The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors EP's; a 12 track collection of 3 EP's self-released during 2012 and 2013. Once front man of indie band My Luminaries, London based, British singer songwriter James Ewers aka Lonesound released his first solo EP The Great Outdoors (Part 1) in July 2012, picking up attention from various new music online blogs and radio. The home recorded 4 track EP mixed "sweeping, stonking" indie-pop with "Brit Buckley-esque" acoustic songwriting and showed a solo artist invigorated by his new-found musical liberation and control. He then released The Great Outdoors (Part 2) in December that year, gaining airplay from top DJs including Dermot OLeary (BBC Radio 2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and John Kennedy (XFM), whilst making Record Of The Day. The EP was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios and again at Ewers's home. Lead track Don't Hold Me Back was featured in US MTV show House of Food whilst Who Was Watching was heard in an episode of NBCs series Smash. The complete EP made the Featured Artist section on the US, UK & Canadian iTunes stores. The Great Outdoors (Part 3), a more stripped back, acoustic based EP, was released in July 2013. Written at a time of great change in Ewers's life; he had recently become engaged and had begun playing exclusively solo acoustic shows to a great response. All was studio recorded and co-produced by Sam Miller(PJ Harvey, The Temperance Movement) bar Fallen Leaves, recorded in Ewerss kitchen and certainly the closest representation of his solo live shows. (You Don't Have To Be) Strong became the second Lonesound track to be featured in NBC's Smash, and As We Go Along became 'Editor's Choice' on US iTunes.