Shock Machine is the first solo project from Mercury Prize winning, BRIT Award and Ivor Novello nominated songwriter James Righton, who previously fronted the genre-defining group, Klaxons.

‘Shock Machine’, the beautiful, eponymous introduction to this new project, was recorded in a cabin in the south of France with the help of producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, Haim) and mixed in Atlanta by Ben H Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter).

It’s the first track from Shock Machine’s forthcoming debut ‘Open Up The Sky’ EP, a collection of timeless pop music that embraces inspiration from decades of off-kilter greats – from Todd Rundgren and Dennis Wilson, to early Paul McCartney – evolving influences into one of 2016’s most vital debut releases.

Tour Dates


Shock Machine on tour with The Lemon Twigs

Shock Machine is heading out on tour with The Lemon Twigs in March. The man in the red suit will be hitting up Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester and London. Dates and tickets below. See you at the front. Dates : TICKETS 23 March – Thekla – Bristol 24 March – Bodega – Nottingham 28 March –… Read more »