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Smoke Without Fire

Artist: VC Pines
Label: Theory Records
Impact date: Out now
ROTD featured date: Tuesday 9 February 2021

We say

London-based artist Jack Mercer, aka VC Pines, injects a silky smooth dose of neo-soul in this, his latest release. Having attracted enormous praise from BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens, along with support from BBC Introducing, The Line of Best Fit, DIY and more for his EP Skully last year, Smoke Without Fire is his first release of 2021. Produced by Jonathan Quarmby (Tom Walker/Lewis Capaldi) and mixed by Bad Sounds, it has already picked up praise from the Independent, Wonderland, Vanyaland and When The Horn Blows among others, plus spins from Jack Saunders on Radio 1, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. Spotify UK added it to their New Music Friday and The Other playlists, and we fully expect to see it added to soulful and chilled out contextual playlists in the future. This vibrant and warm release is taken from his forthcoming new EP Concrete, and we can’t wait to hear them.


Label: Hide Whone & Ant Crook, Theory Records
Publishing: Faye Fullerton, BMG UK
National Radio: Rob Lynch,  Airplayer
Online: Lorraine Long, Longevity PR
Live: Alice Hogg, ATC Live
Management: Jack Fratini, Flytrap Management

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