Friday Releases Dec 15, 2023

December 15, 2023

Happy Friday, indie music enthusiasts! As we approach the year's end, I'm thrilled to present the last 'Friday Releases' of 2023, featuring two incredible artists who've graced us with their musical magic.

First up is Ben Drysdale from the enchanting landscapes of Australia, making his debut on IMC with 'If I Don't Lie Down.' And returning to our stage is the talented Nicky Phillips from the UK, known for capturing hearts with her previous feature 'Home' in 2021.

But wait, there's more! Even though this marks the final 'Friday Releases' for the year, stay tuned for an exciting surprise coming your way next week. Wishing you all a joyous holiday season filled with music and merriment!


Ben Drysdale - If I Don't Lie Down

Yes, after Ben Greenberg, Ben Stafford, and Ben Orrvick (Kahone Concept), we still needed a Ben. We can't help it if the Bens are talented, that's how it is! And it is in Australia that you have the best chance of meeting Ben Drysdale, in Canberra to be more precise.

After playing in several bands and playing around Canberra and the east coast of Australia for almost 20 years, it's time for Award-winning Ben to take off solo with this debut single. Yes, you read correctly. Debut single. Hard to believe, isn't it?

Because in “If I Don’t Lie Down”, everything is perfectly mastered, from the writing to the production. Luscious vocal harmonies, simple but impactful writing, and a melody that gets into your brain in less than 20 seconds. You'll sing along from the second chorus, guaranteed!

Such a level of quality on a debut release is almost unreal. It's been over a month since Ben sent us this song, and it hasn't left our minds since. Did we say “catchy”? In short, this may be Ben Drysdale's first feature on IMC but it won't be the last, that's for sure!

Reach out to Ben Drysdale

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Nicky Phillips - Old Oak Tree

Oh yes, it’s already been 2 years since we introduced you to Nicky Phillips. The wait was long but it was worth it!

The artist is back with "Old Oak Tree", a pretty acoustic folk ballad which comes at the right time since the solstice takes place next week (this clever little wink slips into the lyrics).

Lots of kindness and sincerity in this barely concealed declaration of love, parts of which were recorded in England and others in Canada with producer Joel Schwartz. We love intercontinental collabs, especially when they are wonderful like this one!

Reach out to Nicky Phillips

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That's all for today! Stay tuned for new song discoveries in the next episode in 2024!