Perks release LP record ‘Strong’



The music duo known as Perks have released their LP record album, titled, “Strong.” The album is comprised of 10 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. With an average track length of around two minutes and thirty seconds, “Strong” is a kaleidoscope of musical creativity that moves from song to song like passing sunlight through stained glass windows. Warm, delicately gorgeous and absolutely genuine, “Strong” by Perks is one of the most heartfelt records available today.


Perks is the professional name of spouses Emma and Liam Perks from an unpopulated corner of Scotland. Emma is responsible for their song composition and the lilting, beautifully stylized vocals that form the keystone of their characteristic sound, while Liam polishes their musical arrangements and plays guitar. They cite as main artistic influences such songwriters as JJ Gilmour, Kenny Rogers, and John Denver.


Speaking of the themes their album has in store for listeners, Perks write, “The album deals with all the aspects of life – the joys and sorrows, the trials and the triumphs. Music is a great healer but also a great celebration, and there are songs on this album for both.”


While listening to the record, one gets the impression of catching glimpses of someone’s life, of everyone’s life, a casual stroll through the human condition. This comes partially from Emma Perks’ creative method.


“Whatever mood I am in,” she writes, “there is always a song to go with it. I come from a family who feel the need to burst into song at every opportunity and has a song for every occasion. Music is my therapy, if I ever feel down or stressed, I pick up the guitar and sing until I feel better. My songs reflect how I am feeling at the moment I write them. My children are great inspiration for song writing and are always the first to listen and critique them. Our 8 year old also helps with the lyrics for some of the songs.”


A great deal of landscape is audible in “Strong,” too. No effort has been made to crowd Emma’s vocals nor Liam’s guitar. Vast swaths of hush envelop each strummed chord and each trilled lyric like breezes through tall grass.
“Living in a remote and beautifully rugged area helps a lot with the music,” she writes. “I find the landscape and peacefulness is an amazing catalyst in song writing. The music often comes to me while out walking with the children and dogs.”


Though Perks do not officially consider their music to be genre specific, Emma states that she is “a bit country at heart,” and a definite modern folk sound is prominent in their lyrical mood and tonal timbre. They recently won’s Best New Unsigned Artist competition, and have placed their single, “I Cry for You,” on a CD to raise money for the Inverness-based charity, Highland Hospice.


“Strong” by Perks is available online worldwide.


-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer



The LP “Strong” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download


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