The Great Escape Festival 2018

Thu May 17 2018 - Sat May 19 2018

10:00 AM

Various Venues, Brighton

City Centre Brighton BN1

Ages 18+

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The Great Escape Festival 2018

Thursday 17th-Saturday 19th May 2018

Various venues across Brighton

Ages 18+

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  • The Great Escape Festival

    The Great Escape Festival


  • 23 Unofficial

    23 Unofficial


    Born and raised in Hackney, 23 Unofficial came onto the scene and quickly made his mark. It took him just one year in his musical pursuit to secure a deal with Island Records. Working closely with producer, engineer, manager and friend N2theA, the ‘Ain’t Bothered’ rapper skillfully crafted his sound – resulting in him grabbing the attention of the Universal sub label – with very consistent material.

  • 77:78



    A new project from Aaron Fletcher & Tim Parkin, card carrying members of the musical kaleidoscope that is The Bees, they bowled Heavenly over with their recent white-label seven, ‘Love Said (Let’s Go)’a track Sounds Of The Universe record shop described as a ‘killer infectious soul pop tune’.

    The seven sold out in 48 hours off the back of a building buzz and Heavenly quickly signed the band – “We only popped in for a 45 and ended up signing the group,” said Jeff from the label.

    Aaron from the band added – “ We’ve been big fans of Heavenly ever since hearing Flowered Up’s “Weekender” as young teenagers…a truly cool label, proper music people. When we were looking for a home for the new project and heard that Jeff was a fan it was a no-brainer , the vibe was totally right.”

  • 808ink



  • ADOY


    Electronic Pop

  • Aine Cahill

    Aine Cahill


  • Alex The Astronaut

    Alex The Astronaut

    Alternative Folk

  • Alexander Biggs

    Alexander Biggs


  • Ama Lou

    Ama Lou


  • Amyl and the Sniffers

    Amyl and the Sniffers


  • Aquaserge


    Avant-Garde Rock

  • Anna Burch

    Anna Burch

    Indie Pop

  • Awate



  • Bad Gyal

    Bad Gyal


  • Bad Sounds

    Bad Sounds


    Bad Sounds – the band formed by Wiltshire-based brothers Ewan and Callum Merrett – release their debut album ‘Get Better’ on 17th August on Insanity Records. This sonic self-help manual exploring death, anxiety, friendship and more is a guide to not just getting through life, but living it to the max.

    The brothers started on different musical paths before the band was born, Ewan was keen on making hip-hop beats and playing with samples, Callum was more engrossed in the soul, pop and R’n’B of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Curtis mayfield. Combining Ewan and Callum’s differing styles, they come together create the colorful and unique world that is Bad Sounds.

    “A group that stands above the rest… carving out their very own space in the often-saturated music industry.”

    “Zippy pop bang with a gently psychedelic side”
    The Guardian

    "Bad Sounds are one of the most exciting new groups in the country; a band whose myriad fresh sounds are matched by a stunning, creative, highly imaginative live show."

    “Blending the bombastic nature of A Tribe Called Quest’s early material and the wicked storytelling of Jamie T”

  • Bakar



  • Basement Revolver

    Basement Revolver

    Indie Rock

  • Benny Mails

    Benny Mails


  • Big Tobz

    Big Tobz


  • Billy Carter

    Billy Carter


  • Billy Lockett

    Billy Lockett


    Everything was looking up for Billy Lockett’s burgeoning career as a singer-songwriter. He’d dreamed of forging a life in music since childhood, when his father’s unconventional home stereo system would boom out classic records from Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens to every single room in the Northampton townhouse in which he was raised.

    By March 2014, Lockett was truly making a name for himself with support tours with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Birdy and KT Tunstall which, in turn, saw his headline shows grow in scale across Europe. His schedule was hectic to the point where he hadn’t realised how drastically his father’s cancer had advanced. Fortunately being near home for a gig in Milton Keynes granted the pair a day to bond over songs, drinks and conversation.

    But as Lockett recalls solemnly, “As soon as I left the house for the gig, I got a call to say that he’d gone.”

    In keeping with his father’s wishes, Lockett completed the tour and then retreated into the basement of his childhood home. It was a setting that would only amplify the already indescribable sense of grief, given that each room was packed – not only with his artist father’s 600 unsold paintings, but also with countless other items that had been hoarded over the years.

    For almost every day over a two-year period, Lockett would sit in the basement writing songs with only his piano and his producer friend Phil Clark for company.

    “For the first three months, I was thinking I need to write a song about my Dad, and I kept trying and trying but it just wasn’t happening. So I gave up and just started writing what came naturally.” By the time he came to the end of the process, both Lockett and Clark discovered something unexpected. “When we looked back at the songs, we both realised that all of these songs were subliminally or accidentally about him. They’re love songs, but they’re all about missing someone.”

    Soon enough, Lockett was writing about “moving on and starting again” while also going through the cathartic process of getting the house back in order. That reinvention extended to his music too. He deleted all of the tracks he had online, moved his focus from guitar to his father’s preference for the piano, and concentrated on developing his previously undiscovered falsetto. It’s a sound which uses the pure songcraft of Oh Wonder, Coldplay’s strident anthems and the economical style of Ludovico Einaudi as touchpoints.

    His father’s influence even impacted upon a comparatively laidback new approach for his live show, which was debuted with a nerve-wracking yet ultimately spine-tingling sold-out headline show at St. Pancras Old Church.

    “When I was young, I thought that a good gig was being an entertainer and everyone would be dancing and having a good time,” he recalls. “But my Dad always taught me, ‘You’ve got to make them laugh and make them cry.’ I think when you’re pouring your heart out, as long as you mean what you say, it doesn’t matter if it’s fast or slow. If people are engaged, that’s why they’ll buy a ticket and come back.”

