Indie Folk Rock Artist From Manchester Launches First Single on Cornwall Based Label

Penryn-based Aardvark Records has signed Scott Lloyd, 29, originally from Middlesbrough and will release his first single on the label Looking Out To Sea with a video about to go live.


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Melodic indie folk rock artist Scott Lloyd, 29, based in South Manchester has signed to an independent label and will launch his first single Looking Out to Sea with live performances in Manchester and Cornwall.

As a recently signed artist, Scott will be releasing his first single on Cornwall-based independent label Aardvark Records after they heard four new songs and asked to meet up. Scott’s single Looking Out To Sea will be released on Friday 22nd June and Aardvark Records have invited Scott to play some gigs in Falmouth to mark his official launch on the label.

Scott, born in Middlesbrough, has previously released six EPs independently and played live in venues across the UK and America from San Francisco to Vancouver, Canada, as well as appearing at Glastonbury Festival in 2015 and live on BBC Introducing in Tees.

Last year, in 2017 Scott sold out Jimmy’s venue in Manchester to release his EP In the Garden, which was recorded with a full backing band. With roots firmly planted in the North East Scott also wrote songs for his Ironopolis EP, which were inspired by his hometown of Middlesbrough and the EP immediately reached number 12 in iTunes Singer Songwriter charts in 2015.

After graduating from a degree in music at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010, Scott listened to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Simon and Garfunkel and Bruce Springsteen for their songwriting and inspired, Scott set out to record his first EP Long Live You in 2013.

Manchester’s cultural press has already reviewed Scott’s independent releases such as The Skinny, Clash Magazine, NE Volume, Telegraph Music and the Manchester Evening News.

Scott’s single Looking Out to Sea goes on sale on Friday 22nd June on digital music retail sites and Aardvark Records have pressed CDs.

For more info please visit the Aardvark Records website newspage

Track listing:

  1. Scott Lloyd - Looking Out To Sea

Tour dates:

Date City Venue
22 June 2018 Falmouth Jacob's Ladder
23 June 2018 Falmouth The Poly
21 July 2018 Manchester The Castle Hotel

Scott Lloyd, 29, originally from Middlesbrough, lives in South Manchester with his fiance and has released 6 EPs as an independent artist, to press acclaim in Manchester's cultural and music press and met with Aardvark Records on a family visit to Cornwall, who were so impressed with his performance and songwriting that they signed him up for his next few singles and an album to follow.

Scott has already established his songwriting as one to watch from Manchester and he will be performing live in Falmouth on 23 June at the Poly to mark the release of his single Looking Out To Sea.

Aardvark Records established in 2001 as a label that develops new musical talent and provides publishing, synchronisation, distribution and licensing support for artists who have their releases and online presence ready to be discoverable worldwide. The rest comes down to their talent and Aardvark's work to promote them internationally.

June 14, 2018 8:46am ET by Aardvark Records  

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