Cosmo Pyke (that’s his real name) is an 18-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Peckham. Raised on a diet of blues, jazz, hip hop, and neo-soul, he writes warm, lo-fi songs that he describes as “spacey, beautiful, and lazy”.
His songs draw less on other music and more on his everyday experiences growing up in south east London: reading books, going to pubs, playing football, and other simple pleasures in life.
Cosmo Pyke has a lot of strings to his bow. As well as being a singer and multi-instrumentalist, he’s a skateboarder, spray paint artist, and a model — spot him in Frank Ocean’s ‘Nikes’ video. It’s not surprising, then, that he doesn’t have a lot of time for sitting online, as he makes clear in the stoner-friendly acoustic pop of his debut single ‘Social Sites’, a song about an ex-girlfriend and social media’s role in a relationship.
Following a support slot for JAWS in December 2016, be sure not to miss Cosmo Pyke’s headline show at The Sunflower Lounge.
Cosmo Pyke plays The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Wed 1st March 2017. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Social Sites’ below: