EP Review: "Camden" by Jess Kemp

Hey guys!

Within the four years of running this website, I've had the chance to travel around for different occations.
So far I've seen a lot of different cities and I've learned a lot about the music scene in each city.
It's so interesting to see differences in when it comes to the crowds, the venues and most importantly, the musicians.

Up until this day my two favourite cities for live music are Berlin (GER) and Manchester (UK).
If you ever get to visit any of the cities, make sure to check out the music scene there.

To make it a bit easier for you, I'm very excited to introduce you to Jess Kemp today!
This Manchester based musician is one you should definitely know about.

Artist: Jess Kemp
Title: Camden
Genre: Acoustic, Pop
Label: independent
Release: 29th April 2016
HITS rating: 8/10

Jess Kemp is a singer/songwriter from Manchester, UK.
Her sound marches into the Acoustic direction with light sprinkles of Folk and Pop.

With influences such as Amy MacDonald, Alanis Morisette and Hayley Williams, it's no surprise that her songs carry attitude, tell stories and are relatable.

Jess' talent and her work ethic has brought a several airplays on shows such as BBC Introducing.
Earlier this year she performed her song "Stars" for our fourth birthday, watch the video.

And now she's here with her brand new EP "Camden" which the young musician recorded over the course of the last year.

1) Camden
2) Killer Shoes
3) Stay
4) Stars

Opener and title song "Camden" welcomes you with the warm sound of Jess' voice, accompanied by a steady but persistent drum beat and the trusty acoustic guitar.
Highlighted sections in the choruses turn the song into more than just your average acoustic pop track.
Jess makes it pretty obvious that she's a talented and clever songwriter. 

"Killer Shoes" - one word to describe the song? Sassy! 
Jess leads you through this track with so much attitude, so much energy. The vivid and storytelling lyrics allow the listener to become a part of the song.
With a swinging rhythm and a foot stomping drum beat, the song has a very folky feel to it.

With her current single "Stars", Jess Kemp gives the listener a good impression of what she's capable of; honest lyrics, great guitar playing, her unique voice and a clever usage of the rhythm elements. 

To sum it up: Jess Kemp might be a new name to you, but you should definitely keep this lady on your radar!
Her way of writing honest and relatable acoustic pop songs with a lot of folky charm, is super refreshing. The "Camden" EP invites you with a big smile and makes you want to stay for more.

You should listen to these tracks: Camden, Stars

Jess Kemp online: Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube

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Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image & Video: Jess Kemp


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