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No Solid Ground EP release »

In the lead-up to the official No Solid Ground EP release date on January 31st, the Liberate Your Love music video is featured on AOL Music as music video of the day.

The Daily News (PA) says in its review of the EP: “Spire has what it takes to be a star”, and calls Simon “a rising star with an extraordinary talent for forthright and introspective songcraft…a songwriter that just might be a household name this time next year.” View recent No Solid Ground press here: The Daily News; Relate Magazine;; Write. Click. Cook. Listen.

Click here to view and purchase the EP on iTunes.

First Prize songwriting win; No Solid Ground EP available online. »

Simon wins First Prize in the Rock/Alternative category for the 2011 USA Songwriting Competition with his song A Four-Letter Word. The full song will be available with the worldwide release of the album Four-Letter Words in 2012. For now, check out a sneak preview of the song (edited and shortened) in this behind-the-scenes video.

The No Solid Ground EP becomes available on iTunes today, featuring four tracks from the upcoming full-length album, as well as a brand new remix of Knocking on an Open Door. View the EP on iTunes by clicking here. The official EP release is scheduled for January 31st, 2012.

“Liberate Your Love” video premiere »

The Liberate Your Love music video officially premieres in the U.S. on PopMatters. Buy it here or receive a free download by signing up to the mailing list.

Stay tuned for the upcoming November release of the Four-Letter Words EP, including a brand new remixed track! Full album release coming in 2012.

In other recent Liberate Your Love press, Critiqulous writes: I have a feeling that Simon Spire will be part of the end of the year discussion for 2012, as well as this song claiming a spot among one of my favorites for this year.

“Liberate Your Love” Worldwide Release »

Liberate Your Love is released today in the United States and worldwide! Buy it here or receive a free download by signing up to the mailing list. As East Coast shows continue, the official U.S. release of Four-Letter Words is scheduled for summer 2012, with an advance EP scheduled for release in December 2011!

East Coast shows begin »

Simon’s begins an East Coast tour on August 5th. Check the tour page for shows in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Maine, New Haven and New Jersey. In New Zealand, new single Today begins airing on radio.

Read M2 Magazine’s recent review of Four-Letter Words by following this link.

Four-Letter Words news »

Four-Letter Words debuts at #6 on the New Zealand independent album sales charts, and #37 for overall album sales in New Zealand. And an acoustic version of No Solid Ground (before the recording of FLW was complete) featured as a finalist in the 2010 USA Songwriting Competition, making it Simon’s third song to reach the finals. Also, hear Liberate Your Love in Hollister clothing stores around the world throughout spring and summer!

View Simon’s NZ Herald/Canvas front-page appearance for the album release here:

Canvas Simon Spire cover

Four-Letter Words released in NZ! »

Simon’s second album, Four-Letter Words, is released in New Zealand today. The CD is available in all good music stores, and is available for download on iTunes NZ, Digirama and Amplifier (coming to iTunes worldwide very soon!).

Additionally, second single A Four-Letter Word has begun airing on the Classic Hits network throughout NZ. Catch Simon’s TV appearances this week on Wednesday, on both the Good Morning show and Drew & Shannon Live. And, join us on Thursday April 7th for the album release party at Juice Bar in Parnell, Auckland.

Next week, see him on U Live (Wednesday), bFM’s Freak the Sheep (Wednesday) and Juice TV’s NZOWN. Also, see the Liberate Your Love music video on Juice TV’s NZOWN and C4’s Homegrown.

Music Video Released »

The official Liberate Your Love music video has been released! Follow the link to view it, and catch it soon on music TV in New Zealand.

Liberate Your Love continues airing on Classic Hits and other stations in NZ; second single A Four-Letter Word is scheduled for release to coincide with the NZ launch of the new album, Four-Letter Words, on April 4th!

New Zealand album release announced »

Four-Letter Words will be released in New Zealand on April 4th, with a live full-band showcase on April 7th at Juice Bar, Parnell.

Liberate Your Love is currently airing on Classic Hits and around the world in Hollister clothing stores; stay tuned for the soon to be released music video! In the meantime, check out the behind-the-scenes introduction to the song and video by clicking here. And go to the ‘Contact’ page on this website to sign up to the email mailing list and receive a FREE DOWNLOAD of Liberate Your Love.


Liberate Your Love »

Radio play for Liberate Your Love, lead single from upcoming album Four-Letter Words, has begun on the Classic Hits network and other radio outlets throughout New Zealand. Stay tuned for details on both more radio play and the making of the Liberate Your Love music video due to begin this month, as well as updates from the studio as the mixing and mastering of Four-Letter Words concludes this month.

In other news, Simon will be performing at SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, TX this March, and the official New Zealand release date for Four-Letter Words has been set for April.