Having played in indie band Keith, written for The 2 Bears, sung for George FitzGerald and been a producer for the likes of, Rosie Lowe and The Bohicas, Oli Bayston aka Boxed In is now bringing his wide array of talents to bear on his own solo project.
After seven years in Manchester he moved to London where he delved further into the art of production. He assisted producer Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Toy, Kate Tempest) for two years and they wrote “loads of music together, just staying up late in the studio being weird.” They’ve since released music together as Scotti Brains.
“After Keith, my intention was to start something fresh and get a new project going,” explains Oli. “My intention was always to become a producer as well as an artist in my own right, and it’s worked out really well for me. It’s helped me hone a very specific sound.”
Boxed In is that project, and it brings together Oli’s two greatest musical loves: Krautrock and house music. “The album has a bit of both of those two things combined,” he says, “But the principle focus is always the songs. I’m a slave to the songs and I try to incorporate my love of specific genres of music into that.”