The Essential Advent Calendar: December 16

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 14 – ‘Alternative John Lewis Advert 2019’ From Ben Potts And Andy Green

Generating over 400,000 views since its arrival online in November, musicians Ben Potts and Andy Green from Sunderland and Newcastle are behind door number 14 of our Essential Advent Calendar, with their ‘Alternative John Lewis Advert 2019’.

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Martin Solveig And Roy Woods Unveil Feelgood, Piano-Driven New Single ‘Juliet & Romeo’

Platinum-certified DJ and producer Martin Solveig and Drake-signed, OVO artist, Roy Woods have dropped massive new single ‘Juliet & Romeo’, out December 6th via Positiva. Not shy of producing a track that turns to gold, ‘Juliet & Romeo’ looks like it could be the latest Martin Solveig single to take the world by storm.

Kesha Exorcises Relationship Toxicity On ‘Resentment’ (feat. SturgillSimpson, Brian Wilson & Wrabel)

Today, Kesha releases ‘Resentment’, (feat. Sturgill Simpson, Brian Wilson & Wrabel), a vulnerable collaboration and the newest track to come from her forthcoming album ‘High Road’. Originally written by Wrabel, Madi Diaz, and Jamie Floyd, with co-writing from Kesha and production by John Hill, ‘Resentment’ is a touching, country-tinged reflection on being done wrong by a lover and holding onto that negativity. Additional music will be added to the much-anticipated new album, which will now be released January 31 via Kemosabe/RCA Records.

Songwriter And Producer Nian Tong Releases Latest Single ‘I Do Love You’

Chinese born Lian Tong draws on his love of the 1960s American sound in his latest single, ‘I Do Love You’, set for release on December 19. With vocals by Josh Witt, Lian Tong has created a near perfect pop love song, by blending a punchy 808 beat with emotive lyrics.


New Hope Club have today announced their 2020 UK headline tour, scheduled for April. The tour will see the trio play their biggest UK venues to date.

Gabrielle Aplin Releases Brand New Song ‘Magic’

Gabrielle Aplin has released the brand new song ‘Magic’, taken from her forthcoming new album, ‘Dear Happy’ out January 17th via AWAL and her…

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13 – BRISTOL DJ (and compiler of A Very Cherry Christmas) TO PLAY CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR 12 HOURS NON-STOP!

It’s Friday The 13th – unlucky for some, but not for Gareth Jones (a former DJ at Bristol’s Thekla and Bath’s Moles Club), who is behind our 13th door. Today Gareth shall be playing non-stop Christmas songs for 12 hours non-stop, at Bristol’s Stag & Hounds public house. The event aims to raise money for Save The Children, with people asked to donate via a text line, or wear a Christmas jumper to the event and pay £2.

Telemonster – ‘For Someone Not So Old’

Telemonster has been around since 2010, created by cousins Ben VanderHart, on guitar and vocals, and Josh Barrett, on drums. They were then joined by bassist John-Michael Forman and pianist Dave Hess. The Chattanooga band released their album, ‘Introspecter, Pt. 1’, in January, and the latest single from the band, ‘For Someone Not So Old’, is out now.

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 12

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 12 – Ingrid Michaelson Is ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ With Grace VanderWaal)

Door number 12 and we open to a return from Ingrid Michaelson! This time she’s joined by Grace VanderWaal, singing ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’.

Giovanna Celebrates Recognition In The Worlds Of Music AND Film

Did we mention that our girl Giovanna has had success in more than just the music world?

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 11

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 11 – Jon Patrick Walker Pays Homage To John Lennon With ‘Happy Xmas (In The Edge Times)’

Who’s behind door number 11 in the Essential Advent Calendar? Why it’s Jon Patrick Walker with his song, ‘Happy Xmas (In The Times)’, a seasonal tune which you can easily imagine being part of a Broadway musical.

Stephen Jones Babybird live at the 100 Club November 2019

GOOD GOOD NIGHT – Babybird Live And Hilarious At London’s 100 Club

A first proper album in 21 years, deserves a proper tour and so EP’s Matt Catchpole (Words) and Sam Wells (Pictures) find themselves in…

Cover Queen Allegra Reimagines Lewis Capaldi Classic ‘Someone You Loved’

Pop princess Allegra is back with another well-known cover track. This time the ‘All About Us’ hitmaker is taking on Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, with his absolute pop triumph of a track ‘Someone You Loved’.

Time To Add Furnace And The Fundamentals To Those Christmas Playlists

Time to shake up those playlists of Christmas classics! Furnace and the Fundamentals – with their holiday album ‘A Very Furnace Christmas’ out on the 13th December – are here to help you make your guests do double-takes at your speaker all the way through your Christmas party – ensuring yours is one they won’t forget this season!


Amy Bell spoke to UK three-piece Idolising Nova about their single, ‘Party Through The Night’ and plans for 2020.

Bond Girl Susie Vanner Releases Charity Christmas EP For Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

Former Bond Girl Susie Vanner will release a special EP of Christmas classics, as a precursor to the release of her debut album next year.

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