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BANNERS eats, sleeps, and breathes music. Songwriting is how he communicates with the world, and – on recent evidence – it seems that the world is listening.” – CLASH

An anthemic pop rock sound akin to Coldplay” – THE TELEGRAPH

Banners has been an artist to watch for some time now” – ROLLING STONE INDIA – “HITS OF TOMORROW”

BANNERS continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.” – CELEBMIX

British music’s secret Superstars” (featuring BANNERS)THE TELEGRAPH

You really can’t beat a ballad done properly and Perfectly Broken by BANNERS certainly knows what it’s doing.”  – SONGWRITING MAGAZINE

After what has already been an extremely prolific year for him, turning out his latest EP ‘I Wish I Was Flawless, I’m Not’ before returning with the highly-praised singles ‘Have You Ever Loved Someone’, ‘Name In Lights’, ‘Tell You I Love You’, ‘C’est La Vie’ and ‘Anywhere For You’ in the months since, award-winning Liverpudlian artist Michael Nelson aka BANNERS now caps off his 2023 with the euphoric new offering ‘The Best View In Liverpool‘.

Venturing towards more of that anthemic aesthetic he has been dabbling with since he first emerged, ‘The Best View In Liverpool‘ sees out the year as one of his most wondrous and progressive outings to date. With its broad and immersive textures, soaring atmosphere, alongside his own compelling vocal performance at the helm, he continues to dazzle across this exuberant homage to his hometown.

Speaking about the new release, he said, “I live in a place that has loads of beautiful bits. Some of the beauty is the stuff you put on postcards and is recognisable all over the world. Some of it is the type of beauty that you’d only see if you were born here. But there’s nothing more beautiful than being with people you love. So the best view is wherever they are.”

Liverpool based award-winning singer-songwriter Michael Nelson, aka BANNERS, was seven when he started his “musical apprenticeship.” He sang every day after school in one of the UK’s most well-known cathedrals but it was a chance trip with his producer father Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Gomez, Badly Drawn Boy) to a studio in Toronto that proved life-changing for the musician. Shortly after, a demo CD he made found its way to Grammy-nominated producer Stephen Kozmeniuk.

His first single shot straight to number one on the alternative radio charts in Canada, garnering 10 million Spotify streams overnight and an invite to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! BANNERS quickly became a household name in North America and Canada, with a viral TikTok moment for his song Someone To You earning over 1.5 billion streams. The song went Platinum and Gold in multiple countries and led to an appearance on American Idol. With his most recent EP, I Wish I Was Flawless, I’m Not, Michael says he’s drawn on his own personal experience of the last few years. Many of the songs focus on the things that matter the most when times are tough – like close friends, family and love.


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