Jon McDevitt Brings Us The Present of ‘Father Christmas’

If you like your Christmas songs with a little more substance to them, rather than the usual tinsel-drenched tunes, then Jon McDevitt is here to save the big day with his festive offering, ‘Father Christmas’.

Having been a part of the 2000 record selling band, Geist, and also writing the theme tune to Channel 5’s A Different Life, Jon has a lot of songwriting experience that exhibits itself in ‘Father Christmas’.

Co-written alongside Dominic Hudson, ‘Father Christmas’ depicts a festive period without the gift-giving man and provokes listeners into thinking what it would be without him. As you can see, the track has a deeper subtext than most Christmas songs and the quality of the songwriting process is evident, knowing that it’s a song that makes you think, rather than one you simply absorb yourself in. All of this, along with a catchy melody, makes ‘Father Christmas’ the perfect new number for the festive period.

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Tuffet Bunnies release ‘Love Songs For Scarlett EP’

The aptly named Tuffet Bunnies is the musical front for Clem Darling’s enchanting, folk love songs.

‘Love Songs For Scarlett’ is the LA based musician’s debut release devoted to his girlfriend that focuses on the often difficult to describe sentiments involved with being in love.

However, Darling’s humble and simple approach to songwriting lends itself perfectly to what he’s trying to do. After all, surely being honest and true is the best policy when you’re in love, right?

‘Everything’ is highlight of the collection with its upbeat, almost hoedown-esque sound for guaranteed feel-good vibes, whilst ‘Enjoy’ is an 8 minute long symphony of noodling violins and two-note basslines that demonstrate Darling’s talent for simple, effective songwriting.

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‘Black Hole Friday’ by Homesick Mick

Singer-songwriter, Homesick Mick, is bringing out his debut EP, Black Hole Friday, on the same day as Black Friday in order to combat the commercialisation around the event and also to protest against billionaire tycoon, Sir Philip Green, who has extorted BHS employees of their pensions.

Alongside this, Homesick Mick has begun a social media campaign called ‘Philip Free Friday’ to raise awareness of Sir Philip’s dishonourable behaviour and urge him to pay back the pensions. The campaign is aiming to prevent people shopping at the ‘Arcadia’ stores belonging to Sir Philip Green, such as Topshop and Miss Selfridge in the hope that they will realise they are fueling the greed of a corrupt billionaire.

The Black Hole Friday EP features four songs: ‘La Troc’, ‘French Blooze’, ‘Beautiful Thing’ and ‘Prisoner to the Past’ which will offer a taste of things to come in Homesick Mick’s musical journey. In January 2017, the EP will then be followed up by The Mysterious Abduction and Return of Homesick Mick, a full length album mastered at Abbey Road studios.

Find out more on Homesick Mick and his campaign here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJG2MMjSTvCATIAbDt_0VFg

http://www.homesickmick.com

Alternative rocker Karmilla releases new single ‘Leave Me To Me’

The folk-rock ‘Leave Me To Me’ portrays the perfect song of independence, becoming more powerful as the composition gets stronger throughout. This song is ideal for the ever-growing and popular alternative scene, offering a track that is unique yet captures the essence of traditional old-age Britpop from the likes of Oasis.

She knows what sound her audience want to hear and has created a song that is extremely strong amongst the music scene today. Her raw lyrics draw upon her natural roots of small gigs and festivals, showing that Karmilla has not lost herself amongst her experience of fame, and still remains genuine, making her all the more captivating. These elements prove that Karmilla has succeeded in creating a track that is timeless, and she is likely to have high success in the future.


Leave Me To Me and Early Workings Of An Open Mind are both out now!

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Singer-Songwriters Vidal & Curma Release EP

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Vidal & Curma have made a name for themselves on the London music scene, having played at some of the most prestigious venues in the city. Now, they are releasing a three-track EP.

