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Scars on 45

Heart On FireScars on 45. Scars on 45.

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Formerly known as Tendertraps, Scars On 45 is an indie/acoustic band consisting of members Danny (vocals/guitar), Aimee (vocals), Nova (piano), Stu (bass), Matt (guitar), and Chris (drums). The band originates from Leeds/Bradford in the UK. The Heart On Fire Songfacts states that after being ignored by the British music industry for a number of years, the band secured a deal with the US with Chop Shop Records, a division of Atlantic Records. The label is owned by Alexandra Patsavas, who is the music co-ordinator for Grey’s Anatomy and she chose “Heart On Fire” to promote the 2011-12 season of the ABC medical drama series.

Bonus Song: Give Me Something.

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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Ben Howard

Keep Your Head UpBen Howard. Every Kingdom.

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Ben Howard (born 24 April 1987) is an English singer-songwriter, born in London. He moved to Totnes, Devon, in his teens. Howard’s musically-inclined parents exposed him at a young age to their favourite records from singer-songwriter artists such as Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and John Martyn. Howard began writing his own songs and after a short spell studying journalism, he decided in 2009 at the age of 21 to become a full-time musician. After building up a reputation with his gigs across the UK, Howard was eventually asked to sign to Island Records. His first album, Every Kingdom, was released on October 3, 2011 and debuted at #7 on the UK album chart.

He is characterised by his odd way of guitar playing. He has toured with Australian artist Xavier Rudd.

Bonus Song: Everything. Every Kingdom.

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Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Ed Sheeran

The A TeamEd Sheeran. +.

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Ed Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is a singer songwriter currently signed under Atlantic Records. Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire before moving to Framlingham, Suffolk. In his time in Suffolk, he was known to have flourished as a hidden talent when it came to music. He learned guitar at a very young age, and began writing songs during his time at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. By the time Sheeran had left school, he was already certain that music was going to play a major part in his life, and therefore studied at Access To Music in Norwich before moving to London which improved his chances of getting gigs.

Sheeran began recording in 2005, which lead to the release of his first EP, The Orange Room EP. Sheeran also released two albums, a self titled one in 2006 and Want Some? in 2007 gaining little attention. After Sheeran moved to London and had done extensive gigging, performing songs from his EP and albums, as well as ones which he had recently written, he decided to release another EP, You Need Me in late 2009. However, it wasn’t until February 2010 that Sheeran began to get noticed after he posted a video through SB.tv displaying his diverse style. This video led to mainstream rapper Example asking Sheeran to tour with him. Throughout 2010, Sheeran began to be seen by more and more people over the internet through Youtube and his fan-base grew incredibly, with him also getting credit from The Independent newspaper, England football captain Rio Ferdinand and even Elton John.

Bonus Song: Lego House

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Posted by on July 14, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars

Song: Safe and Sound
Album: The Hunger Games
Genre: country, pop, singer-songwriter, acoustic

Taylor Swift (born December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania) is an American country pop singer-songwriter and actress.

In 2008, her albums sold a combined four million copies, making her the best-selling musician of the year in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Forbes ranked Swift 2009’s 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million. In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan lists Swift as the top-selling digital artist in music history with over 24.3 million digital tracks sold. To date, she has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

The Civil Wars consists of John Paul White, hailing from Florence, AL and Joy Williams, originally from Santa Cruz, CA, but now residing in East Nashville. The duo’s chance meeting fueled an immediate songwriting chemistry and creative synergy. Their second show ever, performed at a sold out Eddie’s Attic, was recorded and released as a free digital album.

Barton Hollow, the full-length debut from The Civil Wars, was released February 1 (Sensibility Music). According to the Barton Hollow Songfacts, it debuted at #1 on iTunes’ album sales chart and at #12 on the Billboard 200. The album came on the heels of a breakout year for the duo, whose remarkably successful free/live album has been downloaded over 100,000 times. Additionally, their 2009 four song EP, Poison & Wine, debuted at #4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top Albums chart. The EP’s title track and first single was played in full on “Grey’s Anatomy” (episode 609, “New History”) and its accompanying music video has been viewed over 415,000 times on YouTube. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Priscilla Ahn

Song: Dream
Album: A Good Day
Genre: folk, singer-songwriter, acoustic
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/priscillaahn
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Priscilla+Ahn

Priscilla Ahn (born Priscilla Natalie Hartranft in Fort Stewart, Georgia, USA in 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. To date, her albums include A Good Day (2008) and When You Grow Up (2011).

Now Los Angeles-based, Ahn joined the Fall 2008 Hotel Café Tour, and subsequently toured with Meiko, Erin McCarley, Laura Jansen, and Ingrid Michaelson. In live performance she plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, and kazoo. Although atypical instruments, her talented use of the harmonica and kazoo add a beautiful quality to her songs She – like many other performers – will occasionally use a loop pedal to record and play background vocals in real time. Even being the only artist on stage, Ahn is able to bring a richly layered and complex sound to her shows.

Before the Hotel Café Tour Ahn toured with artist such as Joshua Radin, Meiko, and Cary Brothers. Her music has also been featured on The Tonight Show, Grey’s Anatomy, Knight Rider, Men in Trees, The Late Late Show, and the movie Disturbia. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Joshua Radin

Song: Only You
Album: We Were Here
Genre: acoustic, singer-songwriter, indie, folk
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/JoshuaRadin
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/JoshuaRadin

Joshua Radin is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. When close friend and actor/film-maker Zach Braff heard a demo of Radin’s song “Winter,” he was immediately interested, and got the song onto the show Scrubs in the episode “My Screw Up.” The song received an overwhelmingly positive response and gave Radin substantial exposure with the show’s demographic. The songs “Today”, “Closer”, “Don’t Look Away” and “These Photographs” were also used on the show.

Since, Joshua’s songs have been further featured on the FOX Television drama North Shore, Bones and the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. His song “Star Mile” is on The Last Kiss movie soundtrack. Most recently his song “What If You” was featured on the Catch and Release soundtrack. He also has a couple tracks on the Adam soundtrack, including “When I Find You.”

The album “We Were Here” was released in 2006, containing many of the songs featured on the various television shows. The album is made up of heavily acoustic indie Folk/Pop, and is especially reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel, Elliott Smith, Jode Gannon, Damien Rice and Iron & Wine. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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James Vincent McMorrow

Song: If I Had A Boat
Album: Early in the Morning
Genre: folk, singer-songwriter, indie, indie folk
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jamesvmcmorrow
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/James+Vincent+McMorrow

A songwriter from Dublin, McMorrow’s vocal talent and songwriting has resulted in invites from some of the worlds’ most influential artists to play alongside them including the legendary Al Green, Tracy Chapman, Bon Iver, Mark Ronson, and Iron and Wine.

His debut album ‘Early In The Morning’ is out now. It was entirely self-recorded by McMorrow over a five month period in a cottage by the sea, with McMorrow playing each instrument. It was released to acclaim in Ireland and the UK in March of 2010, and worldwide in January, 2011.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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