Month: November 2016

Magazine Gap release new single and EP – ‘Calling Card’, Nov 25th

Freshly uploaded, ‘Calling Card’ is the latest single from the brilliantly consistent London trio Magazine Gap. The track is also the title song from their new EP, coming on the 25th November. If you like what you’re hearing, you should bookmark their website in preparation for the big release.

‘Something More’ pop single from Luke Potter

Fast becoming one of my favourite emerging artists of the year, Luke Potter is a UK singer songwriter whose lyrics seem to come from someone much older than his youthful looks would suggest. His latest single is ‘Something More’, a slow-build, fast-catch treat in the mould of contemporaries such as Ed Sheeran.

 Inspired by many groups, including the Goo Goo Dolls whose track ‘Iris’ first caused him to pick up a guitar at age 17, Potter is clearly a student of the game and a fast learner. His songs are structurally sound and well-produced. Meanwhile, the compelling video is as well thought out a promo clip as you’re likely to see from any independent song writer.

 

‘Something More’ is out now on iTunes.

‘No’ single out now from Max Restaino, LP ‘The Time It Takes’ also released

It’s not an easy task for any aspiring new artist to break through into the public consciousness these days, but Max Restaino has an excellent chance of doing just that. Not only is he gaining a reputation for excellent, original pop songs, but he’s also worked alongside many top names in the pop industry, including Gary Barlow and Olly Murs.

And now, alongside a massive UK tour with Rebecca Ferguson, he is ready to unveil his new album ‘The Time It Takes’. The album is available from here, and has also been teased by a number of singles – the latest of which is the excellent ‘No’ (above).

‘Clocks’ EP out now – Ellie Jane

A very welcome addition to the UK independent music scene, Ellie Jane is a female singer-songwriter who writes excellent pop music with a twist. Heavily influenced by hip-hop and rap, her new EP ‘Clocks’ is out now (here) and does an excellent job of demonstrating just why her sound is so fresh.

The lead single might be a bit more straightforward in terms of pop, but rest assured there’s plenty more on the EP. There’s a reason why she made it to the 2015 final of the national UK Open Mic competition, and before long Ellie Jane could become a name on mainstream lips.