6 August 2021

Remember Love - new SheBeat release EPK

 


'Remember Love' is the new single from Scottish-based solo artist SheBeat. Released first on fan-powered Bandcamp and Patreon platforms, the single is now on all streaming sites for playlists and listening pleasure. 

The song is about a new relationship when all the love songs feel especially written for your new beau. In fact, you hear this exact jumping off point in the first line of 'Remember Love'. 

Singer-songwriter SheBeat Jodie said: "This is a declaration to a new love, with all the optimism and joy that involves, infused into the music and lyrics."

This dreampop love song offers a romantic, summer sound to relax to, with exclusive cover artwork from Margate artist Margo McDaid

SheBeat explains: "I've been following the talented Ms. McDaid on Instagram for some time and find her simple but striking artworks so delightful. I humbly asked if she would collaborate on my cover art for this release, and amazingly she agreed! It's such an honour, and I hope SheBeat fans will see the parallels in our work - simplicity, character and memorable messages." 

The Liverpool born, Leith artist has released a number of well-received singles this year, all produced by Brawsome Productions' Ian White (Sons of the Descent, The Wendys).

Producer Ian White said: "This is a gentle song and I took a delicate approach to production. All the tracks this year we've worked on together - Believe, So Into You, Homecoming Queen - each have their own sound while remaining distinctly SheBeat in style. Excited to work on more tracks ahead of the album release."


COMING SOON 

Another single release is planned for the autumn and a debut album before the end of 2021.


REVIEWS 2021

"Infectious and slightly ethereal in quality with a chorus that lodges itself in my head. Lo-Fi Alt Pop excellence and quite lovely too." Trust The Doc 

“Homecoming Queen feels uniquely nostalgic, straying far from complexity yet perfectly in touch with rhythm, timbre and atmosphere through its charming elements.” The Weekender Scottish Music Scene 

“SheBeat is making some of my favourite music so far for 2021" Scots Whay Hae! Show Ali Braidwood 

"Sometimes simplicity is the best way, such a nice and simple song - gentle backing, lovely vocals and a great story" - Billy Butler, Liverpool Live

"I like it. Has me thinking of The Breeders and Veruca Salt. Great stuff." Cam Glen Radio Derek McCutcheon 


BACKGROUND

LONG BIO

SheBeat picked up her guitar and stepped into the live music scene in Liverpool at the end of 2012. Singing original songs from the start, filling the in-between bits with stories and smiles, SheBeat isn't quite like anyone else. After a gigtastic year learning her stage craft on the open mic scene in Liverpool, Chester and surrounding North West region, SheBeat was soon being booked for billed gigs and local festivals.

In 2014, SheBeat published a self-titled debut EP featuring tracks Mine, Freaky Crazy, Always on the Run and She Never Sleeps Alone. Recorded by producer Darren Jones at his home studio in L8, with Beach Boys-style keys and backing vocals from We Are Catchers' Peter Jackson.
Next release followed in 2015 and her second EP recorded at Liverpool's prestigious The Motor Museum Studios with new producer James Mellor. Featuring title track Feels Like, Rainproof, Yours Sincerely, and for a limited edition CD, recordings of Until Now and Hairy Boy Blues. This time SheBeat took a more stripped-back approach with no frills to try and capture the intimate experience of her live performances.

In 2018 SheBeat released her recording of Until Now as a digital single for the first time, then in summer 2019, she released a live recording of Feels Like, recorded live at The Bedford in Balham.

A third EP was released November 2019, recorded, mixed and mastered at DROMA Records with producer Jack Tasker in his Birmingham home studio. Featuring three new songs including title track Catch Your Breath, Untethered (co-written with friend Dave Ridley) and Impossible on the digital edition, plus a new stripped-back recording of her fan-favourite Freaky Crazy on the CD edition.

In 2020 SheBeat released the fan-favourite Marry Me, in time for February's Leap Day. Then popular lockdown release, Lockdown Limbo, followed in May. The song written during the early COVID lockdown, was produced remotely with help from Brawsome Productions' Ian White in Edinburgh. In June, another fan-favourite song, Hairy Boy Blues, was released on Bandcamp and a physical CD compilation from Birmingham indie label Die Das Der to raise funds to support small venues in Birmingham closed due to the ongoing pandemic. 

