The Sad Song Co. the new album.

Worth - the new album - released 9th February 2018

Details of pre-order announced soon


Nigel Powell - Discography

About

Nigel Powell

The Sad Song Co. is the project of Nigel Powell, currently drummer for Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Dive Dive, and ex-Unbelievable Truth. The band also includes silent partner Jason Moulster, also previously of Unbelievable Truth, but he tends to keep himself to himself and stay in the background.

Unbelievable Truth formed in 1996 and released their acclaimed debut album Almost Here in 1998 (#21 UK; two top 40 UK single hits; over 100,000 sales; worldwide global touring), and its follow up sorrythankyou in 2000. Andy Yorke left the band that year, so Nigel gathered the songs he had been writing under the umbrella of The Sad Song Co. name for his debut release miseryguts in 2003.

Extensive hard work surrounding Dive Dive’s debut album Tilting At Windmills (top 20 UK indie chart album; 3 top 20 UK indie single chart hits) and producing the debut album The Bigger Picture for Belgian artist Milow (top 10 and certified gold in Belgium; top 20 single hit in Belgium, Holland, Germany and Switzerland) delayed the follow up Poignant Device until 2007, where it was launched during a special guest appearance at Marillion’s bi-annual convention in Port Zelande, Holland.

During 2006 Dive Dive had become musical partners with Frank Turner, and his burgeoning popularity, combined with a tour schedule that constantly borders on the insane (including headlining Wembley Arena and the O2 Arena in London; performing at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics; 6 full albums including 2 UK top 10 and a UK top 12), put The Sad Song Co. on ice for many years. But in 2015 Nigel finally found time to return to his solo work and is now preparing the release of his third album in amber for summer 2016.


Below you can find a discography of Nigel's work as a musician and a producer. If you would like to find out about hiring Nigel as for a drumming session please click here

Nigel Powell: Musician Discography

A listing of some of the released recordings I've been involved with as a musician. There's more out there, but I've lost track of quite a few.
Click on song links to hear mp3s of selected tracks, click here to see my production discography.

Music Player:
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The Sad Song Co.

Worth

2018
Production / Engineering / Writing / Arranging / Playing
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The Sad Song Co.

in amber

2016
Production / Engineering / Writing / Arranging / Playing
Sound clips:
Legacy Of Love
The first single, see the lyric video on YouTube
Meet You There
The last track on the album, and one of my favourites. Also a video for this on YouTube
buy from iTunes  listen on Spotify
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Frank Turner

Positive Songs For Negative People

2015
Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Sound clips:
The Next Storm
Really like this song, and making the video with CM Punk was a blast - YouTube
Silent Key
buy from iTunes  listen on Spotify
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Aurora J Young

Reap What You Sow

2014
Drums, Percussion
Sound clips:
Reap What You Sow
Album available on Bandcamp
Keep These Fears
Lots of overdubbed drums and percussion on this, including V-Drum timpani
buy from iTunes
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Billy The Kid

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

2014
Drums, Percussion
buy from iTunes  listen on Spotify
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Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

Tape Deck Heart

2013
Drums, Backing Vocals, Recorder
Sound clips:
Four Simple Words
Watch the video on YouTube
We Shall Not Overcome
Extra track on the deluxe edition of the album. Drum break stolen from Get 'Em Out By Friday
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Frank Turner

The Second Three Years

2012
Drums / Percussion / Backing Vocals / Piano / Production
Sound clips:
Balthazar, Impresario
One of a couple of recordings of me playing mandolin.
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Frank Turner

England Keep My Bones

2011
Drums / Backing Vocals / Mandolin
Sound clips:
Peggy Sang The Blues
Wanderlust
On special Extended Edition of the album
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Dive Dive

Potential

2010
Drums / Backing Vocals / Co-production / Co-mixing
Sound clips:
Mr. 10%
featured in the new documentary Anyone Can Play Guitar
Let's Swap Places
engineered by Ben Lloyd, mixed by Nigel Powell
Indifference
Unreleased track from Potential sessions
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Josienne Clarke

One Light Is Gone

2010
Drums
Sound clips:
On The Ropes
Overdubbed onto completed tracks, produced by the excellent Ben Lloyd
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Frank Turner

Rock And Roll EP

2010
Drums / Backing Vocals / Percussion
Sound clips:
Pass It Along
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no album artwork

