Nothing Like The Rain (xv)
A Halo In The Dirt
Eve (wish version)
The Summer the Sun Ignored (bonus track)
Standing (axial version)
Dressing Like You (Vegas Dust Mix)
White White Noise
Distance (new mix)
Every Shade Of Blue
Now That You're Loved
Fading (new mix)
New album "Gemini Nyte" out now!
[23 FEB 2018]
I am thrilled to announce that the new MGT album is out today on Cleopatra Records! Written, recorded and produced by Mark Gemini Thwaite and myself and featuring 11 originals and a few covers, including my favourite new track, "Atlanta" (STP).
Purchase/Stream Gemini Nyte:
Amazon - http://amzn.to/2Ca1FyJ
Apple Music - https://apple.co/2CBaEoe
BandCamp - http://bit.ly/2sM1K7K
Google Play - http://bit.ly/2CCL0iJ
Spotify - http://spoti.fi/2EOc70k
I was introduced to Mark in late 2015 by Adrian Skirrow and our first collaboration was on MGT's debut album, "Volumes". We co-wrote 2 songs on "Volumes" and we just kept writing. It seemed logical to grow MGT into our own shared project and here we are today with the second MGT album, "Gemini Nyte" ushering in a new chapter for us both. I hope you enjoy! x
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MGT’s sophomore album, Gemini Nyte, features 13 new songs written and recorded by guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (THE MISSION/PETER MURPHY) and vocalist Ashton Nyte (THE AWAKENING), plus drummer Paul Ferguson (KILLING JOKE) and guest appearances by Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY) and Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson (THE CURE) on 'the Assembly Line' single.
Read what critics are saying about Gemini Nyte"
“If you like your goth along the likes of HIM or The 69 Eyes, or if you like it more old school, there’s something for everyone here.” - Pure Rawk
“MGT sound amazing.. If you like the ’80’s gothic rock/new wave sound, you’re going to absolutely love this” - YELL Magazine
“With 'Gemini Nyte' MGT hits its true stride” - Intravenous Magazine
“A gothic rock lover’s dream.. MGT has an upcoming release that will make even the darkest of hearts swoon” - Rock Revolt Magazine
“This is what Ashton Nyte and Mark Gemini Thwaite have successfully accomplished with ‘Gemini Nyte’, they have made a style all their own that is exciting and modern” 4.5 / 5 - Cryptic Rock
“they've resurrected the classic goth rock / darkwave sound” - Loudwire
New single with former / founding members of The Cure
[16 February 2018]
Delighted to share the new MGT single with you. Written by Mark Gemini Thwaite and myself, this version of The Assembly Line features former / founding members of The Cure, Lol Tohurst and Pearl Thompson! The standalone single also includes a Lol Tohurst remix of our first Gemini Nyte single, All The Broken Things. Available now on iTunes and all the usual digital distributors. x
US TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
[29 JANUARY 2018]
Very pleased to announce that I will be on tour with MGT this March! We are touring in support of our upcoming new album "Gemini Nyte" and will sharing the bill with the lovely Jyrki69 of The 69 Eyes.
Fri, March 9 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Sat, March 10 - Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar
Sun, March 11 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Tue, March 13 - Portland, OR @ Analog Lounge
Thurs, March 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Fri, March 16 - Boise, ID @ Grainey's Basement
Sat, March 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joe’s
Sun, March 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Wed, March 21 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
EVERY LITTLE DREAM VIDEO + SINGLE OUT NOW
[18 JANUARY 2018]
Delighted to share the video for the new MGT single with you! This is one I wrote before meeting Mark Gemini Thwaite (my partner in MGT) and has evolved into one of our favourite songs on the upcoming Gemini Nyte album. The single is available as an instant download, when pre-ordering the album "Gemini Nyte" by MGT.
Thank you to Mont Sherar at Montster Filmwerks for the great work on the video!
REQUIEM FOR ROCK
[8 JANUARY 2018]
This year I'll be celebrating David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Chris Cornell, Prince, Johnny Cash, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley and so many others who were taken from us too soon. “Requiem For Rock” is an intimate acoustic tribute to a myriad of artists who have left their indelible mark on myself and millions of others. The show is booking US dates now. Please “like” the official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/requiemforrock to stay in touch and visit the website https://www.requiemforrock.com for more info and some audio samples from the show. Photo by Todd Davis.
Wishing you peace and beauty today and every day.
LIMITED EDITION MERCHANDISE BUNDLES AVAILABLE NOW
A selection of limited edition bundles are available in the new merchandise store. All CDs and merchandise are in stock and ship immediately from the USA.
NEW MGT VIDEO AND SINGLE OUT NOW
[30 November 2017]
"All The Broken Things" is out now on all digital platforms! The new single is written by Mark Gemini Thwaite and myself and is from the upcoming album "Gemini Nyte" to be released in February 2018 on Cleopatra Records. The single is out now and includes an exclusive remix by Die Krupps. The video was beautifully shot by the talented Vicente Cordero.
NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO "THE CRYING GAME" OUT NOW
[25 OCTOBER 2017]
It gives me great pleasure to share the video for my single with you today. The Crying Game is one of those timeless songs that has kept me company for most of my life. It is an honour to finally sing it and share my version with the world. The song is available now exclusively from this website. It will be released on all other digital platforms on November 8th.
NEW ART IN PROGRESS
[13 July 2017]
There are other ghosts and voices
Memories and noises
Beneath the dust
Beneath our time
~ Ashton Nyte (c2017)...
LIVE IN EUROPE WITH MGT
[19 May 2017]
I am pleased to announce that I will be joining MGT + Friends on stage for 2 European dates in June! The shows will include songs from "Volumes", new material from the upcoming Gemini Nyte album, as well as some treats from the past. Details: Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, Germany) on Saturday 3 June 2017 and Proud Camden (London, United Kingdom) on Monday 5 June 2017. Tickets and more info here.
ASHTON JOINS SCHECTER GUITARS
[27 April 2017]
Not only is today my birthday but I am proud to announce that I have joined the Schecter Guitars family! It is a tremendous honour to share a home with Prince (RIP), Robert Smith, Wayne Hussey, MGT and so many of my favourite artists and friends. Many thanks to Michael Ciravolo and all at Schecter Guitar Research for making this birthday extra memorable and thank you to Todd Davis Photography for this wonderful photo. Ashton x
ps - The guitar in this photo is a Schecter Corsair Custom.
pps - The coat I’m wearing is made by Rose Mortem.
DARK BEAUTY MAGAZINE INTERVIEW / FEATURE
[3 March 2017]
I spoke to the wonderful people at Dark Beauty Magazine this week about my work, future releases, collaborations and other oddities. I hope you enjoy this rather comprehensive interview / feature: http://www.darkbeautymag.com/2017/03/ashton-nyte/
THE GREY DAYS OF WINTER'S END PLAYLIST
[1 March 2017]
It's the first day of March and from where I'm sitting I can hear and see the wind insisting the naked trees dance again. I'm not sure if it is a somber farewell or a simple celebration of the moment. Similarly, I was inspired to create this playlist of selected works. Yes, most of it is probably a little melancholy but it seems fitting, here in my little corner of the forest, with all of this old beauty at play. If you are able to find the space today, I hope you enjoy this too. Ashton x
RISEN DELUXE RE-ISSUE
[24 January 2017]
2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of The Awakening's debut album "Risen". To celebrate The Awakening will be releasing a deluxe remastered re-issue of the album, including a wealth of bonus material, in various physical formats. 2017 will also see the release of a brand new Awakening album, which is currently in the final mix stages and sounding rather powerful! More news soon... Ashton x
[6 January 2017]
Wishing you peace and beauty today and every day. x #2017
THE AWAKENING CONFIRMED FOR 17 DATE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH THE MISSION
[29 July 2016]
I am delighted to announce that The Awakening (the band I gave birth to in 1995) will be the special guests on the European dates of The Mission’s 30th Anniversary Tour! The Awakening will be joining The Mission on 17 dates, starting on 8 October at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London (an extra special show that includes Peter Murphy on the bill) and finishing at Pandora Hall in Utrecht, Holland on 31 October. Last year I had the absolute pleasure of joining the inimitable Wayne Hussey on stage to sing ‘Butterfly On A Wheel’. It is a song I used to attempt on acoustic guitar in my bedroom as a teenager, and singing it with the man who wrote it was a dream come true. Supporting The Mission now, as they celebrate 30 years of releasing beautiful music, is one of the greatest joys of my career. The Mission was most definitely one of the bands that inspired and influenced the birth of The Awakening. The dream just became an exquisite journey. Ashton x
For more details and ticket info, please go to http://www.theawakening.com/tour--2
NEW SINGLE "FORGOTTEN" OUT NOW
My new song, "Forgotten" is out today!
You can stream it, or choose your download format and what you would like to pay for it HERE.
Please share this with others you feel would appreciate my melancholic melodies. I hope you enjoy it! x
2 NEW SONGS ON MGT ALBUM OUT NOW
[29 June 2016]
Back at home on my balcony with a bright and shiny new copy of "Volumes" by MGT aka Mark Gemini Thwaite! Proud to have contributed 2 songs to this fabulous album alongside Ville Valo (HIM), Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls (The Wonder Stuff), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) and many other wonderful artists. I provided lyrics and vocals for "The Reaping" and "Jesamine (Poetry & Ice)".
