Without any doubt, Lucy Spraggan is one of our brighter stars. Anyone that can release 5 albums in the past 9 years with an exciting sixth on the way early next year, play world famous Glastonbury twice, with this year’s third appearance sadly postponed, has certainly stood the most important first test for any artist, the test of time. That she should be more excited now about the future than feasibly at any time before, looking forward to a record she thinks might just be her best proves she has so much to give.
International recording artist Zoe Scott spent the beginning of her career in the entertainment world being on the stage and in films. So it is hardly surprising that when it came to launching her debut Bossa Nova record ‘Shades Of Love’ the visual element would become equally important as the music.
James Freeman-Turner’s nom de plume, Hēran Soun, comes with an interesting story. The artist was born with severe hearing loss, which became total loss over time. Freeman-Turner had a number of operations, as well as many years of speech therapy, and managed to regain both his hearing and his voice. The result has been an obsession with music, and a unique perspective on sound.
From Northern California comes Casual Fog, not a description of a weather formation, although they really do know their fogs up that way, having a variety of them, depending on whether you’re on the coast or in the valleys. But Casual Fog is the brainchild of Ryan Donnelly, who’s so far, over the past 15 years, released 9 albums and EPs. ‘Comin’ For Thee’, from the latest album, ‘In Still Delight’, which was released on September 18, rolls in stealthily, just like the fog in the band’s name, and before you know it, you’re completely subsumed.
Set for release on 25 September, Aaron Beri’s latest single, ‘In My Blood’, is a heart-wrenching story of frustrated love. The young pop/R&B singer, from Sydney Australia, has managed to amass a huge following across all social media, and his previous release, ‘Just Wanna Love You’, has so far garnered over 300K streams on Spotify alone.
Out now and nailing it as a remix is the Wankelmut version of ‘Burst,’ a track originally created by singer, songwriter and producer SHAMAÏ. The Berlin based Wankelmut has been prolific since breaking into the dance scene in 2012, and has gone on to deliver records like ‘Ayahuasca’ and ‘Can’t Force Love.’