Soulsavers

Music production duo Soulsavers, aka Rich Machine and Ian Glover, have used their love of gospel, soul and country to inform their four albums to date while their little black book of contacts is an impressive one. Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan is the latest vocalist to connect with the pair but they’ve previously worked with Mark Lanegan, Jason Pierce and Mike Patton. The band are also one of the latest recipients of backing from the Momentum Music Fund...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 18 Nov 2013
  • min read
Soulsavers are a production duo hailing from the north of England whose love for the cinematic scores of Ennio Morricone does as much to inspire their sound as bass and beats.

Since embarking on their musical journey back in 2003, the duo have released four full- length albums and morphed from a classic downtempo act into a more psychedelic, guitar heavy outfit.

They dig deep into their love of gospel, soul and country to inspire their gritty music while their list of collaborators reads like a who’s who of cracked and damaged rock stars.

Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan provides the vocals for It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land 2007 and Broken in 2009. This latter record also featured contributions from Spiritualized's Jason Pierce and Butthole Surfers' Gibby Hayne while Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan is the last vocalist to lay bare his demons on The Light The Dead See, the act’s fourth album. It’s possibly their most acclaimed work to date, seeing the singer explore his own well of personal demons while the band sound bigger and more ambitious than ever before.

Soulsavers are also one of the latest acts to be announced as a recipient of financial backing from PRS for Music Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund.

Check out the full list of recipients in the latest round of funding from the initiative.

The duo are expecting to use the money to record an EP of instrumental orchestral pieces to showcase their ability to write and arrange music suitable for film and TV scores. Watch this space for more cinematic sounds...