Acoustic Artist Sam Sallon Debuts New Record of the Week on BBC Radio 2

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Rising acoustic star Sam Sallon made his national radio debut last week on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 Saturday show with the lead single from his forthcoming album. Hit Sheet magazine has already named the track “Record of the Week.”

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"A special songwriter" - Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music. "Thoughtful songs, immaculately performed" - Acoustic Magazine.

Sam Sallon’s latest single, You May Not Mean To Hurt Me (But You Do), features a host of top players including veteran drummer Evan Jenkins and bass player Matt Round (Billy Bragg, James Morrison.) Industry publication Hit Sheet has named the track “Record of The Week”, tipping the artist for a Mercury Prize nomination later this year. The video, created by celebrated underground animator Happy Toast (AKA Chris Ollis) has seen a surge of views since the single was released on Sunday.

You May Not Mean To Hurt Me (But You Do) was produced by David Watson and is taken from Sallon's forthcoming album, One For The Road, set for release this summer. Fans of the songwriter have been waiting for his debut solo album for a long time. This single was one of the first songs recorded by Sam Sallon and his producer Watson when they began work on an album that took over two years to record. The intervening months saw remixes of the single being put out ahead of the record itself, some bootlegs and some not, with one remix even storming the vinyl charts to become an underground hit on the club scene before anyone had actually heard Sallon’s original acoustic version.

The singer songwriter has recently completed a UK radio tour, ending in London with a live appearance for the BBC's Robert Elms. The show is still available to UK listeners via the BBC website.

You May Not Mean To Hurt Me (But You Do) is out today.

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