Tuesday, August 30, 2022

'Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot' – Everette Set Side B Release Date For Friday, October 7th

Hot off of their electric Nissan Stadium performance at this year’s CMA Fest, Everette – comprised of Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia – is set to release their Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot: Side B on Friday, October 7th, giving fans a sneak peek with two new tracks 'Make Me Want One' and 'Run' - pre-order/pre-save HERE.

'From beginning to end of Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot: Side B, we explore every shade of us stylistically and lyrically,' says the duo. 'These songs relive the stories from our 16 years of friendship and musical partnership that made Everette. We feel like the world can use a little off-the-wall crazy to escape every now and then, and we’d love to take you there and back again.'

Exploiting the 'crazy rush that comes with a new crush' (People), Side B features the previously released, addictively catchy 'Gonna Be A Problem', which the duo released earlier this year during their first official trip over to the UK to perform at C2C: Country to Country Festival in London.

'With red hot duelling guitars and a 'hanging-with-the-boys' vibe, their Country Rock is filled with clever lyrics, descriptive stories and a sense of humour that’s missing in most of today’s super-serious scene' (Sounds Like Nashville). Everette proves this sentiment with tracks like 'Woo Hoo Hoo' which is all about looking on the brighter side of life and 'Shunk As Drit' that serves as a how-to-guide for living your last day on Earth.

Incredible songwriters, the duo co-wrote all eight tracks, diving into romance on 'Run''Make Me Want One', and 'She Got That From Me' while 'Wild Woman' and 'Get By' blast their signature sound of 'soulful, laid-back twang-Pop with clever lyrics and catchy hooks' (Rolling Stone) up to 10.

Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking: Side B Tracklisting

1. Run (Anthony Olympia, Brent Rupard, Ross Copperman)*

2. Woo Hoo Hoo (Anthony Olympia, Brent Rupard, Aaron Raitiere)*

3. Gonna Be A Problem (Brent Rupard, Anthony Olympia, Harold Ryan Tyndell, Bryan Simpson)^

4. She Got That From Me (Anthony Olympia, Brent Rupard, Bryan Simpson)*

5. Wild Woman (Anthony Olympia, Brent Rupard, Aaron Raitiere)*

6. Shunk As Drit (Anthony Olympia, Brent Rupard, Aaron Raitiere)*

7. Make Me Want One (Anthony Olympia, Brent Rupard, Chris DuBois)*

8. Get By (Anthony Olympia, Brent Rupard, Matt Jenkins)*

*Produced by Luke Laird

^ Produced by Ben Phillips

Currently in the UK to perform at The Long Road Festival and open for Sara Evans' tour, Everette’s Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot: Side B – produced by Luke Laird and Ben Phillips – will be available on Friday, October 7th.


For more information about Everette, visit their website.

Friday, August 26, 2022

KT Tunstall Announces 16 Date UK Tour For 2023

KT Tunstall has announced a 16 date UK tour, that will follow the  the release of forthcoming new album NUT

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on Friday, 2nd September via kttunstall.com and gigsandtours.com.

NUT is available to pre-order now and will be released on September 9th via Blue Élan in North America, Australia and New Zealand and EMI in the UK, Ireland and ROW. Latest single 'Private Eyes' is out now and follows 'I Am The Pilot' and taster track 'Canyons', also taken from the new album.

 Tunstall says, 'This will be my first full UK headline tour since the pandemic, and I'm so looking forward to playing a completely different show with a brand new line up of amazing musicians. Included in that line-up will be the brilliant Andy Burrows [of Razorlight] on drums (who played on ‘NUT’). He'll also be opening the gigs with his own excellent show.'


