Dan Croll is a Liverpudlian songsmith who has appeared out of nowhere with an arsenal of killer pop songs and a unique style that’s getting tongues wagging and radio stations buzzing. This weekend marked his first ever appearance at The Great Escape festival, where his flamboyant live act went down a storm. His playful sound weaves in vibrant electronic flourishes with psychedelic guitars and genuine pop hooks….
Featured artistposted May 13, 2013 / No Comments
Sid Batham is a 22 year old singer songwriter who emerged out of nowhere at the start of 2013 armed with a handful of assured killer pop songs. His soulful voice and assured way with a tune is best heard on his debut Reputation EP while his debut LP is already in the can and expected to drop later this year. Check him out performing live at this year’s Great Escape Festival…
Featured artistposted May 6, 2013 / No Comments
It’s instantly obvious that Surrey trio Vondelpark have poured time and patience into their desolate soundscapes and haunting take on R&B, placing them at the top of the pack when it comes to the glut of post dubstep acts breaking through this year. Their meticulous debut album Seabed draws on influences as diverse as Arthur Russell, 50 Cent and Whitney Houston.
Featured artistposted April 29, 2013 / No Comments
Mark Hole is a singer songwriter whose quirky, individual songs straddle the line between Ben Folds Five and Rufus Wainwright. He’s already performed as support to the likes of Tori Amos while self-releasing two albums F-Sharp and last year’s Always Follow Your Heart on his musical voyage thus far. And if this wasn’t enough Kevin Spacey has already confirmed himself to be a fan. Find out what the fuss is all about…
Featured artistposted April 22, 2013 / No Comments
Kent five piece Story Books are the very definition of ‘hotly tipped’ after making a splash at this year’s SXSW after a PRS for Music Foundation funded trip. These indie rockers have their new Too Much a Hunter EP out on 29 April and a support slot with the Rolling Stones lined up for the summer. M finds out more…
Featured artistposted April 15, 2013 / No Comments
TROPICS is a one man outfit responsible for a string of lush releases and statement remixes that have prickled the ears of tastemakers both sides of the Atlantic. His sound incorporates vintage synths, Rhodes keyboards, guitars, real drums – whatever the 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist can lay his hands on…
Featured artistposted April 8, 2013 / No Comments
Welsh singer songwriter A Girl Called Ruth made the move from Conwy to London on the strength of her exquisite songs. Her first two singles, You I See and Stuck On You, have seen her music compared to the pop styles of Ellie Goulding or Cate Le Bon. Hear more about her and her songs here…
Featured artistposted April 2, 2013 / No Comments
The May Birds are a four piece, all girl folk rock quartet who have achieved much with a DIY work-ethic and winning way with a song. They earnt much praise for their debut Inside Out. M hears more on the group as they prep their forthcoming release…
Featured artistposted March 25, 2013 / No Comments
Although barely a year old, The Bluebottle Veins have kicked up quite a ruckus already, inviting attention from record label A&Rs and rock bloggers alike. The four-piece deliver a visceral mix of bluesy rock n’ roll and are building up a reputation for incendiary live performances.
Featured artistposted March 18, 2013 / No Comments
South Londoner Tanika is a singer-songwriter dealing in streetwise and sassy pop. She’s been entertaining family and friends since she was eight; catch her next well-practiced performance at the Almost Famous showcase in London on 27 March!