Blending various singer-songwriter elements with a UK themed Americana style and more than a touch of adult pop, Ferris and Sylvester’s debut EP ‘The Yellow Line’ was very much a bright spark in 2017. After that release, it seemed to be a case of onward and upward for the duo, with an increasing social media presence and some great reviews for their follow up single – the decidedly pop-oriented ‘Better In Yellow’, released at the end of the year.
Philip Whitehead is a singer-songwriter from London whom over the past year or so has been releasing download independent singles. His last offering, ‘Paper Man’s Blues’ – released in November 2017 – was his best track to date, being an acoustic track that harked back to the personal nature of Bob Dylan’s classic ‘Girl From The North Country’ [streaming here]
“You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me”. It’s one of those songs that most people over a certain age know. Dusty Springfield’s aching ballad is considered a classic, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be re-interpreted.
Enter Gus Ring, a Swedish singer-songwriter. Gus has taken the basic melody and lyric of the track and stripped it right back. Now, the desperation within the lyric is almost too hard to take.
As part of the ongoing promotion of her critically acclaimed 2017 EP ‘Shelter’, singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter takes her very personal sounds and style to mainland Europe in March.
Nashville’s The Grahams have a very busy 208 ahead. In addition to a new studio album with Black Keys producer Richard Swift in charge of twiddling the knobs and extensive live appearances, the duo will also unveil a new documentary ‘Love & Distortion’, where The Grahams “explore the real America…on Route 66“.
The documentary will feature an all-star Nashville soundtrack, with contributions from Lilly Hiatt, Dylan LeBlanc and many more. Most importantly, it will feature previously unreleased tracks by The Grahams themselves, in the form of two classic cover tunes.