the Stian Summer project

the Stian Summer project – She Told She Loved Me Not

ARTIST: the Stian Summer project
TRACK: She Told She Loved Me Not
LABEL: BritishPopSongs UK
WWW: http://www.britishpopsongs.co.uk
DISTRIBUTION: iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital outlets
Release Date: November 2012
Label Contact: Ian Nilsen, Britishpopsongs. britishpopsongs@gmail.com

A fresh catchy 80’s style British Indie Pop track that got bits of the CURE and Sex Pistols hanging in there.

the Stian Summer project is an English Power-Pop project hitting the ground this summer. Its music for grown-ups who dont really want to grow up… at least not just yet!

As much as we all like records that grow on you and that you can listen to forever, it is great sometimes to listen to a song that is just full-on from start to finish….and that is really what Stian Summer is about.

She Told She Loved Me Not is the first single and promotes a very British sound that is a combination of a whole lot of things coming out of London. Its both pop and punk at the same time, and sounds somehow both old and new.

With Stian, you’ll find glamour, although its also pretty deep with thoughts.

the Stian Summer project – Brand New Day

Wannabe virtual indie poster Stian Summer aka Ian Nilsen from hip label BritishPopSongs UK, is out and about in 2014, so better be warned. Still, who is this grown-up that refuses to grow up gracefully. Let’s try to find out….

March 2014.

So Ian, why Stian Summer?

Stian is the grown up person in me that does not want to grow up yet, and that just want to play pop music and not care about the more grown up issues one have.
Its fun and capricious, however still pretty deep in thoughts.

isn’t Stian Summer some 20-year-old?
yes or no, he’s in his twenties still, probably late 20′s early 30′s, but have experienced much more in life. You can’t run away from things that has happened to you , but you can choose to highlight certain sides of yourself at certain times.
and any men tend to stop growing up from 25 onwards, and that’s for the good and the bad.

Who do think will like the music?
Now Stian Summer is not some sort of a marketing ploy or something, he is an artist/singer that simply does his own thing. In the end it is his songs that should catch on, not some concept. The sound is pop/punk, pretty british, bit of Cure, but with many other references put into it.

Name 3 acts that has inspired Stian Summer.
i would like to think Bowie, Roxy Music and the Cure, but there could be many. mainly British 70′s and 80′s.

the Stian Summer project – You Got the Eyes Of A Tiger

ARTIST: the Stian Summer project
LABEL: BritishPopSongs UK
WWW: http://www.britishpopsongs.co.uk
DISTRIBUTION: iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital outlets
Release Date: September 2012
Label Contact: Ian Nilsen, Britishpopsongs. britishpopsongs@gmail.com

TSSP once mentioned that he feels flattered everytime somebody tell him that he is mad as a hatter. Fans can download this crazy remix and decide if they would like to flatter him any further.

Eyes OF A Tiger is no rip-off despite the title. It’s a typic TSSP take on a rocky tune not for the dancefloor shy boys. There are bits of Bowie ofcourse like most of the time, but he is somehow on fast track to become among the new favorite Brit mixers that are set to reclaim some of the greatest periods in British music.

By the look of it the single is set to go massive on the airwaves this summer/autumn supported by a fair amount of PR campaigns.

Stian Summer – She Told She Loved Me Not (Remixed) – Press Release


ARTIST: Stian Summer
TRACK: She Told She Loved Me Not (REMIX)
RELEASE DATE: December 2015
LABEL: BritishPopSongs

When all comes to all, runaway artist Stian Summer and BritishPopSongs label manager, CEO, founder, songwriter, producer Ian Nilsen, is basicly the one and the same person.

EARLY BIRDS – FREE DOWNLOAD:

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The list of tasks that Ian undertakes both within the BritishPopSongs framework and BeatHouse International is in the end too long to mention here. yet is “Stian Summer” not some sort of a marketing ploy or something, he is actually an artist/singer albeit virtual, that simply does his own thing. In the end it is his songs that should catch on, not some concept.
The sound is pop/punk, pretty british, bit of Cure, but with many other references put into it.

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as Ian puts it himself:

“Stian is the grown up person in me that does not want to grow up yet, and that just want to play pop music and not care about the more grown up issues one have.

Its fun and capricious, however still pretty deep in thoughts.
He’s in his twenties still, probably late 20′s early 30′s, but have experienced much more in life. You can’t run away from things that has happened to you , but you can choose to highlight certain sides of yourself at certain times.

and any men tend to stop growing up from 25 onwards, and that’s for the good and the bad.”

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Ian have been at the party circuit for years and have had so much fun and have met so many interesting people, people that he would never have met, had he had been living the sensible life.

“There are so many people out there giving advice on how to have the perfect life and live long…. that it gets a bit confusing and tiring to say at least.
They just tend to forget that when you smile at life, it smiles back at you again”

ABOUT Stian Summer:

Once in a while a new artist emerge that is on to something rather different and eat your heart out if Ian Nilsen alter-ego Stian Summer will not surface on the headlines sometimes soon and that for all the right reasons. 

As is often a case with someone that has something strong on his mind and that possess a real desire to do things for the better, he is probably bound to succeed in his quest. 

