Tuesday

New upcoming UK Artist: Antony Raine




I have recently been downloading and updating my playlists so I am not constantly playing Hotel Costas/Buddah bar and the likes when people are over... occasionally I stumble across absolute gems and find myself playing these over and over again. I had the privilege of meeting (over supper) our newest up and coming star...ANTONY RAINE. 

Not only is he super talented in both writing songs and playing guitar, he has a fantastically unique voice and is one of the most genuine guys you could come across. His EP is out this week (Friday) and can be pre ordered on iTunes.  The full official press release is below.


Already nicknamed the 'modern day Springsteen' by BBC radio 2 Antony's debut EP 'Farewell to Arms' is set for release on iTunes tomorrow. 

LISTEN TO DESPERATE TIMES AND SILHOUETTES 

'A modern day Springsteen' Jeff Smith [Head of Music, BBC Radio 2]

Wow. This is Brandon Flowers meets Bruce Springsteen’ Gareth Emery [UK’s no.1 DJ]

A rare find of a talent, rooted in wordsmiths of the past from Dylan to Hemingway’ Patti Dahlstrohm [Legendary 1970’s songwriter]

'Farewell to Arms' is a powerful and poetic collection, written during his time serving as an officer in the British Army. 

The single ‘Desperate Times’, with its anthemic chorus and belting production, has been a BBC Introducing favourite, whilst the entire EP is set for BBC Radio 2 support.


Raine’s voice is powerful, raw, and full of the colours of the stories he tells, and it is stories rather than songs that embody this modern classic. From the spine tingling falsetto on ‘Silhouettes’ (my fave), leaves us wondering who is the girl ‘with flowers in her hair,’ to the raw belted emotion of ‘Desperate Times’, it is no surprise he has been likened to iconic modern day vocalists such as Brandon Flowers. ‘Farewell To Arms’ itself is a reference to Hemingway, and Raine subtly weaves references to war poets and writers throughout his debut, with the mastery of a true songwriter.

Raine will headline the stunning London venue St. Pancras Old Church on 30th August to celebrate the release of ‘Farewell To Arms’, in association with seetickets.com.

www.antonyraine.com | www.facebook.com/AntonyRaine.uk | @AntonyRaine
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