Review: Sam Smith, ‘Nirvana EP’


Sam Smith’s Nirvana EP serves as a sound preview of his upcoming debut album  Sam Smith • Nirvana EP • Capitol • US Release Date: January 28, 2014 Every year there are a number of new artists looking for their breakthrough.  Sadly, only a few hopefuls have their dreams realized.  Sam Smith is the latest…

Review: John Newman, ‘Tribute’


 Newman Proves Soul Music Is Alive and Well on Tribute  John Newman • Tribute • Island • US Release Date: January 7, 2014 John Newman just might be the male version of Adele – like seriously.  Newman, another British import to the U.S., definitely possesses one of the most distinct and soulful voices I’ve heard…

New Music & Review: Joel Compass, ‘Astronaut EP’


Joel Compass artistic potential shines brightly on his new EP Astronaut Joel Compass⎪Astronaut EP ⎪ Photo Finish / Black Butter Records ⎪⎪ US Release Date: September 10, 2013 At 19, few people know exactly what they want to do in life or where they want to go.  Having an identity crisis is not unfounded.  For 19-year…