After moving to Scotland in late 2020, all the 2021 single releases have all been recorded in Edinburgh with Ian 'Brawsome' White. Believe came out in January, So Into You in February and Homecoming Queen in March. New release Remember Love is out in August. 

All singles and EPs are available for streaming and download on SheBeat Records published via Ditto Music on all the popular platforms. 

LIVE

A live highlight was securing a spot at Liverpool Soundcity festival in 2018 and enjoying good response from the teatime crowd. In 2019 SheBeat was invited to return to LSC which was another successful show in the intimate setting of Hobo Kiosk, plus spots at the conference Soundcity+ with an interested industry audience.

Venues, events and festivals include: Cavern Club & Pub (all stages), Liverpool Soundcity (Titanic Hotel/ Unit 51/ Hobo Kiosk), Liverpool International Music Festival (Sefton Park bandstand & other venues), Beyond the Beaten Track Festival, Liverpool Acoustic, Liverpool LEAF, International Pop Overthrow Festival, Threshold Festival, Baltic Creative, Camp and Furnace, Constellations, Liverpool Bluecoat, Beerdfest, Sound Food and Drink, Heebie Jeebies, The Jacaranda, Central Perk, Shenanigans, Alexanders Chester, The Shipping Forecast, Blue Cat Cafe Heaton Moor, The Whisky Jar Manchester, Studio 2 @ Liverpool's Parr St Studios, The Woodman Highgate, Tabernacle Talgarth, Magnet Bar (host for Mellowtone), Dublin Castle Camden, Bier Writers Club, Liverpool Live TV Red Sofa Sessions, Roundhouse Leicester, The West Brooklyn NY, The Ritz Penzance, Vanilla Truro, The Deck Perranporth, Lusty Glaze Beach (Woodburner Sessions) Newquay, Make Liverpool, The Great Estate Festival BBC Introducing stage, Sofar Sounds Liverpool, Hare & Hounds Birmingham, Drayton Manor theme park for Free Radio, The Labor in Vain Fitzroy Melbourne, RSL Paddington Sydney, The Bedford Balham, The JamHouse Birmingham, Ugly Mug Sequel Santa Cruz, Key Theatre (Glasshouse Acoustic Sessions) Peterborough, Love Lane Brewery, Lamb & Flag Worcester, Worcester Music Festival, Artefact Stirchley, The Townhouse Stratford, Rock and Roll Brewhouse Jewellery Quarter, 1000 Trades Birmingham, Box Glasgow, HMV Vault (instore), One Crown Watford, GigBuddies Coronavirus Festival (online stream for lockdown 0.1), BBC Edinburgh Festival.

RADIO

National radio playlisting and interviews include:

BBC Local English Regions (Alex Lester), BBC Merseyside & Liverpool Live - Billy Butler, BBC Introducing Merseyside/ Cornwall/ West Midlands, BBC Upload West Midlands, Radio City Liverpool, SoHo Radio - Zoe Howe Rock & Roll Witch, Exile FM - Trust the Doc, Cam Glen Radio - Scots Way Hae!, BBC West Midlands Sunny & Shay, Brum Radio, You Haven't Heard This Music Podcast, Ship Full of Bombs, Sunny G Radio, WigWam Radio, Riverside Radio, Phoenix FM (Berlingo, Aus).

https://www.mixcloud.com/shebeat/playlists/shebeat-playlisted/


PODCAST

2017 launched SheBeat Meets - a live podcast featuring chat and live performance from local singer-songwriters, picked up by Brum Radio with over 50 episodes available on Mixcloud and fiercely fighting for gender balance, because, the future. New episodes coming soon with a Scottish community station. 

