Sunday 31 October 2021

“Reckless Caution”……. The album

Hi all,

So, 5 years ago today, I released my debut solo album “Reckless Caution”.

How did it happen? Where did it happen? Who was involved?

So taking it back to summer 2014, my music group The Meds Collective were over and I had just bagged my own weekly show on Shoreditch Radio in London. 

But I still had the hunger to write and record music somehow, but had no serious direction as to how.

I then met a music producer called Oliver McKiernan, who was just about to open his recording studio in North London, called Attic Studios.

After speaking to Oliver about wanting to record some tracks (for what I didn’t know); we started on the project almost immediately.

The recording process was fun, fluid and not too stressful; and for me, my main challenge was to record songs as a solo artist, instead of having 2 other guys with me in a group.

The songs we recorded, were heavily influenced by the music I was listening to at the time, which included artists such as The Specials, The Selector, Tony Allen, Blur & Madness.

The common theme of the songs, were my experiences and observations of growing up in Finsbury Park, London.

We finished recording the tracks in late 2015; by which time, we had recorded between 20 & 30 tracks.

In Summer 2016; Oliver & myself met up again at Attic Studios and reviewed the tracks we recorded.

The decision was then made, to release my first solo album, which we announced in August 2016.

The months that followed were unexpected, scary, overwhelming and fun; as I then went on tour to promote the album. 

Again, the main difference being, was me functioning as a solo artist, not as one third of a music group.

I often say that “Reckless Caution” gave me the confidence to write and record further albums with Lyrical Strangers & Nyther Silence, to the present day, where I’m currently promoting my 2nd solo album, “A History of the future in music”.

Although, I also think that the main credit for “Reckless Caution”, should go to Oliver McKiernan.

Thank you to all who support x

So what’s next???

Saturday 30 October 2021

The 1st anniversary of “Urban Tales” ….. The album

Hi all,

I can’t believe it’s already been a year to the day, since Nyther Silence’s first album “Urban Tales” was released! 

So how did it all start?!

So, Nyther Silence consist of 2 members, who are Producer & Instrumental Panos B, & myself.

We first met in London in summer 2019, whilst Panos was working on his solo “Pan at the Paradox” project, and I had recently finished recording the album “Brand New Day” with my other group Lyrical Strangers.

After a few conversations, towards the end of 2019; we started writing & recording music, for what was to become our debut album “Urban Tales”.

The recording sessions took place between Paradox Studios in London & Studio 35 in Hertfordshire; up until June 2020.

Fortunately, the album produced the singles “End of an Era, Speed of Light, Urban Tales” & “Am I Dreaming?”

I just wanted to say Thank You to everyone who has supported the Nyther Silence journey so far.

Despite the difficulties in the music industry over the last couple of years…’s been a great journey!!

So what’s next??

Wednesday 15 September 2021

“A History of the future in music”…. the album

So the time has come…..

My 2nd solo album “A History of the future in music” will be released tomorrow.

The story of the album begins in late April 2019, when Phil Chamberlin and myself had just finished recording the Lyrical Strangers album “Brand New Day”.

The day after the recording finished, I flew to Barbados, for a two week trip to the Caribbean, where I was lucky enough to visit Barbados, St Vincent, St Lucia & Dominica.

After landing in Barbados, I immediately started writing songs, for what would become the album “A History of the future in music”.

I returned to the UK in early May 2019; and began a month long process of recording the album at Studio 35, with the super-talented producer Marco Schilling.

After releasing the Lyrical Strangers album “Brand New Day” in March 2020 & the Nyther Silence album “Urban Tales” in October 2020; in January 2021, I made the decision to revisit the music which would eventually become “A History of the future in music”, with a view to releasing the album in September 2021.

So in March 2021; I spent a day with the producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Stringer, at his studio in Birmingham; where he put some final touches to the album, with the mixing & mastering.

Hearing the finished album through his studio speakers for the first time, made me excited about releasing the album.

I also remember cycling through South London a few days later and listening to the album, with the same feeling.

So I hope you all download, listen & enjoy. 

I bring you….. “A History of the future in music”.

Much Love
Mark Anthony  

Saturday 28 May 2016

"I Still Miss You"....The story

Hi all,

I just wanted to take a brief moment to say thanks for the feedback on the charity single "I Still Miss You". The support for the single has been greater than I could have ever imagined.

"I Still Miss You" was written & recorded at Attic Studios in London, in May 2015; with the producer 'Oliver Radio'. The song was written from the perspective of someone who has lost a person close to them. 

Nothing was really done with the song for a while, but after the single "London City", we decided to put "I Still Miss You" out as the next single.

The Official music video for the single was filmed by 'Thirsty Videos', at the 'Residential Studios' facility in London.

Because of the message within the song, I wanted the single to be a charity single, so I then spoke with the "Balls to Cancer" charity, about donating all of the proceeds from the single to their charity, which they gracefully accepted. They are a great charity, who's website can be found at

If you haven't purchased the single already, please do. The single is available for pre-order NOW & will be available on all digital outlets from Monday, 20th June 2016.

The official music video can be viewed at

I'm also currently doing a radio tour to promote the single. All details of this can be found on my official website at

Thanks all. Have a great day :-)

Mark A   

Tuesday 23 February 2016

London City

Hi all,

Hope you're all well. 

You may or may not know by now, that my forthcoming single "London City", will be released on all digital outlets from Monday, 21st March 2016; & is currently available now for pre-order.

"London City" was written and recorded back in June 2015; with producer & multi-instrumentalist Oliver Radio, at Attic Studios in London.

The inspiration behind the track, was basically me people watching around London, during a mad morning rush-hour commute period.

The song is a very light hearted story about a London city-worker's hungover commute to work. The style of the track was heavily influenced by my love for Rap music, fused with my love for Britpop.

Following the release of my last single "An 80's Vibe"; the music video for "London City" was filmed by 'Thirsty Videos', at various locations around London. A very special thanks has to be given to my good friends Jon & Becky, who provided us with the facilities of their roof terrace, to film a large part of the video from.

The music video for "London City" can be viewed at & the single can be pre-ordered now at

I'm currently doing a radio tour as part of the promotion for the single, with Live dates to follow soon.

All details can be found at

Thank you all for the support.

Much Love
Mark 🎼🎸

Thursday 19 November 2015

"An 80's Vibe" - A brief insight

Hi all,

You may be aware by now, that my forthcoming single "An 80's Vibe", will be released on all main digital outlets on Monday, 21st December 2015. The track is currently available for pre-order. 

I wrote "An 80's Vibe" back in February 2015; whilst I was away for a long weekend, in a peaceful village within Stratford Upon Avon. 

The idea for the song which I had at the time, was to write a fun but slightly nostalgic song about growing up in London during the 1980's. I didn't really want it to be a serious song, as I wanted it to be a song which people could easily relate to.

A few days after the song was written, I recorded the track with the producer Oliver Radio, at his recording studio in North London, Attic Studios.

As I've been involved in a couple of other music projects for most of the past year, nothing was really done with the track, until very recently.

The video for the track was shot in & around North & East London and was directed by London based video directors 'Thirsty Videos'. 

I guess the bottom line from me is....... I hope you like the track.

There's a lot of music related activity going on with me at the moment, so please keep yourself updated at

I will also be posting some regular blog posts about the journey.

Much love to all
Mark Anthony