Jeremy Warmsley - I Promise
In a previous life I was lucky enough to review a young singer/songwriter in Cambridge whilst supporting another up and coming band. He looked a little uncomfortably on the stage until he sang songs of twisted balladry, sometimes in French, which captivated the audience. As he moved to the big smoke, Cambridge's loss was London's gain as word of mouth and message boards seem destined to make Jeremy Warmsley the success that he deserves.
This, his first widely available single after a number of limited released EP's, is a stripped down and yet elegantly arranged slice of acoustic loveliness. With a gentle marching drum and acoustic guitar as it's accompaniment, Jeremy's delicate voice recounts a tale of love and failed promises. His skills, in my mind at least, are in his simple and compelling lyrics "I lay my hand on your belly / I promise / Kiss me once to forgive me / Curl your toes around my thumb" which may sound a little sickly, but it's something that pulls on my heart strings at least.
A promising start to his career then and with support slots for Liam Frost and The Semifinalists coming up as well as his debut album scheduled for a September release, things can only go up from here.
Have a listen on his Myspace site.