I have released a New 5-Track EP Today

I have released a new 5-track EP today on my Bandcamp page. It’s called “Never Let You Go EP” and features new versions of my song Never Let You Go.

The first track is the “alternative version” of the song, with different lyrics to the original song. It’s the version that I named the “radio edit” on other websites and which is currently on the Amazing Radio Pop music schedule.

There is a “classic” 1980s type 12-inch extended version of the song, along with a dub version, in the style of my remixes for Pitch Black and Tom Bailey.

The EP also features an instrumental version and radio edit of the original song.

I wrote the song for my wife’s birthday. She’s definitely the perfect mother and perfect wife.

The song has already been played on the radio in the UK and round the world. It was been described as tragic and a heartbreaker!

It marks a move away from my previous chillout and dub styles to a more new wave and synthpop style which is inspired by my love of bands like OMD, Kraftwerk, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode and other bands that started out in the 1980s.

Please help to promote the EP in any way you can!

Make a radio edit to get airplay

Never Let You Go

I’ve previously released a new song on Spotify and other streaming platforms. It’s called “Never Let You Go” and is the first time I’ve sung on one of my tracks for years and years!

I sent the song to a few online radio stations and online DJs but got very little feedback or promises of airplay. I also made a promo video for the song which got a few plays. I then got a lucky break when Neil March of Trust the Doc fame, said that he would play the video on his monthly show “Trust the Doc TV”. (You can see the show here if you missed it!)

I received some really positive comments and feedback about the song in the live chat, but the impression was that the song was maybe a bit too long to keep listeners’ attention.

Listen to Never Let You Go Alternative Version (radio edit) here:

Why have a radio edit?

Following that, I asked Neil March if he would play Never Let You Go on one of his online radio shows. He has a regular spot on Exile FM where he champions unsigned and independent musicians, but there’s a lot of competition to get played.

Neil got back to me to say that he would try to fit the song onto his playlist for the next show, but the track was a bit long so couldn’t guarantee being able to play it!

I replied that I had previously considered making a radio edit, or shortened version, of the song, which was more suitable for broadcasting. However, I hadn’t actually got round to it!

Related reading: The definition of a radio edit on Wikipedia (external link).

As I was already on the computer that I used to record the original song in the first place, I decided to have a go at editing the song to make it shorter, i.e. under three minutes! It was fairly straightforward! I removed part of the the intro, and some of the instrumental chorus bits, and also shortened the outro.

I then had a song that came in at less than three minutes! It sounded like a completely new song! Well, a less self-indulgent, and a lot easier to listen to, song!

I sent the new “cut down three-minute pop song” version of Never Let You Go, over to Neil March and he has included it in the schedule for his next show on Exile FM.

This show will be broadcast today at 8pm so please tune in to listen!

I have since submitted the new radio edit of Never Let You Go to a number of online and local radio stations and shows, where it has been added to their playlists. I’ll send out links to these shows in another blog post.

Compared to sending out a track that’s nearly five minutes long and not getting any interest, I’ve now got some interest and DJs etc. are willing to play the song!

The new radio edit of Never Let You Go will be released September 12, 2022.

Click here to pre-save it now on Spotify and Apple Music.

To avoid confusion with the original song, the radio edit is called “Never Let You Go Alternative Version”. Look out for the next blog post to see why I chose that title!

About Never Let You Go

It’s not everyday you get to work with your musical heroes! I’ve worked with Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) on a remix of his track Popcorn Slavery (under his International Observer guise) and remixed other artists and bands, including Michael Harding (ex-1000 Mexicans) and Banco de Gaia. My 15 minutes of fame came a few years ago when a remix I did for New Zealand’s Pitch Black made the top 30 indie radio airplay charts in NZ. Fast forward a few years (Now!) and I’ve gone back to my original synthpop/heartbreaker pop songs that I made before the remixes came along. This one is “Never Let You Go”. Someone recently heard it on Trust the Doc TV and said it’s “tragic”. They thought it was a memoriam to my wife but she’s very much alive and breathing!

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On the radio (again!)

Trust the Doc on Exile FM

My new song “Never Let You Go” will be featured on the Trust the Doc radio show on Exile FM at 8pm (UK time) this coming Wednesday August 24. I’m really honoured to have this track played. It’s a shortened radio edit version of the song, so is less than 3 minutes long!

Neil March, who hosts the Trust the Doc radio show, is one of many champions of independent, upcoming musicians and bands. He has been really complimentary about Never Let You Go, and really supportive about my music. The video for the song has already been played on his Trust the Doc TV, Neil’s monthly live show on Youtube. You can check that out here if you haven’t seen it.

Please tune in and listen to the song on Trust the Doc, and listen to the many other great bands and artists who will be on the show.

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Related: Never Let You Go by Mistrust is available to stream on all major platforms.

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Never Let You Go – New Song Out Now

Listen to the new song by mistrust….

“Never Let You Go (For Kathryn B)” is a new song that I’ve written for my amazing wife, Kathryn, to celebrate her birthday.

It’s a lullaby / synthpop song, which is influenced by bands like OMD, Kraftwerk, Human League, and early Depeche Mode.

It’s quite a departure from my dub/downtempo instrumentals and remixes, and has me on lead vocals.

I wrote and recorded loads of “proper” songs in the late 1980s and early 90s, but haven’t done anything like this since then.

After numerous instrumentals, I thought it was time I sat down to see if I could actually write a real song!

I would love to hear what you think of it!

Don’t forget to check out some of my other songs!

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