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.
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.
Margaret Stutt, working since 2008 under the name of Pezzettino, will be releasing her 10 inch EP, ‘Venus’, her 11th release under that name. From it comes the single, ‘From A Window, Big Sur’, is a dramatic piano and strings track, the instruments lightly framing her airy vocals, the finished product resonating in effect the sound of waves breaking on rocks, seagulls catching the air, and gentle breezes.
Originally from a small fishing village in the far north of Iceland, Gunnar The Fifth aka Gunnar Valdimarsson is one third of an alt-pop act and world-renown tattoo artist, now based in Oslo, Norway. The new single, ‘Fell Off A Ledge’, along with its accompanying music video, comes from their forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release in April.