With musical inspirations taken from his childhood heroes such as David Bowie and many of the great British acts from the 70′ to the 90’s he is together with his label BritishPopSongs on a real mission. A mission that includes travelling the globe in cyberspace all for the good of music.
December 2015 sees the release of long waited remix of She Told She Loved Me Not a song that are nothing less than brilliantly catchy and very easy on the ear. 

Press Release – the Stian Summer project – She Told She Loved Him Not

ARTIST: the Stian Summer project
TRACK: She Told She Loved Me Not
LABEL: BritishPopSongs UK
WWW: www.britishpopsongs.co.uk
DISTRIBUTION: iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital outlets
Release Date: 1’th of November 2013
Label Contact: Ian Nilsen, Britishpopsongs. britishpopsongs@gmail.com
LabelCode: 30036
ISRC: tba

British/Scandinavian “the Stian Summer project” is on a mission, he’s someone that is not afraid of walking alone in the scary pop landscape of 2013, and why should he be? he is writing unquestionably catchy songs and ventures behind the well-trodden path of run of the mill pop songwriting. It is someone who is not afraid of being POP, someone who dreams his own reality and does things just as it pleases him.

Stian Summer is largely virtual, but not completely. It’s a product of producer Ian Nilsen from hip British/Scandinavian record label BritishPopSongs, a plaything created by a producer that is fascinated by the modern business of music and makes craggy work of it.

the Stian Summer project is to be seen as someone that ultimately pursues the tradition of being a mysterious popster, effectively a virtual popstar of 2013.

with She Told She Loved Me Not he debuts with a glamorous piece of dance pop, a mix between the good and the great of the 80’s and 90’s  pop produced in 2013. It’s pop destined for mainstream radio for sure, but covered in a  wealth of emotions, happiness, frustrations, impatience and so on.  He is a young at heart happy go lucky yet frustrated species on the musical radar, someone eager and willing to voice his opinion and share his creativity and vision with the world.

She Told She Loved Me Not  starts:

“It’s getting late, let’s love not hate”

and that is in many ways  probably much the best way to describe what this is all about.

There are plenty more to come, both in original versions and as more electronic remixes from his label nemesis TSSP.

She Told She Loved Me Not is out November 1’st on BritishPopSongs. 

Official album debut from Stian Summer

For those familiar with Scandinavian popster Stian Summer, then this his first commercially available album through the BritishPopSongs imprint is probably sounding bolder, braver and bit than anything he has ever done before. It’s a brave move and in the end it’s a real serious attempt at an album of essentially frustrating radio friendly love songs. 

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The credits on this the Stian Summer’s official debut say much about what is essential a solo project. Written, produced ,perfomed by Ian Nilsen, himself founder of online label BritishPopSongs – there are few persons that would even attempt to take on this much, and fewer who would actually go all the way without having involved anyone else in the process.

In the end it’s actually a very coherent package indeed, curiously nothing really sticks out like a sore thumb. Dos he bother about being a second generation 70’s or 80’s retro kind of thing? no not really, looks like he’s just on to his own thing. If this is going to be the one and only album he is going to make, he for sure draws up a final frontier.

The title track She Told She Loved Me Not  is ecstatic retro pop and eventually one of the better song written by him, with Ian singing. “It’s getting late, let’s love not hate”, If this album really catches on a bigger scale, it will be interesting to se what’s going to follow this.

In the ’80’s, Ian was a very young man and the music of the day was vibrant and very innovative, he once met Phil Lynnot in a small bar in Copenhagen and Phil addressed and congratulated him on his Top Of The Pops performance a few weeks earlier. Little did the legendary Thin Lizzy frontman know that Ian would have no idea what he was on about, but now decades on, Ian will still ponder what would make him say such a thing.

Like those who have worked with Ian, either as fellow musician, producer, songwriter, label manager or simply music business man about town, will always mention what a workhorse he is, and how he simply don’t take no for an answer. There is something smart and clever about the way he operates, but there is also a lot of misunderstanding regarding all the different roles he undertakes, but as he sais: “It’s way easier to get myself talked into doing things, and yep, I’m way cheaper”.

Now is the time to introduce Stian Summer to the world and successful or not, it looks certain that he will have a real go at it.

Press Release: Lucy By the Stian Summer project

TRACK: Lucy
ARTIST: the Stian Summer project
LABEL: BritishPopSongs
WWW: http://www.stiansummer.com
Release date: 1 October 2010

Stian Summer is an English Power-Pop project just about to hit the ground. It’s music for grown-ups who don’t really want to grow up… at least not just yet!

“As much as we all like records that grow on you and that you can listen to forever, it is great sometimes to listen to a song that is just full-on from start to finish…. and that is really what Stian Summer is about.

Silly Thing is the first single and promotes a very British sound that is a combination of a whole lot of things coming out of London. It’s both pop and punk at the same time, and sounds somehow both old and new.

With Stian, you’ll find glamour, although it’s also pretty deep with thoughts.

So if you like Bowie and a mix between pop/punk and new wave then this one might be for you.

You can find much more on http://www.britishpopsongs.co.uk/stiansummer or on http://www.stiansummer.com

If you are from media and radio you can download the song from here:
http://www.britishpopsongs.co.uk/login.asp

Pilot Video here.