This week’s new music artist is acoustic singer/songwriter Sally Pepper from Liverpool. Her pop/rock style portrayed through that acoustic guitar has seen her go very far and gain plenty of attention in a mere 12 months. So it’s only right that you guys get acquainted with her and her sound now because if you haven’t already heard of her you will have soon.
As I said she has accomplished a lot in a very short space of time plus she’s been featured in Kerrang! and Front, both magazines which champion new rock talent and very rightly so in this case.
One of her latest EP’s ‘Almost Everywhere’ is featured above and shows some real skill and clear potential to become a well known name in the pop/rock scene. The first track features guest vocals from Tom Kavanagh from I Divide giving it that extra edge and a push into an almost American pop punk/hardcore sound vocally and a more uptempo sound though it mainly remains acoustic. The rest of the tracks go from upbeat folky acoustic sounds of ‘Take The Stage’ to intermittent guitar chords and calmer atmosphere of ‘Against The Tide’, while flowing sounds and intricate melodies weave throughout the closing track ‘Bitter/Sweet’.
With influences ranging from emo upstarts turned huge rock bands Fall Out Boy and Paramore to smaller, rockier acts such as Young Guns and Tonight Alive, she definitely has some good bands to listen to and look up to. That coupled with her clear hard work and determination to succeed and picking up support live and from magazines all seems to point to 2014 being another very good year for Sally.
The new EP ‘Almost Everywhere’ is out now and you can buy it from her Bandcamp page for a mere £3. She will also be on tour with 4th Street Traffic this year which takes in cities such as London, Cardiff and Manchester and she will also be playing a free show in Birmingham at The Yardbird on 6th July.
Check out her track ‘Against The Tide’ from that new EP below: