“Beautiful lyrics and a wonderfully quirky voice…”
- For Folks Sake
The enchanting nineteen year old Cara Mitchell is back with her breath taking latest EP, Afraid of The Dark, out on 11th November 2014 via AGP.
Originally from Aberdeen in Scotland, Cara has been honing her skills for the past two years to create something even more flawless than her debut EP Have You Ever Wondered. Cara’s unique vocal tone is just the beginning of her talents, with her charming lyrics and beautifully arranged harmonies bringing each song together beautifully.
Cara’s vocals very much take centre stage on 'Suspended Motion', with her incredible ability to bend notes in an almost Blues like fashion. Stream and download the track for free via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
The five track EP opens with 'Dust to Dust', which immediately introduces the listener to Cara’s gorgeous tone. The track builds with the drums a driving force to a beat that you can’t help but tap your foot to. As you move through the EP, the tracks soften slightly with 'Suspended Motion', before ending with the gorgeous 'This Human', delicately allying Cara’s soft vocals and the strummed acoustic guitar, making you wish you were cuddled up close to someone by the fire.
In the last two years Cara has supported the likes of Emeli Sande, Rachel Sermanni, Simone Felice and Emily & The Woods. She has also performed a televised session for BBC Scotland as well as picking up support from the likes of Jim Gellatly, BBC Radio 1, The Scotsman and For Folks Sake. Her sharp rise in Scotland saw her gain a nomination for Best Acoustic Act at the 2013 and 2014 Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
Afraid of The Dark is due for release on 11th November 2014 via AGP.
"...up-tempo, harmony laden music with big vocals..."
Copper Lungs are delighted to announce their free download single Cloud Nine, out now via Thin Hippo Records.
The single premiered on Artrocker and you can now stream and download it for free via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
The band, who consist of Darren Lindsay (guitar/vocals), John Cargill (guitar, vocals), Jamie Mayes (bass, keys) and Euan Ross (drums), have been quick to produce another uplifting track on the back of what has been an extremely successful year so far. Having released their self-titled EP in April to a flurry of support from the likes of BBC Introducing, STV, Rock Sound Magazine, Bring The Noise and Artrocker, Copper Lungs embarked on a busy summer period with appearances at GoNorth, the BBC Academy at the QMU in Glasgow, T in the Park and WIckerman Festival.
Cloud Nine sees the band continue where they left off on their self-titled EP by producing stirring, harmony laden pop-rock tunes that has seen them draw favourable comparisons to the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and Twin Atlantic. Emotive lyrics are further enhanced by up-tempo guitar solos, a beat that will have you shaking your hips and a big, bold chorus expertly delivered by lead vocalist Darren Lindsay.
To support the release Copper Lungs will be playing #LiveWednesdays at the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow on 12th November in association with XFM Scotland before they co-headline with Our Future Glory at Buskers Dundee on 15th November.
Cloud Nine is out now via Thin Hippo Records.
“...great hooks, killer harmonies and a spirited chorus…”
Hello Future release debut single Do You Feel Alive via Saraseto Records. The single has already been championed by new music aficionado Jim Gellatly,who will be featuring it on XFM Scotland as one of his 'Breakout Tracks' .
The video that accompanies the Do You Feel Alive premiered on Artrocker and you can now watch it via the band's YouTube channel.
Do You Feel Alive is full of youthful hope and promise, opening with chiming guitars that lead into a catchy chorus akin to Blink 182’s early days and breakdowns that Biffy Clyro would be proud of. However, there’s a strong hint of mid 90s American indie rock. The track itself is about reaching a crossroads, letting go of the past and moving forward - a sentiment that is reflected perfectly in the music, with the single coloured with a tinge of melancholy but also hope.
With another single and EP in the works, Do You Feel Alive is only just the start for a band who looking to leave their mark on the Scottish music scene.
Do You Feel Alive is released today, 27th October 2014, via Saraseto Records. It is available to buy digitally via iTunes.