Out 19/04/19

 

 

 

 

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SCOTT LLOYD ALBUM by Scott Lloyd

Manchester-based Scott Lloyd, 30, has melodic pop indie track Soothe My Soul from his forthcoming album played each day as Song of The Week on BBC Tees and heard by Radio 1 and launches album.

As the album’s release date approaches, Scott has had all three of his already-released singles on radio in the USA, Lonely Oak Radio, and on Holland’s Songs From The North by Erik Echt and featured in a podcast and a new music radio show called You Haven’t Heard This Music and was featured on indie blog Ralf’s Life.

Scott Lloyd, raised in Middlesbrough and living in Manchester, met his producer Mathieu Garcia at an open mic night in 2017, organised by Scott and the pair decided to work together, resulting in the self-titled Scott Lloyd to be released on 19th April 2019.

The first song to be written in early 2017 was inspired when Scott heard a song on the radio with a completely different melody for the chorus and verse, which prompted him to grab his guitar and record an idea on his phone. This became Looking Out to Sea, the first single Scott released on Aardvark Records in Cornwall in June 2018.

Scott was taken by surprise on a trip with his then girlfriend Grace to her grandmother’s 75th birthday celebration in Cornwall when an independent record label he had written to ask for a meeting while he was in the area agreed to meet in Jacob’s Ladder Inn in Falmouth.

In early 2018, armed with 4 unreleased and recorded songs with four more on the way, Scott signed to the label and released singles Looking Out To Sea, Down to Earth and Living in the Dark. Aardvark Records rarely finds artists with a back catalogue of self-released EPs, reviews on music websites, a gig history, videos for their songs on YouTube, an active social media profile, website, professional photographs and new songs on the horizon, so Scott was quickly signed.

Following a brainstorm about the running order of the album with the label, the album, sporting a photograph by Ben Turner of Scott in the hubbub of Borough Market in London, will be released on 19th April 2019. Scott says: “I wanted to create an album that the listener could listen to straight through and feel like they have spent time with me and enable them to understand more as to what makes me tick. This is an album of songs that could only come from my voice.”

Scott has already had an enthusiastic reception from the music press with James Wilson at the Indie Band Guru website writing: “His storytelling quality and vocals are mesmerising…his words form a wonderful landscape.”.

Living in Manchester with his wife Grace, who he married in the summer of 2018, Scott has written about living in the North of England and his album is autobiographical telling the story reflected by the photograph of Scott enjoying a pint in a pub in Didsbury, Manchester on the Looking Out to Sea CD cover. It is not a wonder that he was inspired by the melodic guitar classic blues rock by The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, Doobie Brothers and ELO that his father listened to, which inspired Scott to pursue a life of music.

 

Press quotes (updates on his website):

“Scott Lloyd knows how to captivate the listener with his storytelling talent.” – James Wilson (Indie Band Guru)

“This promising artist has taken a big step forward and I’m interested to see where this road will lead next.” – James Fenney (Belwood Music)

“His style continues to develop and it is clear to me Looking Out To Sea is his best song to date.” – Marsh Towers

“…music of this quality can carry his name to the highest places.” – Tom Welsh (Design A Gig)

Scott’s first single released via Aardvark Music, Looking Out To Sea, gained over 1000 plays on Apple music within a few weeks of release.

For an interview or any press queries, please email Scott on scottlloyd_music@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DOWN TO EARTH by Scott Lloyd

Melodic, folk-rock artist Scott Lloyd, 29, based in Manchester, will launch his new single, ‘Down To Earth’, via Aardvark Records UK.

As a recently signed artist, Scott will be releasing his second single on Cornwall-based independent label Aardvark Records after they heard four new songs and asked to meet up. Scott’s single ‘Down To Earth’ will be released on Friday 7th September.

Scott, born in Middlesbrough, has previously released six EPs independently and played live in venues across the UK and America from San Francisco to Vancouver, Canada, as well as appearing at Glastonbury Festival in 2015 and live on BBC Introducing in Tees.

Last year, in 2017 Scott sold out Jimmy’s venue in Manchester to release his EP In the Garden, which was recorded with a full backing band. With roots firmly planted in the North East Scott also wrote songs for his Ironopolis EP, which were inspired by his hometown of Middlesbrough and the EP immediately reached number 12 in iTunes Singer Songwriter charts in 2015. After graduating from a degree in music at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010, Scott listened to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Simon and Garfunkel and Bruce Springsteen for their songwriting and inspired, Scott set out to record his first EP Long Live You in 2013.

Manchester’s cultural press has already reviewed Scott’s independent releases such as The Skinny, Clash Magazine, NE Volume, Telegraph Music and the Manchester Evening News.

Scott’s new single ‘Down To Earth’ goes on sale on Friday 7th September on digital music retail and streaming sites. Aardvark Records have also pressed some CDs. The song was recorded at Red Sand Studios, Chorlton, Manchester and produced by Mathieu Garcia.

For more information about Scott Lloyd please visit his website on www.scottlloydmusic.co.uk to find links to videos and his previous EPs and upcoming gigs.

Press quotes:

“Scott Lloyd knows how to captivate the listener with his storytelling talent.” – James Wilson (Indie Band Guru)

“This promising artist has taken a big step forward and I’m interested to see where this road will lead next.” – James Fenney (Belwood Music)

“His style continues to develop and it is clear to me Looking Out To Sea is his best song to date.” – Marsh Towers

“…music of this quality can carry his name to the highest places.” – Tom Welsh (Design A Gig)

Scott’s first single released via Aardvark Music, Looking Out To Sea, gained over 1000 plays on Apple music within a few weeks of release.

For an interview or any press queries, please email Scott on scottlloyd_music@yahoo.com