In The Spotlight

Carrie Baxter – “You”

Born in Waterford, this Irish singer and songwriter moved to the UK in 2009 to study at the London School Of Musical Theatre, but was told after three months that her vocal skills were better suited to being a jazz singer. A fitness instructor by day, in order to fund her music, she draws inspiration from Stevie Nicks, Amy Winehouse and Kendrick Lamar. She debuted her soul/jazz blend on “Lady” in 2019.

Creating a deliciously mellow melody, filled with smoky jazz vibes and classic soul tones, her new single is pure sonic enchantment. Taken from her upcoming EP “What Now”, expected to drop on October 22nd, it’s the buttery-smooth rhythm, the laid-back electric guitar strums and her slightly raspy, emotive vocals singing about a friend’s relationship, that makes this silky jam utterly irresistible.

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In Memoriam

Status Quo – “Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like”

Alan Lancaster, founding member and bassist of Status Quo, passed away yesterday, aged 72.

From their album “Never Too Late” (1981):

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New Music

Little Boots – “Silver Balloons”

Returning with a glittering disco vibe, this is the new single by songbird and multi-instrumentalist Little Boots:

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In The Spotlight

Naomi Connell – “Strangers”

Hailing from the Gold Coast, this Australian folk singer and songwriter felt the need to sing every chance she got, while growing up. Listening to the varied sounds of Destiny’s Child, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, she honed her vocal skills and taught herself to play guitar. She debuted with “Draped In Wine” in 2019 and won the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championship.

Proving that all you need to create pure musical magic is an acoustic guitar and a bewitching voice, her new single is an intimate, velvety soft ballad. Instantly alluring from the intricate guitar play, she shows her impressive songwriting prowess singing about lovers who become strangers. Wrapped in tender elegance and an emotional vulnerability, this luscious tune is one you want to know.

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Music History

Rod Stewart – “Love Touch”

From his album “Rod Stewart” (1986):

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New Music

Eves Karydas – “Reruns”

From her EP “Reruns” (2021):

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