Luke Potter – ‘Something More’ single

Chilled and subtle in all the right ways, ‘Something More’ is the thoughtful new single from highly thought-of UK songwriter Luke Potter. Now in his early 20s, this is a man with huge potential who has already worked with a host of top producers.

The single is also set to be included on a brand new album, coming next year, and you can whet the appetite for that by purchasing your very own copy on iTunes.

Ellie Jane, star in the making, releases ‘Clocks’ single and EP

An artist on the up, Ellie Jane is a female singer-songwriter whose wide ranging pop sound is winning many fans. Her new single ‘Clocks’, which also happens to be the title track of her new EP, sees her on sparkling form.

Opening gently and benefitting from a slow addition of layers, the song is mature, well-written pop from an artist who is still in her early days. If she can continue to grow and build on these foundations, Ellie Jane won’t be a hidden gem much longer.

Dale McKay hopes to ‘Make You Happy’ with new single

Every now and again an artist comes along with a voice that simply has to be applauded for its quality. Dale McKay is just such an artist. One listen to latest single ‘Make You Happy’ shows a natural, high quality voice put to great use with his very own funked up version of pop.

The single is being made available ahead of the release of a new EP, ‘Here and Now’, on September 16th. And if each of the tracks on that release showcase his vocal and songwriting as well as this taster, then there’s potentially a big future for Dale McKay. Not bad at all for an unassuming independent songwriter from Yorkshire.

New single – ‘Safe Island’ – Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is a young songwriter from Edinburgh whose new single ‘Safe Island’ is out now. And it’s quite a track.

Following on the heels of well received recent single ‘Pieces of Me’, ‘Safe Island’ is arguably an even stronger track. It’s out now on iTunes, and should be sought out if you’re a fan of new artists with real potential.

Bollywood meets pop in new single from Natalie Indya West & Sunny Andrea – ‘Goddess’

Infectious and hypnotic, the track above is a new single out now from Sunny Andrea and Natalie Indya West. Adding Bollywood genre influences to the pure pop formula, it makes for a fun listen which offers an effective alternative from the bland pop that often circulates in independent circles.

Mixed with the help of the production team at The Next Room (Snoop Dogg, Kimberly Wyatt, East 17 plus many more), the track crawls under the skin with its looping patterns, and induces a trance like feeling once it kicks into gear.

 

‘Mirrors & Windows’ – new single from Helen Perris

Beautiful, lilting and lush, the new single from Helen Perris is a brightly wrapped pop song but with a darker core. ‘Mirrors & Windows’ takes the subject of depression and loneliness and addresses those feelings with subtle depth. However, by focusing also on the silly foibles of the human condition, Perris is also happy to laugh at the things we do to keep ourselves going.

It’s an interesting mix, something of a difficult subject matter blended with a pure pop sound, and it makes for a touchingly original song. Ordinarily, such deep themes matched by the tone (hello Damien Rice), but this is a little different and it sets it apart.

Keep an eye on Helen Perris, a talented Australian songwriter with great potential.

Jess Thristan – ‘Live on Love’, new EP and video

Light on its feet and with a lovely sense of fun, this is the latest video from excellent UK songwriter Jess Thristan. ‘Live on Love’ is the title track from her new EP, which was released on Monday.

Having always loved a touch of acoustic country, Jess Thristan has fully embraced it with this particular track, giving it a beautiful, lilting style that really helps it stick out. It very much suits the weather around the UK at the moment too – a perfect summer song to match those blue skies.

Combining the upbeat with the laid back is a difficult trick to pull off, but this lovely magician has continued a hot run of form by doing just that.

Alexander Wolfe hits with third album ‘From the Shallows’

Reportedly his most ambitious album to date, singer-songwriter Alexander Wolfe’s ‘From The Shallows’ is available now on iTunes and other online stockists.

The album sees the London based artist return to a bigger sound after the stripped down acoustica of 2nd album ‘Skeletons’, allowing Wolfe more room to play with genre conceptions. Nominally a folk artist (as you can see from the single above), he also dabbles with more straightforward indie sounds and even a bit of pop for good measure (not the horrible cheesy kind of course).

‘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).

Jess Thristan’s much anticipated Little Bird out now

One of the UK’s hottest new singer/songwriters 19 year old Jess Thristan is releasing the breath taking new single Little Bird. The wonderfully melodic and catchy tune is a masterly piece of music that fuses classic singer/songwriting with contemporary pop sensitivities.

The new single, which is out now, is a follow up to April’s Side By Side EP which gained major national radio play and reached number 8 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

Little Bird shows a progression in the development of Jess as an extremely credible writer and performer and has already flying up the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts in pre orders.

With Little Bird already achieving national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and a live performance on Clare Balding’s radio show, Little Bird looks certain to further Jess Thristan’s reputation.

Watch the video for Little Bird here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkA35G3Yluc

Buy Little Bird on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/little-bird-single/id924975129

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