Josh Healey’s new EP Lost, Found & Lost Again is out now and is already getting national radio play for it.
The lead track, Sometimes, starts the EP with a very relaxing and laid back feel, the acoustic guitar very subtle in the background with the vocals carrying the song. There is a hint of folk in the song which carrys the song very well, breaking the song up between verses. Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music has already been playing this track which is huge statement to how well written this track is to start off the EP.
A more upbeat track to follow with People Like You, a song to tap your feet to but a very strong message in the lyrics of the song about society today. The song helps the EP along after the lead track to show that Josh can write powerful upbeat music with strong underlining messages and make it work with more soft acoustic songs.
City of Saints has a beautiful finger picked intro that carries the song and shows off Josh’s talent on the acoustic guitar. A simple song of just Josh and his acoustic guitar in very stripped down and raw track. The title track Lost, Found & Lost Again closes the EP perfectly. The intro of acoustic guitar and piano which play throughout give the perfect accompaniment to Josh’s soft vocals in a very heartfelt track to close the EP.
Josh’s beautiful subtle tones have already been compared favourably with the legendary Nick Drake, which can’t be bad!
If you want to listen to the EP you can have a listen on SoundCloud here
The EP ‘Lost, Found & Lost Again’ is available now on iTunes here.
Having already featured her Ont Sofa session prior to the release, we’re pleased to tell you that the full single of ‘Little Bird’ by Jess Thristan is available now, and here’s the full, proper video and everything:
Complete with gospel ending not heard on the acoustic version, this truly is a beautiful song which really shows off Jess Thristan’s songwriting as well as a vocal which thrives both in delicate moments as well as in it’s more powerful sections. Thristan is already picking up radio support from the BBC, and is set to continue moving forward after the success of her ‘Side by Side’ EP.
An original pop track from up and coming songwriter Riez Purba, ‘Heartbreak Never Felt So Sweet’ is a lush pop tune that comes as a ready made radio friendly hit. It’s rare in these cynical times to hear independent artists making strong pop music, with most ‘singer-songwriters’ preferring to go the serious acoustic route. But Riez Purba has hit the nail on the head with this one.
With any luck, you will be hearing even more from Purba soon, as he’s making his way through the rounds of the Open Mic UK competition for 2014. Next weekend will see him perform/compete at their regional showcase in Newcastle (Riez is from Sunderland) and he’ll be hoping to get through to the next round. If he can make progress, he’ll be working with a team who have launched successful careers in the industry before, and he’ll have every chance of getting heads to turn for his brand of dance pop.
One of the UK’s hottest new singer/songwriters 19 year old Jess Thristan has recorded a breath taking live version of her upcoming new single ‘Little Bird’. The stripped back version of the wonderfully melodic and catchy tune is a masterly piece of music that fuses classic singer/songwriting with contemporary pop sensitivities.
The new single, which is released October 20th, is a follow up to April’s ‘Side By Side’ EP which gained major national radio play and reached number 8 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
‘Little Bird’ shows a progression in the development of Jess as an extremely credible writer and performer. Also recorded at the Ont’ Sofa sessions was Jess’ interpretation of the classic Beatles track ‘From Me To You’. To view ‘From Me To You’ visit the link below.
With ‘Little Bird’ already achieving national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and with a live performance already booked on Clare Balding’s radio show, the single looks certain to further Jess Thristan’s reputation.
To see Jess perform ‘Little Bird’ for the Ont’ Sofa sessions visit the link below.