The songwriters – who spend their time between their Northern Italian hometown of Padova and the UK’s capital – write on everyday problems. Their song themes vary from the difficulty of maintaining relationships nowadays, where everyone travels and moves a lot (‘Another Plane’), to everyday situations that can lead to deep contemplation (‘Tonight’). The final track, ‘Never Say Again’, is about the unpredictability of meeting someone special in a city like London.

Watch Vidal & Curma perform a track live for Tradiio – in conjunction with the music discovery app:

Dave Fidler ready to unveil ‘Easy Gone, Easy Come’ EP

Easy Gone, Easy Come Final

With a live BBC Manchester session and a feature in national Acoustic Magazine already under his belt, Dave Fidler’s previous single ‘Taking Over’ has really started to make waves for the singer-songwriter. Easy Gone, Easy Come, is the title track from  the new EP which is set to retain Dave’s upward trajectory come June 1st.

Based in the North West, Dave Fidler is a supremely talented acoustic guitarist, whose folk style and intricate finger picking underneath a distinct vocal has the ability to warm and break your heart in equal measure. His songs spin tales we can all relate to, around themes of love, loss and birth – all themes shaped by Fidler’s own personal life over the last year or so.

Influenced by greats like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, this is an artist with incredible potential with songs like EP track ‘Easy Gone, Easy Come’, which you can find here:

Produced by Sam Jones (Alex Turner, Corinne Bailey Rae) and John Bramwell of I Am Kloot, the EP is just the latest step in what is shaping up to be a very promising music career.

Music is clearly a true passion for the singer-songwriter, who also runs a music school and charity alongside touring. It’s all very impressive work, and with a barge tour of the UK in the works as well as a potential prisons tour at the end of the year, it’s clear to see that Dave is approaching things in a different way.

The past twelve months for Dave have been a whirlwind of recording sessions and great shows including Glastonbury Festival, Manchester’s Whisky Sessions festival and a forty date tour of the UK as main tour support to John Bramwell who describes Fidler as “absolutely brilliant”. He has also been featured several times by key tastemaker Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music.

Links:

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www.facebook.com/davefidleruk

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https://www.youtube.com/user/davefidlerofficial

Sandy Kilpatrick new single ‘Your Love is a Weapon’

Scottish singer-songwriter set to unveil new album on June 15th

 

An acoustic-folk singer-songwriter, Sandy Kilpatrick is now Portugal based having been born and raised in Scotland. His new album, ‘The Shaman’s Call’, is the latest stunning release in a career that has grown organically over time, with his sound echoing great songwriters as wide ranging as David Bowie and Damien Rice, while retaining his own unique take on the genre.

‘The Shaman’s Call’ marks further progression for Sandy Kilpatrick as an artist, guided out of the gate by new single ‘Your Love Is a Weapon’, a song which focuses on the intimacy and solitude of the writer at work:

Those developing years have been spent surrounded by talents who have made it to the mainstream, such as close friend and New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham. Now Sandy Kilpatrick aims to follow in their footsteps.

Having lived in various parts of the UK before moving to Portugal to be with his family, Sandy Kilpatrick’s particular brand of accessible folk music has a well-travelled feel to it. Inspired by a wide ranging exploration of all of life’s experience as seen through Sandy Kilpatrick’s eyes as a writer, Sandy’s last album ‘Redemption Road’ was notable enough to gain the support of key BBC tastemakers Guy Garvey and Mark Radcliffe. One track was even used by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on his ‘Best Bits of 2013’ video.

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Like this track, the album as a whole is designed to feel raw, and not hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of big production. The lyrics are intimate and thoughtful, hitting many highs, lows and moments of heartfelt poignancy – many of which listeners will immediately relate to.

Sandy Kilpatrick’s new music marks a new step forward as a solo artist and musician – not bad for someone who has already shared the stage with many excellent bands including Muse, Elbow and more.

Fittingly, this album represents taking his journey full circle, with a festival show coming up in July where he will be sharing the bill with The Waterboys – a band Sandy loved in his childhood. One of the first songs he learned on the guitar was theirs, ‘Fisherman’s Blues’, and it seems fitting that he should share the stage with them as he celebrates his latest release.

 

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