PICS ON REQUEST 



MORE REVIEWS

"Moody, 60s, Nancy Sinatra style, really cool" Zoe Howe, Harbour Bazaar for Ship Full of Bombs

"So catchy" Henry Liston BBC Upload West Midlands

"Sassy from the off - we're big fans" BBC Introducing

"Feel good, romantic and uplifting tracks" The Guide, Liverpool

"Gentle, uplifting and insanely catchy" Ryan's Gig Guide - featured artist/ cover December 2019

"Gentle set of clever, funny tunes... Lovely." Getintothis (Liverpool Soundcity 2019)

"This is good, and I like it" Alan McGee (Talgarth, Tabernacle)

"Great songs" Billy Butler, BBC Radio Merseyside

"A stripped back, acoustic feel that will pull your heartstrings and make you stick it on repeat" Mogg Blog

"The vocals are adorable, they float softly alongside the acoustic guitar and have the magical power to make you smile... If your head is cluttered or stressed, listen to SheBeat to wind down" SLAP Mag

"SheBeat has authentic charm which makes her music stand out about the flood of acoustic singer songwriters out there today." My Random Jukebox


RELEASES

2014 SheBeat 4 track EP CD/ Digital release
2016 Feels Like 5 track EP CD/ 3 track Digital release
2018 Until Now single Digital re-release
2019 Feels Like (Live at the Bedford) Digital release
2019 Catch Your Breath 3 track EP CD/ Digital release
2020 Marry Me single Digital release
2020 Lockdown Limbo single Digital release
2020 Hairy Boy Blues compilation track Digital & CD release (Die Das Der)
2021 Believe single Digital release
2021 So Into You single Digital release
2021 Homecoming Queen single Digital release 
2021 Remember Love single Digital release 

SOCIAL

SheBeat loves social with over 3000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @shebeatmusic.

Linktree for social and streaming links https://linktr.ee/shebeatmusic






21 April 2021

What They Say - SheBeat Reviews 2021

 



What music bloggers & playlisters said about SheBeat singles 2021... 

If you have a music blog or playlist you can help spread the SheBeat sound with, do send me word of how to submit! 

I will update this page with reviews & new releases this year, it's a good way to keep track of the support my music is getting :) 

Believe 


'This is lovely. Believe is a jaunty, less than two minute, fabulous twee-folk shuffle.'Sean Tizz, Sonic Breakfast 

https://sonicbreakfast.com/2021/04/03/shebeat-believe

'Sometimes simplicity is the best way, such a nice and simple song - gentle backing, lovely vocals and a great story' - Billy Butler, Liverpool Live

'Lovely song' - Zoe Howe, Soho Radio 

'Short but sweet like many of her pop confections, Believe is a track that will cheer up the listener in a world that needs to believe that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.' Stuart Todd, Liverpool Acoustic 

http://liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/2021/01/single-review-shebeat-believe/


Playlists (26)
Zoe Howe Rock n Roll Witch (IWD), Soho Radio 8th March 
Billy Butler, Liverpool Live 30th & 31st March 
With A Little Help From My Friends
Charlie Ashcroft's Fresh Finds*
#KellysHeroes 29 Jan 
TrueStyleMusic: Best of the month*
MangoRotation*
Our Sound Music*
The Merseyside songwriters
A Week in Music* Miserable Monday 
Discoveries of the Week 17-23 March*
Other Side Reviews Folk Playlist*
Weekly Gems- Pigeon*
B-Side Folk - Tem Musica Nova Hoje?* 
Baxtrax 

So Into You 


'Infectious and slightly ethereal in quality with a chorus that lodges itself in my head. Lo-Fi Alt Pop excellence and quite lovely too.' Trust The Doc 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSJOUeqE14oZ_lG1RB-WAfN1G4bpK6UTz92q9iYfYYP8G1whkY7pcmzmNkg9il1EzNUvE_8I5J2sBVf/pub


'A blissful track... sends shivers down my spine and makes me grin with inner peace.' 

https://www.theothersidereviews.com/shebeat-so-into-you-2021/


'A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone' - Edgar Allen Poets  

https://www.edgarallanpoets.com/shebeat/ 

'Edinburgh producer Ian 'Sons of the Descent' White added underground tones, lead guitar magic and percussion loops to the track, and both art and lyrical video feature Edinburgh's north coast.'

https://www.osgarotosdeliverpool.com.br/2021/04/muso-soup-singles-15-babyblu-limits-lou.html

'A very nice song' - In Your Ears Music, Purpl Macaron 

Playlists (22) 

With a Little Help from my Friends
Late to the Party/ Indie Top 39/ Monthly Compilation*
#KellysHeroes 26 Feb 
SWH! Radio New Music Monday 29-03
Colours Through The Air 2021 Playlist 
Tunes from the Scottish Music Scene 
Liverpool New Music
Other Side Reviews Pop Playlist*
New Music by Rob Fiddaman*
Trust the Doc Upstream 

