Dutch soul/funk outfit TRISTAN won lots of friends with their ‘2nd Phase’ album (see our reviews pages). Fan numbers increased via the band’s UK tours earlier this year and to satisfy demand they’re back here at the end of November as part of JM’s MUSIC CONNEX tour.

Currently working on a new album for March release, TRISTAN have just released a new single to tie in with the upcoming tour. The tune is called ‘A Better Me’ and it’s a live recording from an Amsterdam concert with vocals handled by Carol Riddick, the song’s writer. It’s a searing ballad with minimal backing and Carol’s performance is a real tour de force. The cut proves that soul-wise, Tristan are the very best the Netherlands has to offer.

The single is available via the usual download portals.