Nashville’s Kyle Andrews announces the release of his upcoming KANGAROO EP, out August 31st on Elephant Lady Records. The songwriter has enjoyed a recent abundance of interest and new fans with the placement of his jaunty tune “You Always Make Me Smile” playing an integral part of Holiday Inn’s “Stay You” advertising campaign. Airing heavily on international television and online, there are many different versions of the ad with all of them using “You Always Make Me Smile” as the central theme throughout each commercial. The single (available now) is a taste of the warm, summery pop on his upcoming six-song EP.
Like all of Kyle’s work, KANGAROO is addictively catchy with measured doses of pulsing synths and drum machines, but it belies an endearing homespun sweetness that stands out among DIY songwriters/producers. Recorded entirely in his bedroom, KANGAROO is Andrews’ fifth release following a string of other successful, self-produced full-lengths and EPs. Kyle made his mark in 2006 with his first full-length, Amos in Ohio. NPR syndicated station WXPN dubbed it “instantly memorable…packed with infectious hooks” and Kyle promptly answered the praise the following year with a seven song EP entitled Find Love, Let Go. NPR had high praise for his 2009 release Real Blasty describing it as “…an upbeat album for sad people who just want to dance…Andrews pulls it off by pairing his angst with bright electro-pop rhythms and irresistible hooks.”
Kyle Andrews will hit the road this fall in support of KANGAROO and has shared the stage with The Submarines, The Morning Benders, Josh Rouse and Peter Bjorn and John in the past. His live show is full of energy and not to be missed – full dates will be announced soon. For more Kyle Andrews fun, check out the video below for a little KANGAROO teaser and visit his site www.youalwaysmakemesmile.com to see and submit artwork for the “You Always Make Me Smile” single.
KANGAROO EP Tracklisting:
1. You Always Make Me Smile
3. Sushi (Slow Dancing At The Prom Mix)
5. Don’t Feel Left Out
6. You Always Make Me Smile (Remix!)