On The Stereo #15

4 September, 2018 in Music

The Shires

The Shires: the British country duo comprising singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes

Our latest collection boasts tracks by The Shires, The Fall, Andy Brown, Martin Lloyd Chitty, Will Simms and Nick Jonas


The ShiresTHE SHIRES
STAY THE NIGHT (ACOUSTIC)
Decca

For the acoustic version of this Ed Sheeran-penned track, The Shires totally strip back the production and lay their stunning vocals bare. This takes the heartfelt ballad to a whole new level and showcases the raw talents of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.
LK


The FallTHE FALL
C.R.E.E.P.
Beggars Arkive

If you’re yet to discover the talents of the late Mark E Smith then the new compilation 458489 A-Sides is the perfect introduction. This caustic classic, written when Smith was still at school, plots the downfall of the classroom cool kids who can’t hack it in the real world and is our pick of a notable bunch.
DH


Andy BrownANDY BROWN
ABOUT LAST NIGHT
LTLA Music

Former Lawson frontman Andy Brown is one of the most exciting names in the UK country scene at the moment and with his latest offering About Last Night he has well and truly found his voice. The rock infusion and lush guitar riffs sets this track apart.
LK


Martin Lloyd ChittyMARTIN LLOYD CHITTY
THE ONLY PERFECT LOVE SONG
Self-release

The closing track from Martin Lloyd Chitty’s debut album, Antiques, highlights his ability to immediately draw you in to his world. It’s as if the characters from Eleanor Rigby have been taken out of their Beatles-shaped novella and dropped into a sprawling, but equally engaging, tome.
DH


Nick JonasNICK JONAS & ROBIN SCHULZ
RIGHT NOW
Island Records

I think Nick Jonas is one of the most talented songwriters of our generation, and his latest hit Right Now sees him mixing heartfelt lyrics about true love, with a wonderful EDM production courtesy of Robin Schulz.
LK


Will SimmsWILL SIMMS & EUGY
COMPLICATED
Island Records

This uncomplicated fusion of pop and afro-beats comes from the deft skills of producer-songwriter Will Simms, who has already made a name for crafting tracks for Germany’s Pop Idol and the likes of WSTRN and Aloe Blacc. This time Simms is joined by Ghana-born, UK-based vocalist Eugy and it’s a potent combo.
AS


Words: Duncan Haskell, Laura Klonowski, Aaron Slater

Listen to these songs and other On The Stereo selections on the Songwriting Magazine SoundCloud, YouTube and Spotify ‘New Music Reviewed’ playlists.



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