Having spent years on the live circuit and famously performing on the streets, which lead to her becoming Radio Five Live's 'Busk Idol' winner, the Manchester based singer was lucky enough to negotiate a record deal.
The 14 track set is a remarkable assured debut with all but one of the compositions being written or co-written by KRISTINA herself. The album also features her acclaimed cover of PAUL WELLER's STYLE COUNCIL classic 'The Paris Match' (and you can read our previous post about it's creation here).
Having seen her perform several times live over the last few years (including as full tour support for one of the UK's best known female artists, LISA STANSFIELD), many of the songs were already familiar to me and indeed do have retro feel and sound to them which almost make you feel they are already classics.
The first new single taken from the album is the romantic 'Just Three Little Words' (co-written with Irish songwriter TAMRA KEENAN).
Elsewhere on the album musically there is a mixture of straight up pop, bluesy southern inspired soul (for example 'Make It Right') and even a little bit of country (on 'Stay With Me'). She is as comfortable with the uptempo tracks (on songs like the album's closer 'I'm Not Going Back') as she is with the smoother ballads (like the heartfelt 'Sorrow' and the heartbreaking 'Betrayal').
You can now sample the whole album below
KRISTYNA MYLES launches the album with two special shows. The first is at the Deaf Institute in Manchester on the day of release (March 10th) with support from SAM GRAY, HANNAH HIRD & MISS 600 (tickets available here) followed by the London launch, a special FREE gig (in association with Premier Radio) at The Bedford, Balham on March 30th (click here for more info).
Check the website for other forthcoming shows.
"Pinch Me Quick" is released March 10th on Take Note Recordings and can be pre-ordered on Amazon & iTunes