Swimming Bell is the project of Katie Schottland. The Brooklyn-based folk singer broke her foot in 2015, and her imposed inactivity led her to write music. She writes by ear, having no formal musical training, and learned some basic chords from a chord sheet she printed out in order to work out how to play Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’. From these gentle beginnings, she launched her debut EP, ‘The Golden Heart’, in October 2017, which was met with critical acclaim.
Janis Ian spoke for many teens during that awkward phase where we were more than a girl but not yet a woman with the anthemic, ‘Seventeen’, released as a single from her 1975 album, ‘Between The Lines’. This album and four others, ‘Stars’ (1974), ‘Aftertones’ (1975), ‘Miracle Row’ (1977), and ‘Night Rains’ (1979), have been re-mastered and will be re-issued on all formats from May 25.
New Yorker Janey Street has been singing and writing songs from a young age, with a prolific output that continues to this day. As well as being a solo artist, Janey has also written songs for the likes of blues singer Ruth Brown, Janis Ian, Eric Anderson, Dutch artist, Judith Holland, Japanese artist, Maria, and many more.