great little pop record" – (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (Xfm X-posure Hot One) and Gary Crowley (BBC London + Amazing Radio).

David's songs are steeped in the classic British song writing tradition epitomised by the likes of Ray Davies, Steve Harley and Ian Dury. Lyrics filled with humour, pathos, wry observations and a riotous energy – in David’s music there’s certainly an air of Ian Hunter rockin’ it up with Mott The Hoople, Vivian Stanshall as a drunken Harry Nilsson, Pete Doherty with a clean bill of health or Damon Albarn in young, cocky scamp mode. Live, David works the room to the max. He gives us tales of lost love, lust, jealousy, memories, regrets and of living life to its messy limits and all the consequences that entails.

On record the energy remains. Turn it on, pour a drink and revel in the world of David Woodcock!



David Woodcock
BU089 : CD/Digital
Normal Life
BU121 : CD/Ltd. DLP

Singles & EPs

Open Secret
BU091 : Digital
Beggars Can't Be Choosers / Tease
BU085 : Ltd. 7"/Digital
Same Things
BU082 : Digital