Thursday 23rd – Buxton Opera House

Friday 24th - York Barbican

Sunday 26th – Manchester Albert Hall

Monday 27th – Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tuesday 28th– Bath The Forum


Thursday 2nd – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

Friday 3rd – Southampton O2 Guildhall

Saturday 4th – Cambridge Corn Exchange

Monday 6th – Cardiff St David’s Hall

Tuesday 7th – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Thursday 9th – Guilford G Live

Friday 10th – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Saturday 11th – Sage Gateshead

Tuesday 14th – Aberdeen Music Hall

Wednesday 15th – Edinburgh Usher Hall

Friday 17th – Glasgow SEC Armadillo

'NUT is the culmination of a seven-year project,' Tunstall says. 'It's the final part of a trilogy of records that has spanned probably the most extreme and profound period of change in my life. The personal arc of these three records has been pretty extraordinary for me.'


For more information about KT, visit her website.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Kenny Foster Expands The Story of 'Somewhere In Middle America' with 'Dreams Change'

Nashville singer and songwriter Kenny Foster adds another new layer to the story he’s telling through new album, Somewhere In Middle America (out Oct 19th), with the reflective song, 'Dreams Change', out now - listen on Spotify.

Shared in the midst of his latest trip overseas, the lyrical new single provides another glimpse into the artist’s homespun, thoughtful philosophy, recognising that whatever unexpected challenges life might throw at us, 'it all turns out okay' and finding the right person can be 'living proof that God don’t make mistakes.'

'The funny thing about dreams, goals, and aspirations is that when we first make them, we've got no Earthly clue what they're really about or what it will take,' says Kenny. 'Sometimes on the way to pursuing one dream we find another that is bigger, better, and brighter than the first. If you find yourself there, by all means, change course. Dreams change, after all.'

The fourth track to be released from the album, this follows 'Copy, Paste, Repeat', 'Poor Kids', and the title track 'Somewhere In Middle America', which premiered on BBC Radio 2 earlier this year, with additional airplay including Planet Rock, RTÉ Radio One, BBC Radio Scotland and Soho Radio.

Foster performed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall last week (17/8) as part of Nashville Sounds in the Round, and will make his anticipated return to Scotland this past weekend with a main stage performance at Millport Festival (Aug 19-20) alongside Drake White, Sunny Sweeney, Ruthie Collins and more.

On returning to the UK, he said, 'It's been a reunion a long time coming. It feels a bit like returning home, and I've dearly missed home.'

The album, Somewhere In Middle America will be available worldwide on all major streaming/download platforms on October 19th, 2022.


More information about Kenny can be found on his website.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

SINGLE OF THE WEEK | 'Used To Love That Song' - Tebey

The heartbreak song but make it infectious and feel like summer - that's Tebey's latest track, 'Used To Love That Song'.

Music stirs memories, as is the case for the Platinum-selling Canadian with this one. He sings about a song on the radio that makes him think back to a happy time, a song that he just can't listen to as it dredges up pain...in some shape or form, we've all been there and we can all relate. It's not all doom and gloom, though. The musical arrangement is light and bright, a right toe-tapper - and, much like the titular song, one to dashboard drum along to. 

'Used To Love That Song' is the third and final piece of Tebey's Sink With The Sun EP, a short but sweet and solid release. Previous singles 'Sink With The Sun' and 'What Was I Drinking?' are the other two tracks.

Tebey returns to UK shores at the end of the month with appearances at Nashville Meets London and The Long Road Festival - if you can, definitely make sure to catch him.

About Tebey

Tebey has continued to actively build his international fanbase, doing tours and promotional visits across the UK and Europe, and fulfilling a dream of connecting audiences with his music around the world. He kicked off 2022 with his Canadian Shotgun Rider Tour, and performed five capacity shows at the C2C: Country to Country festival at London’s O2 Arena where he also co-hosted a live radio show with Bob Harris for BBC Radio 2. Tebey will be returning to the UK later this month month for two major festival appearances:

25 August - London, UK - Nashville Meets London

26 August - Leicestershire, UK - The Long Road Festival


More information about Tebey can be found on his website.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Curb Records’ Dylan Scott Drives to #1 With 'New Truck'

Curb Records recording artist Dylan Scott earned his third #1 yesterday, 8 August, driving 'New Truck' to the #1 spot on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts. 

The single tops the charts just days after the release of Scott’s sophomore LP, Livin’ My Best Life, and earns Scott two back-to-back #1 singles.