Oxford Royale Academy

Website Tracks

2009
Production / Engineering / Mixing / Programming / Writing
Sound clips:
Corporate
Commisioned for commercial website films at Oxford-Royale.co.uk
Young Prodigies
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Lazare

Bad Moon Rising (EP)

2009
Drumming / Backing Vocals
Sound clips:
Hotel Moskva
Bad Moon Rising
buy from iTunes
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Frank Turner

Poetry Of The Deed

2009
Drumming / Backing Vocals / Arranging
Sound clips:
Sons Of Liberty
Live Fast, Die Old
check out the many clips on Frank's youtube channel
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Various artists

Ciao! My Shining Star - The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy

2009
Producer / Mixer / Piano / Keyboards / Drums (2 tracks)
Sound clips:
The Quiet One
Ciao, My Shining Star!
from the excellent Mark Mulcahy tribute album that you should go out and buy right now.
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Frank Turner

Take To The Road

2009
Drums / Mixing 5.1 and Stereo for DVD
Sound clips:
Father's Day (live)
Nashville, Tennessee (live)
These tracks also mixed in 5.1 for the DVD release
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Frank Turner

Love, Ire and Song

2008
Drumming / Keyboards / Backing Vocals
Sound clips:
Love, Ire and Song
Photosynthesis
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Andy Yorke

Simple

2008
Production / Playing
Sound clips:
Rise and Fall
Surrender
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Frank Turner

The First Three Years

2008
Drums / Backing Vocals
Sound clips:
This Town Ain't Big Enough For The One Of Me
From the Campfire Punkrock E.P., Frank's first solo release
Heartless Bastard Motherfucker
B-side of The Real Damage E.P.
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Dive Dive

Revenge Of The Mechanical Dog

2007
Production / Engineering / Mixing / Writing / Arranging / Playing
Sound clips:
Holding Back The Broken Door
Mixed this also
The Game
Video on YouTube
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Frank Turner

Sleep Is For The Week

2007
Drumming / Keyboards / Backing Vocals
Sound clips:
Back In The Day
Must Try Harder
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The Sad Song Co.

Poignant Device

2007
Production / Engineering / Writing / Arranging / Playing
Sound clips:
The Healing
Dressing Down
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Milow

The Bigger Picture

2006
Production / Engineering / Writing / Arranging / Playing / String Arrangements
Sound clips:
Born In The Eighties
Also available on the international release of Milow's second album
Landslide
I played bass, elec piano, elec gtr and drums for this, and scored the strings
Until The Morning Comes
All Milow songs taken from Belgium certified gold record 'The Bigger Picture'
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Dive Dive

Tilting At Windmills

2005
Production / Engineering / Writing / Arranging / Playing
Sound clips:
Good Show
Top ten UK indie chart hit
The Sorry Suitor
Top 5 UK indie chart hit
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no album artwork

Tetsu0

Website Tracks

2005
Production / Programming / Mixing / Writing
Sound clips:
Gauge
Idle techno experiments
Wolff-Biederman
More idle techno experiments
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Emm Gryner

The Great Lakes

2005
Drums
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The Sad Song Co.

miseryguts

2003
Production / Engineering / Writing / Arranging / Playing
Sound clips:
Beginning To Wonder
Gulag Parenting
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Jonny Greenwood

Bodysong Soundtrack

2003
Percussion
Sound clips:
Early recording session, not used on final album
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Emm Gryner

Asianblue

2002
Percussion
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Unbelievable Truth

Misc. Music

2001
Production / Engineering / Mixing / Writing / Arranging / Playing / String Arrangements
Sound clips:
Everyone Has To Eat
Mixed this in addition to my other duties
Nightlight
My first proper pro mix, and I'm very happy still.
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Unbelievable Truth

sorrythankyou

2000
Production / Engineering / Writing / Arranging / Playing / String Arrangements
Sound clips:
Hypnotist
Landslide
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Unbelievable Truth

Almost Here

1998
Production / Engineering / Writing / Arranging / Playing / String Arrangements
Sound clips:
Building
Played everything except bass on this one
Solved
Top 40 hit in the UK. You can find videos to this, other singles and a bunch of live shows on my YouTube channel
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no album artwork

Mundaka

Remixed Demos

1997
Production / Engineering / Mixing / Programming / Writing / Arranging / Playing
Sound clips:
Bird
New Whizzy
Demo that never got vocals attached