Manchester-based singer, songwriter and producer Nancy Elizabeth first sprung up during the last great folk revival around seven years ago, armed with a glut of beautifully poetic songs and heart-wrenching vocal harmonies. Her evocative songwriting and virtuoso vocal timbre has been captured across three celebrated albums for The Leaf Label, the latest of which, Dancing, was released this May. The album saw Nancy combine an array of acoustic instruments with electronic computer-based production for the first time.
The songs of Golden Suits are oddly familiar. It’s something to do with the way he threads classic pop with bare-all folk yarns and rustic beats. Then the penny drops: Golden Suits, aka Fred Nicolaus, is one half of Department of Eagles alongside Daniel Rossen. We spend 30 seconds with Fred - a self-confessed 'less-attractive alternative to Mumford & Sons' - to find out why he used to be addicted to sampling Salman Rushdie.
Following last year’s success in modernising copyright laws for the digital age, the government has made clear it has no plans to implement the Copyright Directive in light of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU …
Culture Minister Nigel Adams has revealed Government plans for a new music strategy to ensure the UK’s music industry remains ‘the envy of the world,’ while pledging to support the UK’s ‘brilliant creators.’