Artist: Joss Stone feat. Jeff Beck
Release: No Man’s Land (Green Fields of France)
Label:The Royal British Legion / Believe / Kartel
Grammy and Brit Award singer Joss Stone has teamed up with guitar legend Jeff Beck to record this year’s official Poppy Appeal single. The single is a cover of ‘No Man’s Land (Green Fields of France)’ originally recorded in 1976 by Eric Bogle, which poignant remembers First World War soldier Willy McBride.The folk track is given a soulful makeover to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and to raise funds for the 2014 Poppy Appeal.
Artist: Skepta (feat. Young Lorde)
Release: It Aint’ Safe
Label: Boy Better Know
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music
It’s no secret that Skepta has been going in a different direction with his music since his critically acclaimed 2012 mixtape ‘Blacklisted’. As of late Skepta has comfortably positioned himself in his own creative space, unrestricted to boundaries.
September 2014 saw Skepta and Young Lord take to the stage at two exclusive East London shows to perform ‘It Ain’t Safe’. They have created worldwide anticipation for the release of the single and now it’s finally here!!
Artist: Little Comets
Release: The Sanguine
Label: The Smallest Label
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop
The EP comes ahead of the band’s highly anticipated third album ‘Hope Is Just A State Of Mind’ – released via The Smallest Label on February 16th 2015.
From papal infallibility and the release of fatherhood (Ex-Cathedra) to assisted suicide (The Assisted), Little Comets once again tenaciously engage with topics not often discussed in mainstream music, whilst maintaining a sweetness of sound that could shake apples from even the most ugly of trees.
Artist: Saint Saviour
Release: In The Seams
Label: Surface Area
Genre: Pop – Singer Songwriter
‘In The Seams’ is the stunning second album from Saint Saviour – the solo project of Becky Jones, previously lead singer with The RGBs and who fronted and co-wrote the singles on Groove Armada’s Grammy nominated album ‘Black Light’.
Collaborating on this new album with Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral), it is a marked departure from her 2012 debut ‘Uncut’ – stripping back and laying bare the beautiful song-craft of an artist clearly in her prime. The result is a selection of twelve delicate and heart-felt, folk-infused tracks woven into ‘In The Seams’ – full of lush strings, softly plucked guitars and tender vocals.
Artist: The Jacques
Release: pretty DJ
Label: 25 Hour Convenience Store
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
The Jacques are the bastard teenage love child of cockney guitar pop and just about anything that came out of New York during the early ‘00s. Two sets of brothers, all 16-21, they charge with their Britpop bayonets against the modern view that rock and roll with clever lyrics is dying. Brought up on a diet of The Strokes, The Ramones, The Jam, The Lemonheads and Elvis Costello, they brought their own brand of noisy pop punk to festival stages across the summer, most recently at Hyde Park in London, where they supported The Libertines.