Water Sports

by Billy Nelson

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Billy Nelson, co-founder/co-writer of indie synth-folk outfit Whistle Peak, has ventured out solo to write, record and produce his "post-Genesis Phil Collins record."

Inspired by the reemergence of neon clothing and songs about butts, Billy has decided to stop pretending and embrace his inner Robert Palmer. With promiscuous tastes ranging from Frank Ocean, Liars, Kanye West, Run the Jewels, Disclosure and Blood Orange, Billy makes music that is strange, unpredictable and hauntingly fun synth-pop.

While dark and introspective, there is levity and humor underlying his explorations of existential crises that accompany love, sex, marriage, and fatherhood. ‘Water Sports’ is available now for pre-order on limited-edition hot pink-vinyl from Karate Body Records.


released July 22, 2016

All songs written and produced by Billy Nelson at Home Petot in Louisville, Ky.

All vocals and instrumentation by Billy Nelson, except: electric guitar and bass guitar on tracks 2 and 3 and baritone guitar on track 5 by Mike Snowden. Electric guitar on tracks 4 and 6 by Mitch.

Mastered by Donnie Bott at Goldsmith Studios in Louisville, Ky.

Art direction by Jacob Heustis

Under exclusive license to Karate Body Records.

Published by Lake West Hip (ASCAP) © 2016



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Billy Nelson Louisville, Kentucky

Whistle Peak co-writer/founder goes full throttle Phil Collins. Strange, catchy, vocal driven synth pop. Songs that explore the existential crises that arise from love, marriage and fatherhood.

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