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New Music: Shannon Saunders

Sophisticated club singer-songwriter taking her online following into the real world…

Shannon Saunders is reflective of a new mould of artists, empowered to pursue an entirely independent path via the freedom offered by social platforms. Over the last 12 months, Shannon has been recruiting an army of fans on the back of self-penned tracks that are custom made to be filling dancefloors across the UK. Around the time of her performance at this year’s Great Escape, Shannon released the Instar EP via her very own label (Lovejoy Records) which included the track ‘Electric’. Described by The 405 blog as “a synth-filled track that sounds as pure as a turquoise waterfall on a remote island”, have a butcher at the lyric video for this particular slice of pop gold below…

Testament to Shannons’ impressive output rate, the Instar EP. was quickly followed by the single ‘Sheets’ back in August, which soon charted at number one at Hype Machine. Again, Shannon’s unique vocals shine through, more street than Jess Glynne, cooler than Charlie XCX.

Just last month Shannon released a video for the track ‘Back Around’, another understated house number perfectly treading the line between pain and ecstasy that we all love in a floor filler.

Shannon is currently on tour with TicketWeb favourite Louis Berry; supporting the wonderful Saint Raymond on his tour of the UK and we’re crossing our fingers that a headline tour to be announced very soon. For a peek into how Shannon does it live, check out this tour diary shot earlier in the year below…

Get tickets for upcoming Shannon Saunders gigs right here: www.ticketweb.co.uk/shannonsaunders

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