Having been on the alternative Bristol scene for just over three years, the 22 year old songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist has become sought after with a steady flow of releases. Inspired by artists ranging from Mount Kimbie, Delia Derbyshire through to FKA twigs, Harvey deftly coerces Jazz, R&B and Electronic genres. A thoughtful and considered lyricist, inspiration also stems from themes of philosophy, quantum physics, anthropology and architecture. His work recalls early ‘Massive Attack and Portishead records, while the interaction between vocals and digital production points towards Moderat or Radiohead' (Clash).
Growing up in Buckinghamshire, Harvey’s depth and integrity came from a creative childhood, with his father selling and developing music and film equipment and mother, a dancer performing in a Mexican circus show from nineteen. Harvey was exposed to TV, performance, theatre and a wide range of music from an early age but eventually found a grounding in production and honing in on a unique palette.
Debut single 'Frisson' was released in 2017 with Bristol label Leisure Records. A song depicting ‘the complexity to the perception of music and whether musical Frisson is a barometer for what good music is’. Not only did the debut gain attention from Indie Shuffle and Bristol In Stereo but it was described 'an impressively diverse three minutes' for DIY's NEU Pick of the day. It has since hit 500k streams, earned spots on NME and Spotify's 'Office' and 'Left Of Centre' playlists respectively. A subsequent remix project with rising hip hop duo Cabrakid (one half being band member Gabriel Gifford) earned Harvey an appearance at 'Cabra’s' support slot with Loyle Carner after the rapper heard the track.
In 2018, Harvey released an eclectic yet polished collaboration EP titled ‘Murphy’s Hand’ with co-producer and flat-mate Gabriel Gifford. The lead single ‘Worn You’, an ambient piano ballad with a nervous energy, dub tinged rhythm and clever single shot video set it apart and secured BBC Radio 1’s ‘Artist of the Week’. Causon and Gifford continue to work together on a number of projects including a radio show on independent Bristol radio station Noods.
Following this, releases of singles London Stock, a track that ‘plays with the idea of entropy and superposition through the gaze of a city falling apart’ and Artifice with their respective captivating music videos earnt Harvey support from Apple and Burberry playlists, sold out Bristol and London headline shows and over 2 million overall Spotify streams. As his unique sound quickly gained traction, Harvey was invited to record live at the revered Maida Vale studios for BBC Introducing In The West.
Having previously supported the likes of Maribou State at Brixton Academy, Franc Moody and re-joining Loyle Carner in 2019 on European tours, Harvey has become a memorable live performer, with remarkable attention to detail and a beautifully emotive live vocal. Causon has had strong radio support including Annie Mac’s ‘New Name’ slot, Huw Stephens’ 'One to Watch' and has been longlisted on Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition. With a new four-piece band line up, Harvey plans to involve larger orchestral arrangements and choreography into special one off shows.
Latest singles ‘Fourth Wall’, ‘Blind Eye’ and ‘Half Hour Verve’ continue to showcase Harvey’s ability to shape and mould darker electronic influences with unique yet catchy piano based melodies. He achieves the perfect juxtaposition between a soothing yet fragile vocal and complex, driving beats. With EP ‘Fourth Wall’ arriving in June and Electrowerkz London headline show in September, 2020 looks to be an exciting year.