‘Make You Happy’ single precedes new EP from Dale McKay

A talented songwriter who is deserving of the growing exposure his music is getting, Dale McKay is a Sheffield based pop artist with a twist. Showcasing his upbeat, acoustic side as well as his fine vocal and great production, his online streaming release of ‘Make You Happy’ does exactly what such releases should do – whet the appetite for the releases to follow.

In this case, the track is here to promote a new EP titled ‘Here and Now’. A four track release which includes the song above, it arrives from online stores from September 16th and has all the hallmarks of a very strong independent release. This is pop music minus the incessant ‘beats’ and without a whiff of cheese – all of which makes it a worthy EP release to get excited about.

 

Shadowqueen – ‘Burning’ single out now

Coming in like a train and only letting up for strategically placed (and very cleverly orchestrated) breakdown sections, ‘Burning’ is heavy but melodic rock from Melbourne based rockers Shadowqueen.

They’ve been compared to the likes of AC DC, The Baby Animals and Queens Of The Stone Age, and from this full impact single it’s not hard to see why. Complete with darkly lilting harmonies for the verses and a full on chorus, this is a proper rock song.

This is their first single since a debut album in 2012, and hopefully there’s plenty more to come .