2024: New Music

A modified photo of me stood by Runcorn Bridge

Happy New Year everyone! I’m excited to announce new music for 2024, coming this way soon. I can’t be sure about exact dates as of yet, but we will let you know as soon as possible. As usual, all albums will be available via independent record shops, online and on Bandcamp via the incredible Castles […]

Live in 2023

Live in Birmingham 2023

So 2023, that’s a wrap! 20 gigs in 38 weeks has been exhausting but it’s been fun. Over 6,500 miles driven. I am fully aware that it hardly counts as a punishing schedule, but it does when you’re 48, overweight and have a full time job! There have been some absolute highlights – last week’s […]

Interim Report, March 1979: special edition

Interim Report, March 1979 Special Edition

Coming on 20 October 2023, Castles In Space is releasing a special edition of the first Warrington-Runcorn album, Interim Report, March 1979. Taken from a new vinyl master, the record will be pressed on heavyweight vinyl. The album will come in a new gatefold sleeve, and accompanied by an exclusive 7″ of two songs taken […]

The Nation’s Most Central Location: update

Thank you so much for all of your support and sales of The Nation’s Most Central Location (TNMCL). We genuinely did not anticipate the demand would be as intense as it was. For the previous album, Districts, Roads, Open Space (DROS) we had 1,300 vinyl copies and 300 CDs. These took 2-3 weeks to sell […]

2023 album variants

There’s a lot of music coming your way soon, and just to clear up any confusion, here’s a definitive guide! The Nation’s Most Central Location The Nation’s Most Central Location, the new album, comes in three vinyl variants, and will also be available on CD. The vinyl variants are all stunning to look at, so […]

The Nation’s Most Central Location – coming soon

The Nation's Most Central Location album cover

The fourth Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan album, The Nation’s Most Central Location, will be released on 19 May 2023. This album sees Gordon Chapman-Fox (the man behind Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan) explore the north-south divide and reflect on 40 years of broken ‘levelling up’ promises. With eight tracks across 40 minutes, the album […]

2023 begins here

To start a new year for Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan, the first two albums – Interim Report, March 1979 and People & Industry have now arrived on all major streaming platforms. The past 12 months have seen Gordon Chapman-Fox sell out copies of his third album, Districts, Roads, Open Space. The album made the UK albums chart when it was […]

Electronic Sound interview

Electronic Sound magazine article

I’m delighted to appear in the latest issue of Electronic Sound magazine. It was a delight, as ever, to talk to Bob Fischer about my music, influences and detail on the whole Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan project. Read the article. Buy the magazine

Taking a good reading

Sonible Smart Meters

Sonible have just released two new metering plugins, the true:balance and true:level. Both have distinct metering functions, but, like all meters are intended to show you what is going on with your music, rather than affecting the sound in any way. These meters are optimised for working with a full mix on the master bus. […]