Single Review: Billie Marten – Bird

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Billie Marten impresses with touching new single ‘Bird’
Sometimes you hear a song and you just can’t believe the person who is actually behind it, is still so young. Remember when you first heard Birdy’s cover of ‘Skinny Love’ and you were shocked she was only 14 years old? You are in for another surprise. Upcoming singer-songwriter Billie Marten has just released her new single ‘Bird’, taken from the As Long As EP, to be released later this year. This deep and moving piano ballad sounds like it was written and performed by an experienced and celebrated musician, but it’s actually the only 16-years-old new artist from North Yorkshire in England.

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Single Review: Enya – Echoes in Rain

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Enya is back in style
Yes, you are reading this right! Enya is back! The Irish folk singer who brought us super hits like ‘Only Time’ and ‘Orinoco Flow’ took a long, long break, but last month her website got a make over, announcing Enya would release another album. Her last effort was the Christmas album And Winter Came… and came out in 2008. Her new studio album, Dark Sky Island, will be released on the 20th of November and the first single, ‘Echoes In Rain’, was premiered today on British radio and soon after that a lyric video appeared online. In those eight years, her sound didn’t really change and rightfully so, because why change a winning method?

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Interview Germein Sisters: ‘When touring with your sisters, every place feels like home’

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The Germein Sisters released their debut album Because We Breathe a while ago, but they are touring with an EP in the United Kingdom at the moment. They have a summer full of festivals planned and even played at Isle of Wight. I spoke to Georgia (vocals, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter), Clara (drums) and Ella (cello) about what it is like to be in a band with your sisters. “When we first started touring it sometimes was hard not to pull each others hair out.”

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