Sohn is a pseudonym of Christopher Taylor (stylised SOHN), a South London-born musician, songwriter and producer based in Vienna. Following the release of 2012’s ‘The Wheel EP’ through Aesop Label he was signed by 4AD. He released his debut album, Tremors on April 7, 2014.
Following tracks ‘Oscillate’ and ‘Warnings’, in August 2012 Sohn posted ‘The Wheel’ and ‘Red Lines’ on his Soundcloud page ahead of release through Aesop Label. Picking up huge critical acclaim online, the tracks were covered by multiple newspapers and blogs, including The Guardian, Dummy, and Abeano. The EP was released on 5 November 2012 and entered the Amazing Radio Top 40 on 18 November, reaching number 18. Noisey premiered the official video for ‘The Wheel’ in January 2013. ‘Red Lines’ then entered the Amazing Radio chart and peaked at number 10.
On 19 April 2013, 4AD announced the signing of Sohn. This news coincided with the first official release through 4AD, ”Bloodflows”, which Pitchfork Media described as “a vocal showcase and Sohn’s most sorrowful, powerful success yet.” and GorillaVsBear mentioned as “simple but mesmerizing and extremely effective video”. This peaked at number one in the Amazing Radio chart on 12 May.
On 11 September 2013, the follow up track ‘Lessons’ was published online. Released on limited 12” vinyl on 25 November 2013, the accompanying video was directed by Olivier Groulx and premiered by Dazed & Confused Magazine.
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