Joshua Peter Record (born 20 November 1987) is a British singer/songwriter who has released one album, Pillars, and one EP.
Josh Record was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, the son of a BFBS DJ, whom he cites as "my greatest influence". At the age of 16 he moved to London to study music at the BRIT School. He became involved in local charities on the Alton Estate teaching music and participating in related projects.
His first release on indie label National Anthem in 2012 made it to number 2 in the Singer Songwriter charts on iTunes in the UK. The lead track "For Your Love" was heralded by everyone from Steve Lamacq to Zane Lowe to The Sunday Times who said "His keening falsetto invites comparisons to Bon Iver's Justin Vernon... Record has a sensational debut album in him"
His next self produced EP "The War" received critical acclaim and Zane Lowe made the title track his "Hottest Record of 2013" on BBC Radio 1, as well as live performances on BBC Radio 2, and BBC Radio 6 Music.
In 2013 Josh Record signed a deal with Virgin Records and in late November 2013 went onto release his EP "Bones", that has been play listed on BBC Radio 1. "Bones" EP also features remixes from Alt-J, Fryars, and FTSE.
In March 2014, Josh Record re-released "For Your Love" on Virgin Records. Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 made it his "Hottest Record in The World" on 26 February 2014. "For Your Love" made it to number 11 in the Alternative charts on iTunes in the UK.
Josh Record's debut album Pillars was released on 14 July 2014 to be followed by a headlining tour in October.
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