Please have a listen or go ahead and buy the CD / download here: http://mgt.lnk.to/Volumes
"THE REAPING" BY ASHTON NYTE + MGT OUT NOW
[1 June 2016]
It is here! The full length video for "The Reaping" by MGT (Peter Murphy, The Mission, Gary Numan) and Ashton Nyte premiered on Sonic Seducer today!
I provided lyrics and vocals for this fabulous song off MGT aka Mark Gemini Thwaite's debut album, which also features Ville Valo (HIM), Wayne Hussey (The Mission) and many more! The album will be out on 24 June on SPV but you can pre-order now and get "The Reaping" immediately.
Video editing by the wonderful Montster Filmworks known for their work with the brilliant Killing Joke.
SWEET SIXTEEN ANNIVERSARY SALE
My debut solo album was released in May 2000. To celebrate the 16 year anniversary of The Slender Nudes we're having a "Sweet Sixteen" Sale until. 20% off all CD's, downloads and merchandise. We've also added limited edition photographs, pin badges and T-shirts to the party. Sale ends on 5 June and stocks are limited. Enjoy!
A HALO IN THE DIRT VIDEO OUT NOW
[27 April 2016]
I am delighted to share my new music video with you today, on my Birthday! This is my favourite song on Some Kind Of Satellite, I hope you you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it.
I promise to create and release an abundance of new art this year.
[11 January 2016]
Devastated and somewhat unraveled by the passing of David Bowie. Like so many other humans, I have been inspired, comforted and perplexed by the genius of his contribution to my life. A myriad of memories are once again vying for attention: asking my Dad to buy a “best of Bowie” record at the age of 7, after hearing Ground Control desperately trying to make contact with our hero; dressing as a makeshift Ziggy Stardust to a party at age 14, complete with black leggings borrowed from my Mom and dyed red hair (much to the chagrin of my headmaster); anxiously weighing up my art against his and falling dramatically short time and time again; the spiritual experience of the David Bowie IS Exhibition in Chicago last year; being within spitting distance of the man himself at an art exhibition in Johnannesburg in the mid 90’s and not having the courage to tell him all he already meant to me.
Thank you so very much David. I had wanted to wait until the pain had subsided, so I could write something beautiful and poetic but I’m not sure that will be possible.
So, I’ll conclude with the anguished affirmation that heralds the climax of my favourite song:
“Oh no love! You’re not alone”
ASHTON NYTE AND WAYNE HUSSEY SING BUTTERFLY ON A WHEEL
I had the wonderful opportunity to join Wayne Hussey on stage for a rendition of The Mission classic, "Butterfly On A Wheel" on my recent "Some Kind Of Satellite Tour". As a Mission fan, I used to sing this song on acoustic guitar in my bedroom as a teenager. To perform it with Wayne was something of a dream come true.
A big thank you to Sean Coetzee for capturing this moment at The Barnyard Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa on 11 May 2015.
VIDEO FOR "SPEAK" LIVE ON BALCONY TV
I will be touring South Africa in May 2015! I have confirmed some theatre shows with the fabulous Wayne Hussey (of The Mission) and have a few glorious headline shows lined up. Check out the Tour Details here! We are currently confirming dates and details for the US in September / October and Europe thereafter. More to be announced soon...
ASHTON NYTE ON THE COVER OF GIUSEPPINA MAGAZINE
[6 April 2015]
Excited to be on the cover of the new Giuseppina Magazine!
Photo by Todd Davis and fashion by Rose Mortem.
Get your print or digital copy here!
NEW VIDEO "SEE ME CRY" OUT NOW
To celebrate the release of Some Kind Of Satellite, I've just added the second new video for your entertainment :-). See Me Cry is a fabulously camp faux-horror-b-movie affair, best enjoyed on the biggest screen you can find, at the highest volume possible!
"SOME KIND OF SATELLITE" OUT NOW
It is with much pleasure that I announce the release of my new album today!
"Some Kind Of Satellite" is now available from our official store and various stores world-wide.
You can choose between the digipak CD version or various download options, including iTunes, hi-res mp3s, Wav files and others :-).
NEW VIDEO / PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM
I am delighted to present Dressing Like You - the first single from the upcoming album Some Kind Of Satellite!
You can pre-order the CD or pre-order the iTunes international version (and get the new single immediately)
or pre-order the iTunes South African version (and get the new single immediately)
All physical copies pre-ordered before 15 February will be signed as well.
Things Worth Mentioning [26 January 2015]
I am relieved to have survived the festive season.
New music and video will be unleashed upon the (previously) unsuspecting masses on 3 February!
Contrary to the perceived mood of the photo above, I am truly, truly excited to be sharing the new work with you :-).
Speaking of the photo above, this one was taken by the inimitable Todd Davis, 8 short days ago.
My hair is now "Nordic Blonde".
Hot Yoga continues to restore and invigorate.
Soon I hope to see through walls again.