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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Joel Thomas

Joel Thomas is a twenty-two year old singer songwriter from Liverpool and he is the latest signing to Edge Hill University's in-house, indie record label.

Joel has been playing the guitar for the last seven years and writing songs for three.

Sunshine Funshine is Joel Thomas' first release on The Label Recordings. An infectious slice of Indie Pop, he says The Smiths were one of his biggest influences. 

"Because of their melodic guitar work and satirical lyrics" he explains. "That’s where I got the over the top chorus 'as long as I’ve got you I don’t care if my skull caves in' but musically this song is influenced by Ty Segall with his rough around the edges kind of style."

Joel Thomas' Sunshine Funshine was released on The Label Recording's Summer Sampler and if you're looking for the perfect track to make up your summer mix-tape (do people still do that) this one's for you with it's punchy, punky guitar riffage.

Ralph gave it a spin on the Radio KC Indie Show last week and will be keeping his ears open from this talented young singer songwriter.