Stylus Boy returns with new EP

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Here at GIITTV towers we said that Skylus Boy aka Steve Jones is ‘A purveyor of wonderful melodic acoustic pop, that is filled with charm and genuine emotion…” Steve Jones, is a Coventry bred guitarist and vocalist. His new EP ‘Whole Picture’ will be released via Lazy Acre Records and will be available to buy on limited edition CD and Download 6th June 2011. Listen to the title track below.

He cut his teeth playing guitar and bass for a number of bands, and gigging extensively before finally stripping down his sound, and venturing into the wilderness to produce his own personal blend of lo-fi alternative folk. This culminated in the 2009 release of his self produced debut EP – Fingerprint, which, in true DIY fashion, was mostly recorded and mixed in his lounge and a local community centre. It was met with universal praise, and even saw Steve record a session for BBC Introducing. His second EP, Blue Whale Session, was recorded at Birmingham’s Blue Whale studios and released in March 2010 as a free download.

This year marks the return of Stylusboy with the 6 track EP, Whole Picture, released on Lazy Acre Records. It showcases Steve’s laid back vocals and guitar style beautifully, with stripped down production and expertly crafted lyrics that speak to the soul. The backing vocals provided by Steve’s close friend Rachel Grisedale add an extra dimension to the songs, turning gorgeous melodies into a rich and sumptous harmony that bring to mind the first rush of love, or the warm summer air of the countryside bathed in sunlight. There’s also a dark beauty contained within Steve’s songwriting, with closing track “Dave’s Song” capturing the sensation of loss and grief felt when faced with the death of a friend. It’s an impressive contrast, and a testament to his skill as a lyricist.

Having already gained a strong following with his intimate live performances, that have seen him play alongside Newton Faulkener and The King Blues as well as enchanting the crowds from the mainstage of the Godiva Festival, this year is destined to see Stylusboy make his mark on the UK folk scene.


1. Whole Picture
2. Beyond The Flags
3. Left To Hide
4. Something Worth Keeping
5. Gunfight At The OK Corral
6. Dave’s Song

Stylusboy – Whole Picture by abadgeoffriendship

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