Nik Kershaw exploded onto the UK pop scene in 1984 as a solo artist. A string of global hit singles – including ‘Wouldn’t it Be Good’, ‘The Riddle’ and his biggest hit, ‘I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ – helped to propel him to 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart through 1984 and 1985 – beating every other solo artist, together with a crowd pleasing performance (and famously forgetting the words to ‘Wouldn’t It Be Good’) at the legendary Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium in ’85 – 35 years ago on July 13th.
Taking his inspiration from the social and political events of recent years, Calypso artist John Richards has released his latest EP, ‘Brexit’. The record makes use of his upbeat dancehall calypso style of music, while covering UK events such as the Brexit Referendum, and England’s cricket performance.
Right Said Fred are back and they’re ready to kick-start the summer with the release of their vibrant new EP ‘Good Times Everybody’, out 19th June 2020. Having had all their shows cancelled or postponed this year, Fred and Richard Fairbrass felt their was no better time to introduce their latest blend of tongue-in-cheek observational pop to the world and put a smile back on people’s faces.
Jordan Rome, from Hays, Kansas, grew up without any idea of a social or music scene, and consequently when it came to making music, he didn’t know he should “choose” between different styles. This isn’t of course, a bad thing, as it’s meant that he was able to pick and choose his sounds from a wide variety of genres, the result making his music a fluid combination of country and western, punk, and folk.
Birmingham pop rapper Dwain Miller has channelled his own life experiences, including those of suffering with mental health issues, into his music. He set out with the idea of releasing a project which would both inspire and assist his audiences, and his debut EP, ‘Dark Times Can Be Brighter’, is available now.
Today, Capitol Records released Duncan Laurence’s debut EP, Worlds On Fire. Available HERE, the five-song collection includes the new single ‘Someone Else’ – one of three new songs – plus the global hit ‘Arcade’, which has racked up more than 200 million combined worldwide streams, and ‘Love Don’t Hate It’. See below for track listing.
If I have any say in the matter, then Sex People will be the next big thing. The latest release from the LA band, ‘Sling Slang’, takes the seeming chaos of their influences, experiences, personalities, and talents, and puts it to music. There’s enough flavour – and then some – to keep even the most jaded pallette entertained.