Homecoming Queen 

“SheBeat is making some of my favourite music so far for 2021" Scots Whay Hae! Show Ali Braidwood 

"I like it. Has me thinking of The Breeders and Veruca Salt. Great stuff." Cam Glen Radio Derek McCutcheon 

“Homecoming Queen feels uniquely nostalgic, straying far from complexity yet perfectly in touch with rhythm, timbre and atmosphere through its charming elements.” The Weekender Scottish Music Scene 

https://www.alloaadvertiser.com/news/weekender/19207216.new-music-friday-steve-grozier-kait-vistas-shebeat/?ref=twtrec

"Showcasing her Liverpool roots throughout her iconic vocal, the brit-pop flavour of the new single’s production is out of this world. Telling the story of a woman who may not be the standard homecoming queen, the track draws influence from the likes of Lennon and McCartney, and Courtney Barnett to name a few." Mogg Blog

https://moggblog.com/2021/04/21/shebeat-homecoming-queen/ 

'Rhythmically catchy and atmospherically edgy, quaint and perky melodic nostalgia' - #carminasuavia RCK Nessi Holt 

'Such a nostalgic song! I love it' Taylor @ Rising Artists blog via Musosoup 



Playlists (20) 

Fresh Singles*
Indie Only*
Less Than 1000 Followers*
Female Rising Stars*
#KellysHeroes 3 April*
With a Little Help from My Friends
Weekly New Tracks/ Nu Music Radar 
SWH! Radio/ Cam Glen Lockdown Playlist #51 
Best of the NoirWeek 
Liverpool New Music
Trust The Doc Radio Exile FM including Listener Poll feature 
Music RoundUp: March Releases/ Official SAMA
Tunes from the Scottish Music Scene/ The Weekender Mag
Creative Distortion/ AlasdairMcDougall/ SunnyG Radio 8th March 
Charlie Ashcroft's Fresh Finds (Music Gateway Spotify) 12th April 
Postcards From The Underground/ Cumbernauld FM 18th April 
Upstream Trust The Doc #23(YouTube) + interview 20th April (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEBC-hOl3hw)
Radio Kaos Caribou / Carmins Suavia - Nessi Holt 20th April 
In Your Ears Music 21st April 

Remember Love 


'a profound and knowledgeable storyteller, SheBeat shares her stories and experience in a gentle manner' JPG Chief* - music blogger Mexico

https://lessthan1000followers.com/2021/08/16/shebeat-remember-love/ 

Playlists 

SWH! Radio artist of the week Cam Glen Radio 14.08.21
Radio WigWam Indie Jukebox 16.08.21
Less Than 1000 Followers* 
Fresh Singles*
Indie Only*
Chill - Folk - Acoustic*
12 New Songs This Week* 
Female Rising Stars* 




*promotion support 





21 March 2021

SheBeat new release Homecoming Queen EPK


Homecoming Queen is the third new single from singer-songwriter, SheBeat (Jodie Schofield), this year. 

The Liverpool born, North Edinburgh based artist wrote the song with storytelling influences from Dolly Parton, Lennon and McCartney and Courtney Barnett, to name a few of her favourites. 

Released for first listen via Bandcamp and Patreon to encourage fans to choose the artist-friendly platforms, a homemade video promo will follow on the YouTube channel, and streaming on all music platforms before the end of the month. See helpful links library at bottom of this post. 

It's the story of a woman who may not be the standard Homecoming Queen, but one with a story to tell. SheBeat Jodie said: "Inspired in part by my best friend T who has kept me on the edge of my seat with her real-life capers since we met aged 12, her image also features on my artwork for the single. We took the existing portrait and gave it a punk makeover for the new single cover art as another nod to the Homecoming Queen narrative misdirection. We call it God Save the Homecoming Queen."

The fantastic original portrait was created by Wirral-based artist Barbara Valentine. Thanks to both for use of the image, it will make a great t-shirt one day soon. 

