With a new full length album on the way, now is the perfect time to find out what all the fuss is about with Magazine Gap. Their first album, ‘Light and Shade’, did an excellent job of showing how this trio put together a number of different genres to make their own style. And, before the new album is complete, the band have decided to release a four song funk EP in the shape of ‘Calling Card’.
Released on November 25th, the tracks have been released one by one on YouTube in the performance style of the one above, for title song ‘Calling Card’. If you like what you’re hearing, and what’s not to like, you should check out the band’s website for more information.
With Ed Sheeran currently on hiatus between albums and no feasible alternative available in the charts, the timing is perfect for Luke Potter. A song-writer of simple but effective pop, the iron is hot to strike now for this young man from the UK.
With four years of experience already behind him, he’s shown he’s got the staying power and tenacity to keep writing. Now all he needs is the opportunity to be heard by a larger audience – something helped by being showcased on the likes of BBC Radio 2 and the Record of the Day website.
The single is out now, and an album will be on its way sometime next year.
Based in Herfordshire and influenced by the likes of James Bay and Amy Winehouse, Ellie Jane is a song writer who has the chance of a bright future. Her latest single ‘Clocks’ brings together some lovely acoustic guitar and piano touches under her soulful voice, building to a subtle but effective crescendo throughout.
The single is taken from her new solo EP ‘Clocks’ – a foray into a solo career having previously been featured on Radio 1 thanks to collaborations with other artists. However, a run to the final of 2015’s Open Mic UK contest has clearly given Ellie Jane the confidence to strike out on her own, and the resulting EP is a joy. You can find it now on iTunes.
Straightforward pop in the purest sense, ‘No’ is the new single from Max Restaino. Bringing together a jaunty rhythm, Restaino’s tight vocal and a feel-good tone, it’s strongly representative of the good quality pop you can usually expect from this talented young man.
The single, released late last month, came out alongside new album ‘The Time it Takes’, which is chock full of similarly quality pop tunes. You can support independent music by buying it here.