Kev Sherry is a songwriter, indie musician, journalist, comic writer and novelist. He has performed in the indie guitar band Attic Lights since 2005 and released three critically acclaimed albums – “Friday Night Lights” (Island/Universal Records, 2008), “Super De Luxe” (Elefant Records, 2013) and “Love In The Time of Shark Attacks” (Elefant Records, 2019).
Kev recently released his debut solo album, Foxy Orthodoxy. The album is inspired by acts like Courtney Barnett, Alvvays, The Lemonheads, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Surfer Blood and Best Coast. With an acoustic guitar borrowed from Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura/Tracyanne & Danny) and a bass borrowed from Teenage Fanclub’s Francis MacDonald, the album was produced by Paul Savage (The Delgados, Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Arab Strap).
Foxy Orthodoxy is a document of our times, exploring themes prevalent in Kev’s journalism – anarchism, feminism, gender politics, the ideological culture wars, the cult of personality and the hypocrisy of the human heart. The album is part of a triptych involving the comic “Warpaint” and his debut novel “Here Be Apples.”
Kev has previously collaborated with international artist like Bjorn Yttling, Cerys Matthews and La Casa Azul and his songs have been remixed by Mogwai, Camera Obscura, The Fratellis, Jim Noir and The Vaselines. His music with Attic Lights has appeared on HBO’s comedy-drama Divorce, Netflix’s Elite, MTV’s Teen Mom, BBC’s The Culture Show, Hairy Bikers, The One Show, Sportscene, Channel 4’s Wife Swap, Come Dine With Me and many more.
Kev’s digital comic Warpaint was a critical hit in 2019/2020 and will be published physically in 2021 by legendary Franco/American publishers Humanoids Inc in the UK, USA and France, with further territories planned beyond that.
His journalism for New Statesman and The Alternative UK focuses on themes of social justice, anarchism, feminist theory, cultural relativism and anti-authoritarianism.