VIDEO: The Peaceful Hooligan - debut album

PUBLISHED: 15:27 21 October 2011 | UPDATED: 10:37 24 October 2011

The Peaceful Hooligan.

The Peaceful Hooligan.


Debut solo album from talented Honiton musician Scott Phillips revealed as ‘The Day We Grew Up?’. Video interview and acoustic performance of Sweet Black Angels’ classic ‘This Is Our Day’.

Honiton singer, songwriter and musician Scott Phillips, The Peaceful Hooligan, is to release the first single from his debut solo album in London later this month.

The track, which has yet to be revealed, will be performed in public on stage at the Brixton Jamm when Scott supports The Specials.

It will be available from The Peaceful Hooligan’s Myspace page - - two days before, on October 29. The album will be released on iTunes later.

Sweet Black Angels’ frontman Scott says his solo album, ‘The Day We Grew Up?’, is “something completely different”.

In keeping with the ‘completely different’ theme, the Midweek Herald spent an afternoon with Scott in his Honiton studio.

In a video interview with Colyton Grammar School student and guest reporter Ed Bithell, Scott explains the main themes and changes to his music for the solo project.

He also performed for our cameras.

Scott, a Honitonian, went solo when Sweet Black Angels disbanded. The Angels are back together again now, but Scott has managed to keep both interests going.

He says folk music is the theme of his debut album, with strong influences from The Levellers and the soundtrack to movie Into The Wild.

You can see the interview and watch Scott’s acoustic version of classic Sweet Black Angels’ classic ‘This Is Our Day’ right now by clicking ‘Play’.

Sally Cowling produced the video, which was filmed by reporter Katy Griffin, directed by editor Belinda Bennett and features guest reporter Ed Bithell as the interviewer.

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