Scottish singer songwriter Erin At Eleven releases her second EP 'Eclectic' on 30th August 2019.
The new EP features four original songs written by Erin - 'Only Myself To Blame', 'One Thing', 'All Roads Lead Back' and 'Over You'.
Talking about her new EP, Erin said:
"The 'Eclectic' EP is the culmination of some tracks I've written and produced from different genres (EDM, trad pop, jazz) which didn't quite fit in with the rest of the tracks on my upcoming album but which I thought could blend well together in their own wee eclectic world."
'Eclectic' will be available from:
Spain-born, American-raised and UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is heading out on the road again for 12 solid weeks of touring, with 35 shows in the USA and 22 in the UK (57 concerts in total), starting on September 6th and winding up back in her adopted home county of Cornwall on November 30th.
Produced by guitar legend Michael Chapman, Sarah’s fifth solo album 'If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous' is distributed worldwide by Proper on LP as well as CD, and has received rave reviews worldwide: Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an early contender for folk album of 2018,” the UK’s fRoots said it was “a collection to savour” and the USA’s PopMatters called it “a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.”
“I’m really looking forward to getting out on the road again,” says the singer, who recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ards International Guitar Festival; electric guitar, piano and drum also feature in her arsenal of instruments onstage.
“After the intensity of last year’s album-release touring, I made the decision not to do any long tours in the first half of this year,” Sarah continues, “although I did manage to get over to Ireland to perform at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, which was fantastic, and I’ve just come back from playing at a folk festival in Belgium."
“But it’s all been short little trips out, so it’ll be great to be finally getting my teeth into a proper tour. The US tour is coast-to-coast — we start off in North Carolina, then head northwest to Colorado via St Louis and on to Idaho and Oregon, then down into California, then back east again through Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana to South Carolina and Virginia, then north up the east coast, finishing with a week of New England gigs – so we’ll see a massive range of different terrains and landscapes. I can’t wait!”
Elk is 21 year old Leeds based multi-instrumentalist Joey Donnelly, whose brooding and beguiling work on debut album 'Beech' marries up the sound of Daudi Matsiko, Florist and Talons with the lyrical depth of Phoebe Bridgers.
"I love how dark and honest her lyrics are at times,” says Joey of Bridger’s writing, “and I tried to use that whilst writing the Elk songs.”
Working with brother Mikey in his band Miles, Joey began writing the music that would become Elk. Mikey did what all good big brothers do and kicked Joey out of the band.
“He made me do my own stuff, so he’s to thank for Elk. I’ve learnt a lot from him over the years about song-writing and just being a good person.”
Family is embedded in Elk. The 7 songs that make up Beech were written and recorded at the family home in York, over a six month period.
“I’d write the songs in Leeds and go home and record them with my brother Mikey,” with Joey handling everything except drums and some backing vocals.
Like a family, the songs envelope you in a trusting warmth; Joey lays himself bare, as his honest songs slowly welcome and wash over you. The songs are a personal reflection on relationships, loss and growth, all told with the openness of family.
“We used to move around a lot when I was younger and the first place we stayed in for a long time was on Beech Avenue, which is the name of the album and [a] song, as it was pretty important to me.”
“We moved out of the house and rented it for a few years, but before we sold it we all stayed for one last night. We stayed up all night, drank and ate Chinese food and reminisced about the time that had passed.”
Loudhailer Electric Company release the 'Morpheus' EP on their own DHM Record Label on 21st June 2019.
The band's second studio release consists of four brand new tracks dripping with guitar laden original psychedelic sounds and songs telling stories of road trips, myths & legends and sci fi.
'Morpheus' will be available on Bandcamp from 21st June and on all the usual digital outlets from 15th July 2019.
The first CDs will be available at the launch night 'Midsummer Night’s Scream' gig at Kardomah94 in Hull on Friday, 21st June.
For more information and to keep up to date with all the latest band news please visit http://loudhailer.net.
Hull band The Gold Needles have released the promo video for their second album 'Through A Window' which is released on Jem Records on 21st June 2019.
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