NEW MUSIC – Scott Nicholls

Scott Nicholls - Humble and Kind (artwork)

Friday 12th June sees Scott Nicholls release his cover of Tim McGraw’s Humble and Kind. Nicholls is a rising star on the UK country scene. Earlier this year he became an unofficial ambassador for country music in the UK with a guitar-strumming, soul-baring appearance on Channel 4’s 5 Guys A Week and subsequently stealing the hearts of the nation in the hit show Gogglebox.

 

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NEW MUSIC – Joey Clarkson & Louise Parker

 

Today we’re previewing the new single from Joey Clarkson & Louise Parker.  Their collaboration, If You Want Me To, will be available to stream and download from 29th May 2020.

 

The track was recorded remotely from their respective home studios and is the first of five releases from Joey Clarkson; all of which have been produced in strict adherence to the current social distancing measures in place in the UK. Clarkson’s go-to producer Ryan Griffiths also performed on and mixed the track from his home in Bedfordshire, while Peter Hewitt-Dutton mastered the single from Los Angeles.

 

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NEW MUSIC – Reya Jayne

Reya Jayne - how good you are

 

Today we’re previewing the new single from Reya Jayne. How Good You Are is the second release from Reya, following her debut smash Homeless, and this one shows a different side to the British country songstress. It introduces a more upbeat side to Reya’s immersive storytelling songwriting style, telling of a “too good to be true” romance – a modern-day fairy tale. 

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NEW MUSIC – Shannon Hynes

 

 

UK Country chart-topping artist Shannon Hynes puts her foot on the gas with powerful new single COUNTRY WORDS released everywhere 22nd May.

Country Words was written about her experience working with a difficult colleague at a restaurant, waiting tables to support herself during her time at BIMM, the London music college. Shannon found it difficult to speak up, so turned to her guitar to vent her frustrations. “I’m generally not a confrontational person, so I channeled that frustration into song-writing. I’m lucky I have that outlet otherwise I think I would have suffered in silence.”

 

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NEW MUSIC – Northern Souvenirs

 

Today we’re previewing new music from Northern Souvenirs! My Page will be released tomorrow on all of your favourite streaming and download platforms, and it’s definitely one to get your hands on.

 

My Page is the debut single from this British country-pop duo.  It will be the first release from their upcoming debut EP Next Stop. The song celebrates the duo’s ‘live’ roots and captures their raw, energetic, acoustic sound.  The track navigates themes of breaking moulds, defying expectations, and overcoming barriers – not just through inner strength but through finding your ‘tribe’. Amidst the current global pandemic and the uncertainty that surrounds it, My Page is certainly a song for now.

 

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NEW MUSIC – Donna Marie

 

Donna Marie is releasing ‘GET WILD’ which was cowritten in back 2016 with UK country songstress EMMA MOORE. In light of these unprecedented times with the closing of all music venues, ‘GET WILD’ is the kind of song that gets your toes tapping & feet stomping to help lift your mood. It’s an outright country-rock track all about having fun which we need right now more than ever.

 

There’s only one word for this song – FUN.  The interplay between guitars and banjos will get your heart racing and your feet moving, and Donna’s clean, soaring vocal takes you through the whole night from G&Ts to shoes off to shots and more.  It’s a song made for a hot afternoon with a cool breeze; a toe-tapper at a barbecue with a bottle in your hand. It really is exactly the kind of fun we all need right now.

Donna Marie is a singer-songwriter hailing from England’s North West. Her songwriting style mixes musical genres that have inspired her as a musician.  Her songs are deeply rooted in ‘storytelling’ and are full of strong melodies that stay with you. Donna is currently working on unreleased songs and co-writing with other artists and will be putting out another acoustic EP very soon. You can also catch Donna Marie’s musical performances live and ONLINE by following her on social media for times and dates.

 

You can follow Donna on Facebook at DonnaMarieSongs, Twitter @donnamariesongs and Instagram @donnamariesongs.  You can also visit her YouTube channel or her website.  GET WILD is out now and can be streamed or purchased from all major platforms.

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NEW MUSIC – Motel Sundown

 

Motel Sundown is an Americana/Country band based in Liverpool, UK.  Their influences range from Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles to Dolly Parton and Neil Young.  With rich, earthy harmonies their music is a unique blend of Americana, Country and Folk Rock.

 

Meeting as three songwriters in Liverpool in 2016, the band formed in 2018 and have been writing and playing together ever since. Naomi and Karen are from the same town in Co. Tyrone whilst Rob hails from London. Their debut single ‘Chicago’ was released in December 2019 to critical acclaim and their second single ‘Light Of My Life’ will be out on Friday 8th May.

 

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NEW MUSIC – Emilia Quinn – Mistakes

Alt-Country/Americana with a gritty twist, Emilia has been described as a firecracker, breaking the mould of modern Americana music by bringing her own unique tone. With powerhouse vocals, her songs tell stories while blowing audiences away with musical skill. Spanning from badass anthems to heartfelt ballads, Emilia reaches deep into her soul and presents it with astonishing honesty onstage.

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