Night Operations is the project of Mike Powell which began in 2011 with the release of the long-deleted Colour & Number EP on Prescribed Records.
Mike is also the keyboard player for KIT B, and has in the past performed and released music with several other bands including Exchange (2012-2014), The Shelltones (2007-2011) and Five Days Of Static (2003-04) as well as releasing 2 singles under his own name, Behind The Wheel (2010) and Dancefloor (2011).
After the release of the first EP, Night Operations releases have been few and far between; aside from the track Driving Rain which was released as an EP in 2014 and featured on the German Shepherd charity album Salford Streets. Night Operations has also released remixes, for artists and bands such as KIT B, Exchange and The Junta.
Work began on the Mantra album, the first full release with German Shepherd, as early as mid 2014, but most of the material was recorded in late 2015 / early 2016. The album is due to be released in October 2016, preceded by a promo single, Remember, to be released in September 2016.
Mike’s current listening includes recent albums by Jane Weaver, Wye Oak, Cut Copy, NCZA Lines, Gwenno, Kurt Vile,nad New Order were on rotation during the making of the album, as well as old favourites Depeche Mode and David Bowie.
Their has been consideration of setting up Night Operations as a live unit, with a backing band for some live dates but this is still undecided. New music has already started to be written and recorded for the follow-up to Mantra, though it is too early to speculate when this will be released.
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