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.

‘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.

New Josh Healey‘s New EP ‘Lost, Found & Lost Again’ Out Now

Josh Healey’s new EP Lost, Found & Lost Again is out now and is already getting national radio play for it.

The lead track, Sometimes, starts the EP with a very relaxing and laid back feel, the acoustic guitar very subtle in the background with the vocals carrying the song. There is a hint of folk in the song which carrys the song very well, breaking the song up between verses. Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music has already been playing this track which is huge statement to how well written this track is to start off the EP.

A more upbeat track to follow with People Like You, a song to tap your feet to but a very strong message in the lyrics of the song about society today. The song helps the EP along after the lead track to show that Josh can write powerful upbeat music with strong underlining messages and make it work with more soft acoustic songs.

City of Saints has a beautiful finger picked intro that carries the song and shows off Josh’s talent on the acoustic guitar. A simple song of just Josh and his acoustic guitar in very stripped down and raw track. The title track Lost, Found & Lost Again closes the EP perfectly. The intro of acoustic guitar and piano which play throughout give the perfect accompaniment to Josh’s soft vocals in a very heartfelt track to close the EP.

Josh’s beautiful subtle tones have already been compared favourably with the legendary Nick Drake, which can’t be bad!

The EP ‘Lost, Found & Lost Again’ is available now on iTunes here.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lost-found-lost-again-ep/id918091270

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Jess Thristan records live version of ‘Little Bird’ for Ont’ Sofa

One of the UK’s hottest new singer/songwriters 19 year old Jess Thristan has recorded a breath taking live version of her upcoming new single ‘Little Bird’. The stripped back version of 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 released October 20th, 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. Also recorded at the Ont’ Sofa sessions was Jess’ interpretation of the classic Beatles track ‘From Me To You’. To view ‘From Me To You’ visit the link below.

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

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