Both Paige Wolfe and Katy Hurt have made a wish this weekend. On the one hand, their wishes are very different. Yet at the heart of both of their new singles lies the theme of acceptance. In the case of Katy’s ‘Wish I Could Give You Up’, it is acceptance for the journey she has … More Paige Wolfe and Katy Hurt – A Joint Review
Welsh singer-songwriter Paige Wolfe has started how she means to go on. She has dug deep into her soul to co-produce her first release, ‘Why Can’t My Heart?’. Borne out of personal experience of domestic abuse, Wolfe acknowledges the part played by Millie Bloom in “digging right down to the furthest root, pulling it out, … More Paige Wolfe – Why Can’t My Heart?
The latest single from Nia Nicholls cements her growing reputation as a British Taylor Swift. It is no exaggeration to say that in both her vocals and subject matter, the Welsh singer-songwriter displays the kind of Swiftian vibes that reverberate back to the American’s earlier canon of hits. ‘If You Want a Sign’ stands on … More Nia Nicholls – If You Want a Sign
Fresh from winning Song of the Year at the ARC awards for ‘Take My Demons’, Welsh singer-songwriter Caitlin Mae releases her brand-new single ‘Tunnel Vision’. It posits much of the same heady mixture of attitude and vulnerability as her prize-winning track whilst conveying a strength and confidence that were only just emerging in the former. … More Caitlin Mae – Tunnel Vision
‘Sounds Good in a Bar’ is already a fan favourite. But we at Belles & Gals think it might just win over a few more converts to the music of Katy Hurt. This, her new single, and the first to be released from her upcoming debut album, ticks all the right boxes. It offers the … More Katy Hurt – Sounds Good in a Bar
Jess Setterfield has gone straight for the honesty button with ‘Bruised and Burned’. She hits one of country music’s hallmarks with this, her debut single, about a failed relationship that was her own. It is full of sadness in the genre’s own inimitable way, expressed touchingly through such poetic lyrics as “I’m holding onto broken … More Jess Setterfield – Burned and Bruised
Katy Hurt is back with new music, and it expresses much of what we’ve been through over the last 18 months. ‘Face to Face’ is an ode to that universal feeling of separation and need for connection that we’ve all experienced, in different ways, throughout the pandemic. The line “We’re supposed to be closer than … More Katy Hurt – Face to Face
The new single from Daisy Chute is terribly beautiful. ‘Secondhand Heart’ could be described as a tragic love story, told in the most delicate way. The strings of the guitar are plucked so gently, Daisy’s vocals meandering alongside them so naturally, as to give the track a dream-like quality. Snippets of jazz and touches of … More Daisy Chute – Secondhand Heart
On her new single, ‘What is Life’, Becky Lawrence has delivered one of the catchiest choruses of 2021. It is impossible not to feel inspired by the uplifting vocals on this guitar-led track. The Manx singer-songwriter sounds like she is smiling throughout as she muses on the meaning of life in typical folk fashion. It … More Becky Lawrence – What is Life?
Eleri Angharad is becoming quite the accomplished songwriter. Her latest single ‘Delete It’ feels, in many ways, like the perfect companion piece to Twinnie’s ’Social Babies’. Whilst both reflect on the negative aspects of social media however, what makes ‘Delete It’ so different is how immersive it is. Centred on the sending of a WhatsApp … More Eleri Angharad – Delete It