‘Scott Lloyd’ – Debut Album – Out 19/04/19
Northern English singer/songwriter, Scott Lloyd, is to release his self-titled debut album on Friday 19th April 2019 via Aardvark Records UK.
Scott’s self-titled debut album will be available via digital music retail sites, streaming sites and physical CDs. It features his three previous singles, ‘Living In The Dark’, ‘Down To Earth’ and ‘Looking Out To Sea’, all were released Summer 2018 to critical acclaim.
After a sea of self-released EPs, the 30 year old singer-songwriter from Middlesbrough has written and recorded his debut album to be released with Cornwall based indie label Aardvark records. The album was produced by Mathieu Garcia, who moved from Corsica in 2016 where he had worked on music for major labels.
Scott met Mathieu at an open mic night in Manchester in 2017 and the pair decided to work together, resulting in the self-titled Scott Lloyd to be released on 19th April 2019.
The album covers themes such as self-discovery, relationships, love, friendships, mental health, home, nostalgia, the past and the future, loneliness, growing up, loss and family. Scott chose to leave the album self-titled as an indicator as to how personal the songs are to him and to allow the album to be an introduction to his world. Scott wanted to create an album that the listener could listen to straight through and feel like they have spent time with him and able them to understand more as to what makes him tick. Hopefully, this would allow the listener to connect with Scott, and relate to his values and interests or understand the experiences he sings about throughout the album.
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.
Armed with 4 unreleased and recorded songs with four more on the way, Scott signed to the label and released Looking Out To Sea, Down to Earth and Living in the Dark in 2018. 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 the sounds of new songs on the horizon.
Following a discussion 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.” – https://indiebandguru.com/scott-lloyd-looking-sea/
The album has also recieved BBC radio play when the opening track ‘Soothe My Soul’ was Record Of The Week at BBC Tees.
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 Night And Day Cafe, Manchester on the Looking Out to Sea single cover. It is not a wonder that he was inspired by the melodic guitar classic blues rock by The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Hawley, Neil Young among others, that his father listened to, which inspired Scott to pursue a life of music.
- Soothe My Soul
- To Lose Someone
- Living In The Dark
- Looking Out To Sea
- Caught In The Rain
- Down To Earth
- My Peace
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‘Soothe My Soul’ was Record Of the Week at BBC Tees in early 2019.
“Singer, songwriter, storyteller. Scott Lloyd has spent the best part of 5 years establishing himself as one of the talented artists on the Manchester music scene…” – The Emergence – https://theemergencesite.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/scott-lloyd-down-to-earth/
“His storytelling quality and vocals are mesmerising…” “…his words form a wonderful landscape.” – James Wilson (Indie Band Guru) – https://indiebandguru.com/scott-lloyd-looking-sea/
“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
“Scott is really hitting his stride and his music is set to grow in popularity. He is a hard-working singer/songwriter who definitely deserves listening to…”- Marsh Towers –
“…music of this quality can carry his name to the highest places.” – Tom Welsh (Design A Gig) – https://designagig.co.uk/double-review-scott-lloyd-ellysse-mason/
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Hailing from the northern town of Middlesbrough, Scott Lloyd is an English singer songwriter. In his younger years, Scott was influenced by his fathers passion for music which eventually lead him to teaching himself the acoustic guitar. Scott is inspired by singer songwriters such as Lennon & McCartney, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel and Bruce Springsteen.
After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University, Scott moved to the city and self-released a string of EPs which were well received among listeners and critics alike. This, along with consistently playing live at open mic nights around Manchester, built up a solid reputation for Scott as a talented artist.
Scott’s music is known for its melodic and lyrical qualities. A combination of Neil Young’s emotional and personal lyricism and The Beatles’ catchy and flowing melodies, with recognisable influences from Paul Weller, Richard Hawley and The Smiths. Scott plays guitar and the harmonica on his recordings, as well as co-producing all his arrangements, which manage to harness the sound of live musicianship into studio sound quality.
In early 2018, Scott signed to Cornwall based independent record and publishing label, Aardvark Records for three years. A string of singles were released throughout the year which accumulated with the release of Scott’s debut album in early 2019.
The singer’s last self-released EP was called In The Garden, and came out in 2017 with a sold out launch in Manchester. Scott released his fourth EP in 2015 entitled Ironopolis, inspired by firm roots in his hometown of Middlesbrough. Straight after release it reached number 12 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter Charts.
Following this release, Scott was invited to an acoustic live session at BBC Introducing Tees and played at Glastonbury Festival in 2015. Scott then crossed the Atlantic to perform acoustic shows of the album on a tour from San Francisco right across to Vancouver in Canada.
Since his debut EP released in 2013, entitled Long Live You, Scott has released six EPs as an independent artist. All songs are written and performed by Scott except In The Garden which was recorded and performed live with a full backing band in 2017. Scott’s other EPs are; The Northern Gate (2013), Give Me Something (2014), Ironopolis (2015) and The Game (2016).
Scott’s pop/rock/folk sound and songwriting has been lauded in the music and Manchester media including The Skinny, Merc, Clash, Narc, NE Volume, Telegraph Music, Manchester Evening News and Sunday Girl Magazine.
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.
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