‘Sliding Off the Edge of the World’ album out now from NuBorg; London show this week

Sometimes it’s quite clear that a new artist is coming at music from one of two directions. Some are all instinct, wearing their heart on their sleeve with the lyrics and putting it to music that is scruffy and unkempt, getting by on emotion and charisma. Others are planners, who obsess over every word, melody and sound to come up with exactly what they want, and can sometimes come across as cold and unfeeling as a result of their working and re-working of songs.

Somehow, Norway based NuBorg is both.

The melodies and lyrics on show throughout her debut album ‘Sliding Off the Edge of the World’ are by turns heart rending and uplifting, outpourings from the heart that have the potential to move you. Then, the music is so careful, so well produced and structured that it can’t simply be an accident. These are carefully written songs which, while slow in pace, are still written with emotional abandon. It’s an impressive mix and marks NuBorg out as a genuine artist amongst the din that is the independent scene these days.

The new album is out now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sliding-off-edge-world/id943559614), and if you like what it offers as much as we do you should get along to The Islington in London this Thursday. Entrance is £5, and NuBorg will take to the stage with her band in the UK for the first time. Don’t miss it if you’re in the area (or even if you’re not).

Future Music Songwriting Competition is launched

Songwriting competition: New for 2015, Future Music is launching a UK songwriting competition to find the best songwriters in the UK. The competition will provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to get their music heard and potentially get signed. There is also the opportunity to perform in a Grand Final showcase in London in front of A&R who work for the three major record labels.


A prestigious panel of music industry judges are at every stage of the songwriting competition, offering songwriters exposure of their music to the most influential decision-makers in the music industry, including A&R representatives who work for the UK’s three major record labels – Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music.

The UK songwriting competition is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of many of the best songwriters in the UK song writers such as:

  • Atlantic Record’s Jacob Banks
  • Warner Music’s Birdy
  • Sony’s Luke Friend
  • Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan


The songwriting contest is open to all ages; however there will be additional categories for songwriters under the age of 15 and 18 years of age. There will also be additional songwriting awards for the categories of genres including; Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Urban, Christian, Gospel, Latin, Electronic and Folk.

Acts don’t need a professional recording  to enter the songwriting competition, as entries will be judged on their originality, melody, composition, lyrics (where applicable) and their potential to be a hit song.


The winning acts that make the Grand Final showcase in London will have the chance to perform on a stage that has hosted the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters at Dingwalls, a world-renowned music venue right in the hub of London’s music scene in Camden.

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes and want your songwriting heard by music industry professionals, enter your song into the songwriting competition.