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Inside BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing lynchpin Kieran Yeates explains how the platform is evolving & reveals his top tips for getting noticed

30 seconds interview: Boy Jumps Ship

Boy Jumps Ship are a band of working class lads bringing a refreshingly new take on the anthemic alt-rock blueprint. We spend 30 seconds with them to learn about the origins of their sound…

30 Seconds interview: Trwbador

Trwbador have wowed the Welsh pop world with their delicate combination of sixties folk and modern electronic sounds. Following their success at festivals such as Green Man, the pair have drawn an abundance of interest in their self-titled debut album, released in April this year. It’s been warmly received by the likes of Lauren Laverne and Huw Stephens and gained them a nomination for the annual Welsh Music Prize. We dive into Trwbador’s minds to uncover the inspiration behind their music…

30 Seconds interview: Joel Baker

Singer songwriter Joel Baker has moved down to London to try and make it. On the evidence of his Long Sleeves EP, and particularly Further Than Feelings, he should be more than capable of leaving his day job at parliament behind and concentrating on honing his exquisite songwriting skills. The likes of John Kennedy and Huw Stephens are backing Joel to the hilt and on the evidence of his debut release, it’s no surprise…

Vic Galloway on SXSW

Today there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your music internationally. A myriad of different events such as The Great Escape, Popkomm, Womex, Transmusicales, Eurosonic, GoNorth and CMJ bring A&R, live agents, promoters, bloggers, broadcasters and journalists together in one place, to feast their eyes and ears on the finest new music on the planet. There is however a behemoth that straddles the globe and eclipses them all – South by South West (SXSW).