Beat Surrender is proud to be part of UK Blog Sound 2014 pole, the aim has always being to blog about music that ‘we’ like and that’s why this blog poll is in my opinion a more honest reflection of the UK blog sound than the BBC Sound of List (published yesterday) as the bloggers asked to contribute choose their favourite music and not music they deem will be the most commercially successful, there is of course some crossover – not saying the BBC list is inferior just that the premise is different.
So here’s the run down of emerging artists nominated by UK music bloggers, #blogsound2014 on twitter, the main links will take you to the artists Soundcloud page, with extra links where an artist has featured on Beat Surrender during 2013, lot’s of outstanding music to enjoy from the 16 nominees across a range of musical flavors.
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After featuring the excellent Hidden Brighton from Hidden Trail Records one of the artists who donated a track to the album and played at the launch Ellie Ford dropped a copy of her debut EP Show Night In to Beat Surrender and after being impressed with the track Word to the Wise that Ellie contributed to the compilation it was a no-brainer not to shuffle the EP up the listening roster which proved the right thing to do as I was immediately captivated by Ellie’s vocals and the beautiful sounds of the harp she plays in addition to the guitar and piano on the 5 / 7 track EP (there are alternate versions of two tracks).
More on the EP, Harp and Ellie at Someofitstrue
Show Night In by Ellie Ford
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Hidden Trail Records a boutique label run by the the fine folks from Some Of It Is True have released an excellent compilation album featuring artists from Brighton and the surrounding area.
the thirteen track CD and digital release features an eclectic line up of artists highlighting the diversity and vibrance of Brighton’s music scene, the excellent selection box of tracks fits together wonderfully well and will certainly open up some musical doors for anyone who has a listen.
In addition to bringing together artists from the local music community the label have partnered with a local charity Grace Eyre and any profits from the release will go directly to the charity to help fund their work in supporting local people with learning difficulties to gain their independence, obtain housing, find employment and get involved with a range of activities.
I’m a little late with posting this as I . . . → Read More: Hidden Brighton – Hidden Trail Records
Love the dreamy vocals on this pair tracks from Lizzie’s upcoming release Latitudes due out Sept 24th.
One from a selection box of covers she’s recorded, more here.
This months FBFY just in time for the weekend – feeling lucky today?
For September we have a theme, Unsung Hero’s chosen by Scott who has also done the hard work and put the thing together for us – with a little help from @PhilNorman on the artwork, my choice the wonderful Mr. Jeff Finlin who you can find a bit more about by searching the site.
1. Title: Who Could Ask For More Artist: Gerald Collier Album (year): Breakin’ Down (2003) Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22 Comments: Gerald Collier is a singer/songwriter I’ve submitted before, but in my mind, he epitomizes this month’s ‘unsung heroes’. He was a member of 90s alternative band Best Kissers In The World before going solo. He’s put out a bunch of albums from the mid-90s to about 2007, but ‘disappeared’ after his 2007 release. His albums plumbed the depths of addiction, . . . → Read More: Feel Bad For You – September 2013 Mixtape