'Man, waking up to ‘New Truck’ being number one at Country radio today is a pretty amazing feeling,' shared Scott. 'It lets us know the fans are pumped about what we’ve got going on and pushes me to keep working even harder to continue to raise the bar.'

After a full summer set of shows, Scott will take his #1 singles out on the road this fall when he embarks on the 'Amen To That Tour'. The trek, which begins 28 Sept, will see Scott headline shows across the country. Singer/songwriters Erin Kinsey and Lily Rose are slated to provide direct support in select cities.


More information about Dylan can be found on his website.

Monday, August 8, 2022

SINGLE OF THE WEEK | 'Catching A Free Ride' - Chloe Matharu

Our Single of the Week is Chloe Matharu's enchanting 'Catching A Free Ride'.

Captivating vocals, beautiful lyrics and a wonderful production, this track is memorising. Born out of a mother's love for her daughter, it's as personal as it is beautiful. Take a few minutes out of your day to stop and listen and you'll quickly find yourself lost in this one. 

'Catching A Free Ride' will feature on Small Voyages, Chloe's debut album that is set for a September 16th release.

About The Song

'This is a song I wrote for my daughter following a stroke and diagnosis of a rare neurological condition.  I was in quite a dark place while we were in hospital following her injury, but her bright sweet soul kept me going and helped lift me through the difficult times.  It was then I realised that children are our best teachers and we can draw so much wisdom from them.  I am truly blessed. This song came to me in waves of love and emotion and I completed it in one sitting at the harp.'

About The Artist

Chloe Matharu is a singer-songwriter and Celtic Harpist in Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde. Following her well received debut single ‘Clyde Islands’ released in June, Chloe is excited to announce her new single ‘Catching A Free Ride' this Friday, August 5th; the second single from her forthcoming debut album 'Small Voyages' due for release on September 16th, 2022. 

Many of Chloe's songs draw on her experience as a Navigational Officer in the Merchant Navy, sailing around the world on oil tankers and are inspired by the natural world experienced at sea. As a result, her thoughtful and sensitive songwriting offers an insight into the modern seafarer's life. Chloe's voice, coupled with her harp playing, form a haunting combination perfectly suited to the reflective nature of her material.

Tour Dates 

10.08.22 Pianodrome - EDINBURGH

19.08.22 Acoustic Music Centre - EDINBURGH

3.09.22 Broadhaven YHA -PEMBROKESHIRE

10.09.22 Redcatch Folk Club - BRISTOL

17.09.22 Cwtch Café - PEMBROKESHIRE 

1.10.22 Hartlepool Folk Festival - HARTLEPOOL

17.10.22 Green Note - LONDON 

23.10.22 Glad Café - GLASGOW

30.10.22 Shambellie House - DUMFRIES

26.11.22 Wighton - DUNDEE


For more information about Chloe, visit her website.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Seaforth's New EP, 'What I Get For Loving You', Set For Release August 26th

Arista Nashville duo Seaforth has announced their new EP, What I Get For Loving You, which will be released while the duo are on tour in the UK, on Friday, August 26th. 

Fans can pre-save/pre-add/pre-order the project now

The title track, penned by the duo’s Mitch Thompson and Tom Jordan alongside Rocky Block, is available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers now (5/8).

Jordan produced the project entirely from the pair’s home studio. Featuring their summertime collaboration 'Queen of Daytona Beach' with Sean Kingston and feel-good 'Good Beer' with Jordan Davis, the eight-song EP also includes their viral hit 'Breakups' and fan favourite 'Magic'.

Having amassed more than 340 million global on-demand streams, The duo has been earning rave reviews on their headlining US GOOD BEER TOUR with Music Mayhem declaring, 'from the moment Seaforth took the stage, their future as one of country music’s brightest duos was undeniable.' They have also appeared at high-profile US festivals including Watershed, Faster Horses, CMA Fest, and more. Next up, they’ll join Chris Young for his UK Tour later this month (full dates below) and will also be performing on the main stage at The Long Road Festival in Leicestershire.

