There’s a storm brewing over this year and in its eye is where you’ll find Trudy and the Romance, concocting a veritable witch’s brew of lovelorn sea shanties and mutant rockabilly pop for all the doo-wop digging rockers who thought these isles would never be hip and happening again.
Hundreds of entries later, we have a winner. Caleb Kunle, a 25-year-old musician from Ireland has triumphed in the Thatchers Haze x NME ‘Emerging Artist Project’.
23 year-old Londoner Freya Ridings released her debut single ‘Blackout’ in May 2017. Produced by Rich Costey, it has flown past 1m Spotify streams. Her latest single, ‘Maps’ (a breathtaking version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs original song) is already proving to do the same as word begins to spread of this young talent.
They say it’s grim up North and one listen of breakthrough singer-songwriter Brooke Bentham’s opening salvo in 2017 might reinforce that sentiment. “It’s funny how small things can wreck away at your life, when you’re not doing anything but living inside,” she sings on the opening track of her debut EP The Room Swayed.
Bloody Knees have returned with ‘Not Done’, the first single from their forthcoming EP Maybe It’s Easy, released 13 October via Distiller.
HAWK are back with another truly majestic release, combining an abrasive edge with celestial vocals and activism at its core. Their forthcoming single ‘Sin’ is out on Veta Records.
Glaswegian two-piece Saint PHNX have just announced a headline tour for September/October.
Having spent his early 20’s fronting London based heavy rock outfit Burning Beard, John Joseph Brill established himself as a mainstay of the West London music scene.
Sometimes waiting for things to change is nothing more than beating your head against a wall. You sit there hoping for something different, but all along you know it’s going to take some actual action on your part. Together Pangea recognize this truism and confront it on their new single, ‘Money On It’.
St Helens indie rock flag-runners Stillia are rising fast. Fresh from announcing their second single ’4am’, they now set their sights on Birmingham as part of their UK Winter Tour.