Jess Thristan covers a Beatles classic – ‘From Me To You’ single out Nov 27th

There’s been a real trend in recent years throughout the music industry to take a classic upbeat song, pull back the tempo and instrumentation, and create a slow, languid cover version. In large part, it’s thanks to the success of those John Lewis Christmas adverts (which we’ll no doubt be seeing again soon).

In some cases, the results are lovely, thought provoking and beautifully realised. In others, a good song is stripped of its quality and made into something truly boring. Thankfully, in the case of Jess Thristan’s cover version of the Beatles’ ‘From Me To You’, it’s the former.

This single, released on November 27th, is taken from a new album which is due early next year. And, judging by the singles and EPs which have gone before, this album will be a debut worth crowing about. Keep your eyes on the Real Music Network for a review when the time comes.


Sam Scherdel hits the road to promote new EP

Currently available through all digital outlets, the new EP from Sam Scherdel, ‘Cruel Beautiful World’, is somehow summed up nicely by its own title. Cruel and beautiful.

Emotive and subtle but at the same time rocked up, the EP is a great release from an excellent writer, and in even better news, he is getting ready to start a UK tour this Friday.

If you haven’t yet sampled the work of Sam Scherdel, give this a spin:

Clever stuff, and just a small taste of what you can get from the live show. Get on board!


Tour Dates:

Fri 23rd January        Little Theatre              Doncaster

Tues 3rd February     Thirsty Scholar           Manchester

Wed 4th February      Double Denim             Leeds

Sat 21st February       Proud                          Camden (London)

Fri 3rd April                O2 Academy               Sheffield