What I Get For Loving You track listing

1. Queen of Daytona Beach (with Sean Kingston)

2. Palm of Your Hand

3. Breakups

4. Good Beer (feat. Jordan Davis)

5. Used To It

6. Dr. Phil

7. What I Get For Loving You

8. Magic 

Seaforth On Tour 2022

Aug. 13 – Tidalwave Music Festival 2022 (Atlantic City, NJ)

Aug. 25 – O2 Academy Glasgow (Glasgow, UK)

Aug. 26 – The Long Road Festival 2022 (Bottesford, UK)

Aug. 30 – Manchester Academy (Manchester, UK)

Aug. 21 – O2 Academy Bristol (Bristol, UK)

Sept. 1 – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith (London, UK)

Sept. 6 – Troubadour (West Hollywood, CA)

Sept. 10 – Boots in the Park (San Diego, CA)

Sept. 27 – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN)


For more information about Seaforth, visit their website.

Colenso Jones Debut Single ‘Biscuit Tin’ Out 2nd September

West Wales Alt-Country Maverick Colenso Jones emerges from the shadows with the exceptional debut single 'Biscuit Tin'. 

Hailing from Pontypridd, South Wales and a stalwart of the Cymru-Cana movement Colenso offers a very strong debut which is an intriguingly refreshing blend of Alt-Country, Americana and Folk. 'Biscuit Tin' will be released independently on the 2nd of September.

'After being in bands and side projects for the last 10 years it’s a great opportunity for me to do something purely on my own and use the experiences I’ve had to create a record that is personal to me,' Colenso explains.

'I’ve always enjoyed creating music. After picking up the guitar at 10 and learning songs that others have written you get to a point where you know enough chords to write something completely new and I’ve always loved that feeling. I’ve carried that feeling through my life and it’s taken me to some great places, Maida Vale, Abbey Road and New York are just a few of the places music has given me the opportunity to visit so I think I’ll keep going and see where I end up next.'

Colenso has performed headline shows in Europe, the U.S and across the U.K with BBC introducing favorites Climbing Trees. The Pontypridd musician has released 5 albums and 10 singles through various projects since 2012, with his tracks also being used on Sky, BBC, ITV as well as others.

As well as many festival appearances, including Greenman Festival, Colenso has also performed and recorded at Maida Vale Studios and Abbey Road.

His first solo album is due for release early 2023. The album will be a fusion of folk, country, indie and electronica.


Follow Colenso on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Interview: Juna N' Joey Talk Musical Background, Internet Success and Tourbus Bathrooms

Young, hungry and immensely talented - that's Juna N' Joey, one of country music's most exciting acts.

Aged just 17 and 19 respectively, they may be young but they're a force to be reckoned with. Using YouTube and TikTok to rack up millions of views, the brother and sister duo have worked with Nickelodeon, Dreamworks and America's Got Talent. They've also already toured the UK extensively, opening shows and playing festivals, as well as taking time to visit schools to talk about mental health and introduce kids to the world of country music.

They're busy people but, fortunately, were able to spare some  time to talk to us about their musical background, their music and what goals they want to smash next.

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Hi Juna N' Joey! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. You've just done a bunch of shows over here and are due to do more soon. How has it been for you?

Juna: It’s been really great! We did a school tour throughout the UK, doing a talk on mental health as well as introducing the kids to country music. Some of them were like ‘we never really listened to country before you guys came in and now we love country!’ That’s great that we get to spread that around and also spread a great message as well.

Joey: We also played a bunch of festivals and met some people as well. We had a fun time, travelled a lot and did some writing. We’d love to do it again!

It wasn't your first time over here and, already, you're becoming frequent visitors. What is it about the UK that makes you keep coming back?

Juna: People are so welcoming and friendly and open to the idea of a new style of music that they haven’t heard before. I know country is pretty big over there and it's great that we can push that spread. People are loving it and it makes us excited to come back and share with even more people.

