Song of the Day: Spencer Street – Ren

REN brings something soothing for the weekend with latest single ‘Spencer Street’, the follow up to the well received ‘Blue Hounds’.

Unlike ‘Blue Hounds’, a protest song in the classic mould, ‘Spencer Street’ is, as Ren explains “a nostalgic song reflecting on a relationship and life I had in Newcastle a few years ago. I wrote it whilst I was on the road a year or so after the break up. But ‘Spencer Street’ with her still felt like home to me.”

REN – real name Conor Owen – first came onto the music circuit with debut EP, ‘A Calling From The Shore’ which, to date, has received over 700K streams on Spotify. He recently supported Sam Fender, Westerman and Elvis Perkins as well as appearing as an extra in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Have a listen to ‘Spencer Street’ below:

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Album Review: Southwood Waltz – David Ayscue

DAVID AYSCUE‘s debut album, ‘Southwood Waltz’ offers a simplistic yet whimsical approach to his singer/songwriter folkore/Americana fusion, allowing his mellow and delicate vocal instrument to poke through as he documents his transition from youth to adulthood.

‘New York’ gives the eight-track collection a stunning introduction, where the gentle guitar melodies takes centre stage and provides that real authenic acoustic setting.

‘Sliverlake Sunday’ and ‘In My Day’ slightly switches the tone and uplifts the album; the arrangements of ldyllic overtones, the horn section and satisying guitar plucks provides that real gritty soulful rock that really hits the soul.

The hauntingly beautiful ‘Where We Land’ concludes the set with it’s stripped down, guitar/vocal combo, which then builds into an euphoric Mumford-and-Sons style, 4-on-the-floor anthem.

‘Southwood Waltz’ puts Ayscue in good standing as one of the artists to watch for this year. His debut offering is not bad, not bad at all!

Listen to Ayscue’s ‘Southwood Waltz’ below:

Must Listens: New York, Penny, Where We Land

Songs of the Day: Blue Hounds – Ren

Following the release of his debut EP, ‘A Calling From The Shore’ which generated over 650K streams on spotify, REN returns with a mellow piece entitled ‘Blue Hounds.’

Written and recorded in Newcastle, ‘Blue Hounds’ takes careful aim at the dogs let slip by a savage Tory agenda from Theresa May’s 2017 Tory manifesto to current EU negotiations.

Speaking of his latest effort, REN says: “With this song, I wanted to make people more aware of and engaged in current affairs. It’s a call for people to take a stand against policies that infringe on our rights.”

Have a listen below:

New Music Video: Hiding Away – Stephanie Sounds

STEPHANIE SOUNDS unveils the music video for her latest single, ‘Hiding Away’, premiered via Amor Magazine.

The four-minute production features the East London songstress sounded by nature, reflecting on the aftermath from being betrayed.

‘Hiding Away’ is taken from her debut EP ‘Much Better’. Check out the video below: