Bella McKendree embarks on a European tour from today, playing a number of living room shows in support of the release of her debut EP ‘Waiting’.
You can catch Bella in the following cities:
24/10 – Sofar Sounds Madrid
29/10 – Sofar Sounds Coimbra
10/11 – Sofar Sounds Berlin
11/11 – Sofar Sounds Nuremberg
13/11 – Sofar Sounds Pisa
14/11 – Sofar Sounds Trieste
17/11 – Sofar Sounds Lyon
20/11 – Sofar Sounds Milan
22/11 – Sofar Sounds Turin
To register your interest in attending a show please visit https://www.sofarsounds.com/
A huge thank you to Abbie McCarthy and the BBC Introducing Kent team for making Bella McKendree‘s ‘Baby Let’s Fall’ their ‘Track of the Week’. The song will be played on air at least once a day over the next week, reaching daytime audiences all over the county and beyond.
Listen back to Abbie’s Saturday night show to hear what went down when she met Bella for the first time.
We’re really excited to see that Bella McKendree’s debut EP ‘Waiting’ has been added to the Music Week playlist following its release on Friday. The EP sits alongside releases from Yxng Bane, Stefflon Don and Alice Glass on the influential trade magazine’s list of hottest new releases this week.
Check out what Music Week had to say here.
Bella McKendree’s ‘Waiting’ EP is currently streaming in its entirety over on Earmilk ahead of its worldwide release this coming Friday (18th August).
The EP’s lead single ‘Grieve’ attracted the support of Clash, The Unsigned Guide and Amazing Radio amongst others.
Pre-order the E.P here:
Add ‘Grieve’ to your Spotify playlists: smarturl.it/Grieve-Spotify
We’re delighted to share with you the new single from British singer-songwriter Bella McKendree, as premiered on Clash.
‘Grieve’ is taken from her debut EP, ‘Waiting’, which was produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Brett Shaw (Florence & The Machine, Daughter).
Released by Trellis Records on August 18 2017, Bella will now spend the summer touring across the UK in support of its release.
Find Bella McKendree online:
Mat Hunsley recently dropped by MCR Live to play two acoustic session tracks ahead of his Manchester show.
Mat Hunsley heads out on his first ever run of UK dates this week, with full band shows in Tynemouth, London and Manchester lined up to celebrate the release of new single ‘Do You Need Me Near’.
Catch Mat at the following venues:
17th June – Tynemouth Surf Cafe (supporting Brooke Bentham). Tickets available here.
18th June – Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney. Free entry.
20th June – The Thirsty Scholar, Manchester. Free entry.
Wonderland are the latest big name to get behind Mat Hunsley, naming ‘Do You Need Me Near’ one of their ’tracks you shouldn’t be missing out on’.
Check out the article here.
We’re delighted to share with you the new single from Mat Hunsley, as premiered on The Music Ninja.
With significant support from the likes of Drowned in Sound, Buzzfeed and The Line Of Best Fit accompanying the release of his debut EP To Being Free last autumn, Hunsley’s profile continues to rise considerably and this latest track provides an even starker example of his wonderful blend of storytelling.
Evoking obvious comparisons to the likes of Bon Iver, Nathaniel Ratecliff and James Vincent McMorrow, the singer-songwriter’s honesty and emotion shine through on ‘Do You Need Me Near’, and with support slots for the likes of Seafret, To Kill A King and label-mates Axel Flóvent and Brooke Bentham already under his belt, Hunsley is set for a big year.
Discussing the release, Mat stated: “This song is testament to my oldest and dearest friends. Like everyone else, I have had those friends whom I believed were essential to my happiness. I mistakenly thought that without their constant presence and participation in my life that I couldn’t possibly be as happy as I once was. Despite my worries and despite each of us having followed our differing paths, these friends have remained close to my heart. When reunited we slip effortlessly back into the old habits and patterns as if we’d never strayed away. These people don’t need me near them in order to get everything they need and deserve from life, but it’s comforting to know that our friendship will forever stay the same.”
Produced by Mick Ross (Lanterns On The Lake, Ajimal, The Lake Poets), ‘Do You Need Me Near’ is released on 28th April
We’d like to extend a big congratulations to Trellis alumnus Brooke Bentham, who signed a record deal with Believe Recordings last month.
Her new single ‘Heavy and Ephemeral’ received it’s first play on BBC Radio 1 courtesy of Huw Stephens the other night, and is available to purchase / stream as of today.
Be sure to catch Brooke on tour supporting John Smith across April.