Joey: We’re hoping to get on C2C. That’s one of our goals.

For people who aren't familiar with you (yet!), you're brother and sister. Were you always performing together growing up?

Juna: I started at the age of three or four. I was doing classical music and started on piano and vocals. Later on I picked up the guitar and a little bit of the violin. Classical music was how I got my start, then Joey joined me.

Joey: I started with sports. I played basketball, baseball, football and soccer and then eventually found out I could sing. I went to one of [Juna’s] lessons and they asked if I could sing and I was like ‘no’. It wasn’t one of my main things. Then I sat at the piano, started humming and found out I could. I started playing piano then switched to guitar, picked up a whole bunch of instruments, started writing and here we are.

Juna: We were actually in a classic rock band doing Blondie, Led Zeppelin, all that. Later we were like, ‘we love country’. Whenever we write it comes out as country music, that’s where our hearts are, and we switched over to a duo. We’ve been doing it for seven, eight years now and performing, writing and recording music. We’re really excited for the amazing journey that we have ahead of us.

You're both very musically talented. You sing, you write, you play multiple instruments each. Is it safe to assume you grew up in a very musical household?

Joey: We went to a performing arts school, both of us. We not only started learning instruments but we learned different genres. It was a great school, we learned a lot about music theory and all sorts of stuff.

Juna: We got our, I guess, musical abilities from our grandparents. My dad’s dad is an opera singer and my mom’s dad played in a country band!  Our parents don’t sing at all or play any instruments.It skipped a generation and here we are carrying on the musical legacy in our family *laughs*.

Recently you moved to Nashville, after growing up in Florida. As country artists, was making that move the next logical step for you creatively?

Juna: We’re actually still in Florida part time, we go back and forth. But, yeah, it definitely was a big step for us and an important one as well. Music is everywhere down there, its Music City, and we get to connect with different writers and important people. It was a really great step for us to advance and meet people.

Joey: Our dream in Nashville is to play at the Opry. Living there is a bonus so, hopefully, we’ll be able to play there.

Aspiring artists today have many ways to get their name out there that artists not that long ago didn't. You grew a following using YouTube and TikTok, amassing millions of views on both. What sort of advice would you give to people looking to use such sites as successfully as yourselves?

Juna: Back when we were starting our YouTube channel, we were consistently putting out videos every week or every two weeks, putting out the most popular songs at the time so we could get traction. I think [YouTube] definitely helped with our other platforms, it fuelled those other ones. People would watch us and be like ‘I wonder if they have an Instagram or a TikTok’ and then they could follow us on our other social medias. It definitely was the main one that grew us.

Joey: I remember when we had twenty-five subscribers! Then we were getting a hundred, two hundred subscribers every single day and it kept growing and growing. We’d post songs that were the most popular at the time because people would be searching for them and that was one of the ways we grew a following.

Juna: When TikTok grew popular, they were like ‘you should get on TikTok!’ but we were just so dedicated to YouTube as that was how we got our start. Then we got onto TikTok and started doing that. It’s really popular now and, I feel, the main platform for people so we started posting there, doing different trends but also doing music as well and putting out our own stuff to get our name out there.

Joey: We also make sure to interact with fans and also go live on both platforms. I feel like going live every so often is a great way for people to keep with you.

Do you find it somewhat limiting using that sort of approach when choosing what to cover? You have a pretty extensive catalog of some great covers so it definitely doesn't seem limiting!

Juna: A little bit, yeah. There’s other artists that we listen to that we’d love to cover but it’s not as popular as what the majority of people are listening to right now. I think the way we can maximise getting the most traction from people who listen to country is doing the ones that are most popular. So it definitely limits us a little bit but, y’know, we love all country music so even if we don’t get to cover it we listen to it.

Joey: We’re at the point now where Juna and I are going to start putting out originals. Originals are more important. We’ve done a bunch of covers but don’t want to just release covers.

Juna: When we started our YouTube channel we were super young, you can see it in our videos. I had braces and was super small and young and different--.

Joey: I was scary *laughs*.

