When Alex Stephens (A.K.A. Strawberry Guy) self-released his debut single last year, he was merely doing it out of a love for songwriting. What he wasn't expecting was a million Youtube streams and an avid fanbase. Now, the South-Wales born, Liverpool-based songwriter is ready to release a full EP of his compelling, lushly produced dream-pop.
Born outside Cardiff, Strawberry Guy moved to Liverpool to study music and grow as a writer. 'I knew that it was a very artistic city with all it’s creative history, it seemed like the perfect place to move to.' he says. Whether it's playing keyboards in The Orielles or just being part of the city's growing musical scene, Alex plays music for the love of music, something that heavily translates into his adept songwriting.
'I put out the first single ‘Without You’ on Soundcloud not really expecting much from it.' he explains, speaking to us about his journey to this release. 'To actually have a fanbase now from it is surprising and amazing.' These passionate supporters are already strong in number & character and Youtube is becoming increasingly filled with various fan-made videos for his tracks.
Bridging the gap between the luscious twanging of Americana and the sweeping echoes of indie pop, Welsh born John James Davies’ lovechild L.A.PEACH is anything but mundane. Drawing on his innate sense for storytelling, the London based qualified football coach has a daring approach when it comes to his songwriting: bold, charming and gritty all wrapped in a sheath of resplendent pop melodies that burst with extroverted intelligence.
Following a string of sold out London shows at Blondies, The Social and The Shackelwell Arms, a UK tour with Oxford’s Lacuna Common and the release of their latest EP Come On Over And Test Me (released via Sad Club Records), the predominately Welsh band are now gearing up to record their very first album!