Word has been spreading on Harvey Jay Dodgson for some time now.
Picked by This Feeling to play Isle of Wight festival over the summer, a packed out tent greeted the 19 year old songwriter.
Song after song, his set felt crammed with potential anthems - a precocious display, one that echoed everyone from Sam Fender to Jake Bugg via The Smiths.
Debut single 'Caroline' is the starting point for this Portsmouth riser, and it's an immaculate introduction from a potent talent.
Biting guitar pop with a surging chorus, 'Caroline' is a neat, compact, distilled example of what makes Harvey's music so exciting.
Out now, it comes with a fantastic video shot by film maker Alex Fountain - the opening chapter of Harvey's story, it's a gripping way.
"There were many aspects that made this video special to film. Having Alex Fountain as the director and videographer really captured the visually creative side of the song, and was brought to life by the use of close-to-home locations: Sam’s Sunflower Fields on Hayling Island and Langstone Shore. Another element was being able to film with the newly formed band. This matches the tracks fully-produced sound and also made the process one I could share with other people..."
Tune in now.
Catch Harvey Jay Dodgson at Waiting Room, London on October 20th.
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