After an extremely prolific 2023, award-winning Liverpudlian pop singer, songwriter BANNERS (aka Michael Nelson) announces his new album, All Back to Mine out April 19th via Nettwerk. The album includes his highly praised singles “The Best View In Liverpool”, “Anywhere For You”, “Have You Ever Loved Someone”, “Name In Lights”, “Tell You I Love You”, and “C’est La Vie” and the mesmerising single “Perfectly Broken (Duet Version)” featuring the soulful voice of America’s Got Talent 2022 breakout star Lily Meola.

Offering a refreshing take on the effects of self-image and societal expectations in media, “Perfectly Broken (Duet Version)” encourages listeners to embrace their imperfections, recognising that’s what makes us unique.

With Lily Meola lending her enchanting vocals to the duet, the song takes on a new dimension, creating a harmonious blend of voices. “I love Lily’s vocals on “Perfectly Broken,” raves BANNERS. “It’s a song about two halves coming together to create one beautiful thing and that’s what she’s done. I didn’t know the song needed it until I heard her voice but now I think ‘Perfectly Broken’ would feel a little lost without her. She’s brought a beautiful, raw emotion that adds a whole new layer of meaning. I love the new dimension she’s brought to it. I was already really proud of ‘Perfectly Broken’ and now I love it even more.”

BANNERS is such a wonderful artist, so getting to sing on one of his songs was very exciting for me. This one in particular feels like it belongs in a movie. It’s so cinematic and his voice is just the crème de la crème,” adds Lily.

To kick off an exciting 2024, BANNERS is set to tour Europe and the UK this spring for a handful of headline shows. Presale tickets go on-sale January 25th and general admission tickets go on-sale January 26th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BANNERS website HERE

BANNERS Tour Dates:

May 7 – Bristol, England – Thekla
May 8 – Cardiff, Wales – The Globe
May 10 – London, England – Heaven
May 11 – Birmingham, England – O2 Institute
May 12 – Manchester, England – Band On The Wall
May 13 – Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
May 15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
May 16 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Tilburg
May 17 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
May 19 – Zurich, Switzerland – Papiersaal
May 21 – Vienna, Austria – Simm City
May 23 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
May 25 – Stockholm, Sweden – Bar Brooklyn
May 26 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
May 27 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret


English indie-pop act BANNERS (a.k.a. Michael Joseph Nelson) is known for his effervescent melodies and immensely relatable lyrics about the human condition. With Nelson’s latest full-length, All Back to Mine, it’s safe to say he owns a market share in feel-good anthems streamlined to soundtrack your best life.

“Someone to You,” his soaring track about simply being “seen,” has nearly 750 million streams on Spotify. The single proved so unforgettable, BANNERS performed it on Season 16 of American Idol. Previous to that, his hit singles could be heard all over television, among them: “Ghosts” on Suits and Teen Wolf, “Half Light” on The Royals and New Amsterdam, and “Got It in You” on The Good Doctor and America’s Got Talent.

Written and recorded over nine months, primarily in Liverpool and on the breathtaking Scottish isle of Lewis, the title, All Back to Mine, refers to an exuberant, long-awaited return to his hometown of Liverpool after spending seven years in Canada to get his career going. Rich in romance and optimism, it’s as positively infectious as you’d expect.

All Back To Mine Tracklisting
Name in Lights
Have You Ever Loved Someone
Anywhere For You
In Your Universe
There Goes My Girl
C’est La Vie
The Best View In Liverpool
Perfectly Broken (Duet Version)
Broken Hearted
Tell You I Love You
Life’s Just No Fun
All That You Made Me

Pre-order the album HERE.

About Lily Meola

Lily earned widespread acclaim with her breakout single “Daydream,” which has generated over 60 million streams and appeared on the Viral Top 50 charts on streaming platforms in over 27 countries for the inspirational message and captivating vocals. The track was recently released as a reimagined version, “(Don’t Quit Your) Daydream,” a captivating take on the original, where her inspiring lyrics take center stage over sweeping cinematic piano.

Lily fell in love with classic singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Cat Stevens through her mom before eventually discovering Adele, Amy Winehouse, and J. Cole. She was homeschooled at the house of legendary producer Bob Rock [Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado, Metallica] and would contribute background vocals to his projects alongside his daughters. At an early age, Lily’s timeless, soaring vocals caught the attention of songwriting and performing icons like Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler and Kris Kristofferson, with whom she performed and collaborated. Recently, Lily performed at the historic two day concert event at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate Willie’s 90th birthday, dueting with Nelson on their song, “Will You Remember Mine.”

She has spent the last five years honing her own craft as a songwriter working with artists like Andra Day, Corey Harper, Riley Roth, and hit songwriters like Tyler Johnson, Hillary Lindsey, Busbee, Caitlyn Smith, Drew Pearson, Liz Rose, Martin Terefe, Barry Dean, Lori McKenna, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, Evan Bogart, Ross Golan, Dave Bassett, Andrew Wells, Mitch Allan, Sasha Skarbek, Eg White, just to name a few. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming releases by following Lily on socials.



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