Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie folk music steeped in warm-hearted melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Elliot Smith as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy’s songs have been described as ‘absolutely brilliant’ by BBC Radio 2’s Justine Greene.
On 27th September 2019 Stylusboy’s second album ‘Routes’ is released through his own label, Tortoise Recordings, on handmade CD and on all major digital platforms through AWAL Distribution. The self-produced album is a collection of songs inspired by love, loss, family and pressing on through the difficult times. The musical talents of double bass genius John Parker (Nizlopi, Ben Walker, Will Pound), sort after drummer Tim Bowes (The Destroyers), critically acclaimed singer songwriter Wes Finch on electric guitar and blues starlet Holly Hewitt on harmonies create a warm musical backdrop to Steve’s songwriting. Long-time friend and renowned songwriter Jess Morgan has co-written one of the ten songs on Routes.
Routes is released on 27th September 2019 through Stylusboy’s own label Tortoise Recordings and via AWAL digital distribution.
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Press coverage of Routes:
Interview with Indie Is Not A Genre – “For me folk music is about sharing stories through songs.”
Album announcement via Folking.com
Album review via Hot Music Live – “If an album has been so well & lovingly wrought that it has no flaws, then one might call it “flawless””
Interview with Coventry Native – “Often I will be driving or walking along and suddenly think of a one-liner, or hum a particular melody and have to quickly stop to write it down.”
Featured in Coventry Observer – “It’s a collection of wonderful music, beautifully sung, with lyrics that put the craft of the songwriter to the fore.”
Playlist inclusion on Adam Wilson’s Quiet Revolution
Listed on Three Chords and the Truth’s upcoming albums list
Featured on 27th August edition of The Big Fat Indie Show
Played on Northern Quarter Radio
Album review via Indie Midlands – “…one of the best albums I’ve heard this year.”
Album review via Folking.com – “Routes is a welcome return for his lo-fi folk.”
Added to Playlist on Way Out Radio
Album review via Right Chord Music – “Routes is a charming and delightful collection of intimate tales, it’s the perfect soundtrack to the change of seasons.“
Album Review via Nine In The Afternoon – “Never would I have thought I enjoy folk music but when this album was recommended to me, my first thought was “wow.””