Listen To This: Mirror Man

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I have long since adored Ella Henderson and have always a feeling the British native is set to for big things. Her range of covers from A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera’s ‘Say Something‘ to Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ and John Newman’s, ‘Love Me Again’, which is still my favourite.

The X Factor finalist recently released her debut album ‘Chapter One’, which is pop perfection and still manages to showcase her impressive, and jaw dropping, vocals.

Her new single, ‘Mirror Man’ is so Adele esque for all the right reasons and Alex Adair has given it the loveliest tropical makeover. It’s set to be on repeat for awhile!

Where To Go: Paolo Nutini

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Photo Credit – Zimbio

I must admit, when I heard that the Ben Howard shows, scheduled for Kirstenbosh were moved to July, I was devastated. That was until I heard that Paolo Nutini would be replacing him and then performing in Johannesburg at Sowing The Seeds.

I have long since been a fan of the Scottish singer-songwriter and having the opportunity to watch him play at Kirstenbosch is going to be such a treat. Nutini, the Brit Award nominee, made waves with his debut album, ‘These Streets’, and its follow-up, ‘Sunny Side Up’. His new album, ‘Caustic Love’, is more mature, soulful and funkier than his previous releases.

The change in shows also means that one of my favourite British acts, Ben Howard, will now be at the even more intimate and magical venue, that is Grand West. That, in my books, is a win win situation for everyone. I have been wanting to see him for the last three years and to finally have him perform in South Africa is absolutely incredible.

What are you waiting for? You can buy your tickets for Nutini’s show here. Get going!

ps For those who need to swap tickets or make changes based on the switch, Ben Howard’s Cape Town shows have moved to the 22 and 23 July and you can change your tickets for the relevant dates. This is done on a first come first served basis, so get there quickly if you haven’t!

All those who have tickets for Sowing The Seeds? You don’t have to worry about any of the changes!

Listen To This: All We Do

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Photo Credit – LYAR Facebook

I recently found my new go to duo from London, Oh Wonder. Their music is simply magical and they produce a heady, ethereal and utterly compelling sound.

The two, Anthony and Josephine, have started a project of writing and releasing a song a month for a year starting this year. It now a favourite project to follow as each of their releases is equally incredible.

When I found ‘All We Do‘, it was an immediate stand out and then found that yet another fantastic duo, LYAR, this time from Germany, had reworked the song and had added their melodic, magical spin on it.

Keep an eye out for both formidable duos, they are set for great things!

ps Oh Wonder’s debut album out will be out in September. You will want to add it to your collection!

New Music: Bearson

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Photo Credit – Insomniac

When I first discovered Bearson, it was by the way of his remix of James Bay’s ‘Let It Go’. From then on I was hooked.

The Oslo native has fast been making a name for himself, with his subtle, soothing and extraordinary remixes. His take on ‘Venice’ by The Lighthouse and the Whaler is the perfect example of how delicate and sublime his work is.

He has also worked with Flic Flac and the result is ‘Pictures’, a mellow and enchanting release.

He counts Manila Killa as a fan, who has reworked Bearson’s ‘Pink Medicine’ into something equally spectacular as the original. If you are a fan of the chillhouse, tropical and electronic genres you will adore Bearson.

I can’t get enough and eagerly await new releases from him!

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