Juna: We weren’t professionally writing at the time. We started writing super young but it was an introduction, a way to get us into writing so we could progress. That’s why we started off with the covers. Now that we’ve been writing a lot, especially with some big writers in Nashville, we’ve started to love our songs more and more. We’re really excited to start putting out our own music and hoping that our fans love it.

'More Than A Maybe' is your latest track. Tell me about what inspired that one.

Joey: We walked into the write and the writer had this idea of ‘more than a maybe’. I started playing some chords and he’s like ‘this song could be an uprocking love song’. We had the chords down, we started the verse setting the scene where somebody is hoping that you’d say yes like ‘please go out with me’ *laughs*. The production was very well done, there’s solos in there and a bunch of things that really made the song catchy.

Juna: We wrote this song when we were like twelve and fourteen.It’s one of the first we wrote with co-writers and since then we’ve written so many songs. At the time we’d written it, we just played acoustic. We went into the studio to record it and started laying down the track, and we were like ‘wow, this song is really coming together’. All of our lives we’d mostly played it acoustically, just Joey and I, when we were first starting out. Then we heard the production.

Joey: It really changes the song.

Juna: It changes the song completely when you hear it with the full band, the full production. It made us more excited to put it out.

Joey: We were so blessed to have Taylor Swift’s drummer and Kenny Chesney’s guitar player on our song. It was really cool to meet them in person and hear how they do their thing.

How do you go into your writing sessions? Do you work on some stuff beforehand together and take that in? What's your process?

Juna: Joey and I both have a ‘hook book’, as we like to call it. Just a note page in our phone so whenever we’re out and about and think of a title, a song idea or a melody we write it down or record it in our phones. Then when we go into the write, we’ll be like ‘hey we have this hook book full of ideas’. It’s like whatever we all gravitate towards. If they say a title and we’re like ‘oh that’s great’, I’m thinking this and this and this - the ideas can really flow out when you hear a title. It's whatever we’re feeling in the moment.

Joey: The first five minutes is ‘what are we going to do?’. As soon as we get to the point or the exact idea, we start brainstorming. Once the chords come, it's smooth sailing.

Juna: Most of the time! Sometimes we spend at least twenty minutes just finding one line.

Joey: One line can change a song.

Juna: Sometimes it’ll be super easy, we’ll write a song in an hour and a half. Sometimes, we’ll spend thirty minutes on literally one line and when we finally get it we’re like ‘thank gosh!’.

The track is from your self-titled debut EP, which you've been releasing track by track. What can you tease about what's left to come?

Juna: We have one last song coming out as a part of the whole EP. We have the three out so far - ‘More Than A Maybe’, ‘Something Good To Miss’ and ‘’Til Your Heart Breaks’.

Joey: All those originals are about relationships and we’ve been in none.

Juna: Yeah *laughs*

Joey: I don’t know where these songs come from but its funny.

Juna: We have one last song coming out and it’s called ‘I’m So Over You’. It’s about being completely over that one person, moving on and being ready to focus on yourself and work on who you are. We’re excited for fans to finally hear the last song from this EP.

Just looking at the things you've done already in such a short amount of time, it really seems as if the sky is the limit for you. Looking ahead, what are your goals?

Joey: Being able to play bigger shows, write with bigger artists. I would love to have a tour bus - that’s one of my dreams, to have a tour bus with a bathroom in it so you don’t have to stop every two seconds! [Also] a number one song, that’d be sick.

Juna: That would be lovely.

Joey: Hopefully we can do this as a career, that’d be awesome.

Juna: As Joey said, writing and performing alongside other artists. Even just [performing] in a big arena or on a big stage, to move around and interact with the crowd and feel that energy…that’s something I’m really looking forward to in our career. Just making memories along the way and making our parents proud. 

For more things Juna N' Joey check out their website.

INTERVIEW | 'Songwriting Is The Ultimate Test of Vulnerability' - Samantha LaPorta

Songwriting is the ultimate test of vulnerability. That's what Samantha LaPorta believes, and it is something that shines though her mu...