Singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka had a hit album at 17; by the time he’d turned 21, he’d opened shows for Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer and Jason Mraz, appeared on Letterman, Kimmel and “Good Morning America” and earned his second Juno Award nomination — competing against Neil Young for Adult Alternative Album of the Year honors in Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys.

On his well-crafted new Glassnote Records release, High Tide, Nozuka has chosen to look inward, to lovely effect. Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard), its three songs reveal mature, thoughtful lyrics and beguiling melodies, while hinting at what’s to come on an album unfolding in three stages.

High Tide reflects his evolution from the youthful passion and funky, bluesy pop rhythms that permeated early songs like “After Tonight,” to a quieter, more contemplative sound that’s just as exciting — and perhaps more lush. Its songs share a sunny, yet nostalgic vibe, while conveying the kind of intimacy that comes only through the understanding of experience. They’re gentler, folkier, inspired by artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young and Howard — though of course, they still exhibit the gorgeous high tenor voice and singing style Nozuka developed as an adolescent listening to artists like Lauryn Hill, Marvin Gaye and Boyz II Men.

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Watch the video for ‘All I Need’ below:

Ferris & Sylvester are a London based duo made up of Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester, currently releasing their highly anticipated EP ‘Made In Streatham’. The record follows the duo’s strong year in 2017 where they were named Top 10 New Country Artists To Watch by Rolling Stone Magazine and received great support across the board.

‘Made In Streatham’ was written and recorded by the duo in their South London flat, detailing their life in Streatham Hill. The EP’s singles have had a great initial response, earning the duo a place in BBC Introducing in Devon’s Best of 2017 list and a double nomination at the Unsigned Music Awards 2018 for Best Songwriter and Best Folk/Country Act. As a result, the duo are quickly selling out their London shows, including their headline show at Battersea Arts Centre in January ‘18.

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Watch the video to ‘Save Yourself’ here:

With melodic acoustic guitar sounds, and meaningful words, Black country singer songwriter Dave Boddison brings his audiences a performance with an intimate feel. you cant help but give your attention to his reflective self-penned songs.

Past performances include Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham symphony halls English Originals festival, and Supporting the brilliant Scott Matthews sold out show for his Home part one Album launch in Wolverhampton.

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