Ex Touchstone singer Seviour reveals album plans

Ex Touchstone singer Kim Seviour has signed a deal with John Mitchell and Chris Hillman’s White Star Records for future releases.

Touchstone announced in March last year that she’d leave the band after the vocalist revealed her fight with ME made it impossible for her to “commit in the way it truly deserves.”

She played her final shows with the band late last year in London and Leamington Spa.

Seviour has worked with Frost* and Lonely Robot man Mitchell previously, and he’ll produce and co-write her upcoming album at his Outhouse Recording Studio.

Seviour says: “It was a really difficult decision to leave Touchstone and I had no idea what I was going to do next. I’ve known John for a number of years and when he and Chris asked me if I wanted to record an album for their new label with John producing, there was no way I was going to turn that down.

“We really wanted to have a good time with this album, so we’re taking time to write it in a fun and relaxed way. We already have a couple of tracks written.”

Next month, Seviour will release the track Fantasise To Realise – a song written by Astralasia’s Swordfish that Mitchell and Hillman had been working on. It’ll be launched as a standalone single and won’t feature on her album.

Mitchell adds: “I think Kim has a great voice. She also has some really creative ideas about how the music should sound and we are already coming up with some really good material.”

A release date for Fantasise To Realise and further album details will be issued in due course.

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