Edinburgh producer Ian 'Wendys/ Sons of the Descent' White added lead guitar, bass guitar and percussion loops to the track. Ian said: "This is one of my favourite of SheBeat's tracks, and I wanted to bring it to life with a bigger sound than she's recorded before. We had fun with all the layers of guitars and vocals, and SheBeat chose a 12-string acoustic for her rhythm guitar, which gave us a richness at the core of the track."

SheBeat Jodie added: "The shaker on the track was my goodbye gift from music pal Quinn Lam when I left Birmingham last summer to move north. I hope to be able to get on the road again once lockdown is over to visit my friends all over the UK."

Expect more new music in 2021 for SheBeat, plus a Beat Zine and debut album. Hear SheBeat news first via my Patreon, or join my mailing list - email shebeatmusic @ gmail.com

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socials @shebeatmusic 

streaming soon in all the places, lovers! 
 

15 February 2021

SheBeat new release So Into You EPK

 


So Into You is the latest release from Leith singer-songwriter SheBeat (Jodie Schofield). 

The Liverpool born, North Edinburgh based artist recorded shore sounds from the stunning coast at Prestonpans over the summer and decided to mix them with this track, in a bid to create the siren song.

Released for first listen via Bandcamp and Patreon to encourage fans to choose the artist-friendly platforms, a homemade video promo will follow on her YouTube channel, and streaming on all music platforms to follow this month. TikTok friends, go crazy!

It's a love song written recently, SheBeat Jodie said: "The gentle lapping shore sounds really set the pace, I played electric guitar for this, instead of usual acoustic, to enable a slower strum, and since it's a love song I tried a softer vocal, like a whisper to a lover, hopefully if you listen with headphones you'll hear the sentiment. The water should lap back and forth too!" 

Edinburgh producer Ian 'Sons of the Descent' White added subterranean keys, lead guitar magic and percussion loops to the track, and the artwork features a picture from North Edinburgh shore. 

SheBeat Jodie explains: "The artwork features the shore, because it became such an integral part of the sound of this track. I am in love with the coast at North Edinburgh, filling my socials with colourful sunsets and water landscapes. Being from Liverpool, I grew up by the water, singing sailor songs, hearing about smuggled rum and transatlantic maritime life. This soundscape is a hat tip to that rich river city history."


New music in 2021 for SheBeat, include a Beat Zine and debut album. Hear SheBeat news first via my Patreon, or join my mailing list - email shebeatmusic @ gmail.com

LINKS LINKS LINKS






socials @shebeatmusic 

streaming in all the places, lovers! 


25 January 2021

SheBeat Believe 2021 (EPK)

 


Believe is the latest release from Leith-based singer-songwriter SheBeat aka Jodie Schofield. 

The Liverpool born, Edinburgh based artist wanted to release the song about making a difference and being the best you can be to help combat the winter blues, which feel even more stark this year thanks to covid and lockdown life. 

Released for first listen via Bandcamp and Patreon to encourage fans to choose the artist-friendly platforms, a homemade slideshow video promo is also up on her YouTube channel and streaming on all music platforms to follow this week. TikTok, we await your Midas touch!

It's a song SheBeat wrote back in 2014 and first recorded during the sessions for her debut EP (SheBeat) as a free download on Soundcloud for kindness project Be Lovely Day in January 2015. A popular track with fans and live audiences, a 2021 revisit felt timely. 

SheBeat Jodie said: "With everything against us for the start of the year with lockdown fatigue and covid anxiety, it's an uplifting song about taking life by the love handles and making your best (lockdown) life happen. My Dad always tells me to believe in myself and it's a really empowering simple message I want to share... and remind myself of!" 

The track was recorded with the help of Edinburgh producer Ian 'Sons of the Descent' White, and the artwork features a portrait painted by SheBeat friend, and Glasgow-based artist, Tom Heinsohn. 

SheBeat Jodie explains: "The artwork shows me flying through the local landscape of North Edinburgh, like a Monty Python character, spreading hope and smiles. Tom had created the portrait for my birthday last year and I superimposed it onto a shot I'd recently taken in Newhaven harbour."

New music plans for 2021 are afoot for SheBeat, including a new BeatZine and debut album. Hear SheBeat news first via my Patreon, or join my mailing list - email shebeatmusic @ gmail.com

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socials @shebeatmusic 

streaming in all the places, lovers!