    Such engagement requires songs that move, astound and inspire in equal measure, and they’re something that Lockett has in abundance. And nowhere is that more striking than in his upcoming single ‘More’ in which Lockett ruminates on loss, longing and regret with a voice that can convey a spectrum of sensitive emotions.

    “It explores the idea that words can’t really explain how much you miss someone,” he says of a song which relates a personal story to a universal experience. “Deep down it’s much more than just ‘I miss you’ or ‘I need you’. It’s a shame that all we have is words that can’t do justice for just how much that means.”

    BBC Introducing are backing Lockett for big things, especially Huw Stephens who recently championed him as a Tip of the Week. Further support  has also included Tom Robinson at 6 Music and the crowd-pulling rock ‘n’ roll club night This Feeling where Lockett laughs, “I’m like their token piano guy.” To maintain such upwards momentum, the blend of Lockett’s revealing songwriting with Clark’s intimate production has now been boosted with mixing courtesy of Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys).

    Despite the trials and tribulations of his story, the Billy Lockett that we see today is a young musician with a personality that contrasts the sombre tone of his music. On first impressions, his towering afro and eccentric sartorial choices make him a magnetic personality, while his animated and undeniable enthusiasm for his work is perfectly complemented by a cheeky, ever-present glint in his eyes. Three years on from where we first took up the story, Billy Lockett has battled tragedy and radically evolved his style. There’s no changing the past, but it informs a future rich with potential for the young musician.

  • Blessed





    Indie Pop

    West-London born and raised, BLOXX are already showing all the right signs of becoming on the UK’s most exciting new prospects. They’ve already been picked out by Radio 1 (Mistajam / Phil Taggart / Huw Stephens) and had nearly a quarter of a million streams on ‘Your Boyfriend’ on Spotify. BLOXX follow in the footsteps of MØ, Sundara Karma, Skott and Wolf Alice in releasing their debut single through the London-based Chess Club Records. If things carry on this way, it looks like little will be able to stop BLOXX’s ascension – stay tuned.

  • Blueprint Blue

    Blueprint Blue

    Indie Rock

  • Bobii Lewis

    Bobii Lewis


    Bobii Lewis grew up in Tottenham, North London and as a kid was hypnotised by the reggae and motown records his parents would be play. He ended up in his school choir as a way of keeping an easily distracted young boy out of trouble, until one day his music teacher decided to make him do a vocal solo. As the choir ebbed and flowed, Bobii took the lead and everyone was shocked by his talent. Now working on his highly anticipated debut album, it promises to masterfully fuse his influences of R&B, hip-hop and reggae with some high-level collaborations also in store.

  • Bodega


    Alternative Rock

  • Boniface


    Electronic Pop

    New pop stars are spawned every day; focus-grouped and conveyor-belted into being; dreamed up by music industry Svengalis and unleashed on the charts. Boniface offer something different, something rare and bright and fine: a new pop talent that has found its way alone, undiluted, electrifying, boundless in its ambition.




  • Bossy Love

    Bossy Love

    Electronic Pop

    Glasgow based enigmatic duo, singer-come-mechanical scientist Amandah Wilkinson (formally Operator Please) and ex Dananananaykroyd drummer/ BBQ restaurateur John Baillie Jnr, Bossy Love aren’t your typical RnB/Pop pair.

    Lauded by critics as ‘one to watch’ after they self released tracks ‘Sweat It Out,’ and ‘Body’ last year, both quickly earned the band a dedicated following.

    The powerful debut single that followed, ‘Want Some’ released on Nightwave’s tastemaker label Heka Trax this March treated listeners ears to their next dose of ‘tropical R&B’ meets hard hip hop beats, with remixes from the label boss herself and Big Dope P (Ninja Tune / LuckyMe). Securing plays across BBC Radio 1Xtra, Beats 1, Kiss FM as well as a whole lot of love from the blogosphere; Dummy, Fader, Clash, Earmilk, GOLDFLAKEPAINT and more all boarding the Bossy train.

    Live Bossy Love are a force to be reckoned with. Experienced touring artists they come without trepidation ready to convert the new and excite the faithful. Creamy sounds, samples and lyrics delivered with a zero-fucks magnetic punk attitude, “It’s a brave band that allows Bossy Love to open for them. Pure heat from the very first bar, the Glaswegian trio transform a sparse, early doors crowd into a fully fledged front row dance party.” - The Skinny

  • Boy Azooga

    Boy Azooga


    Boy Azooga’s debut album, 1, 2 Kung Fu, is piloted by Davey Newington, a young man with much musical heritage. One of his granddads was a jazzer who played drums for the Royal Marines. Davey’s dad (violin) and his mum (clarinet) both played, and met, in the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales. Davey himself also enjoyed orchestral engagement, playing in various Welsh Orchestra’s and Jazz bands as a teenager.

    Davey took up the drums at the age of six. More recently, and operating as one Bongo Fury, he became the rhythmic pulse for Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, sat behind the kit as Charlotte plied joyous pop hedonism to Glastonbury and beyond. This would have been enough for some, but now Davey returns as Boy Azooga. The oldest song on the debut album is Hangover Square, titled after Patrick Hamilton’s celebrated and blackly compelling 1941 novel of the same name. The book was given to Davey by his dad as Davey left home at the age of 18. He was so taken with the novel that he almost immediately turned the book’s narrative into a song. Now, completing a circle, Newington senior plays strings on the Boy Azooga album. Davey plays everything else.

    Davey’s vocals and arrangements carry the tunefulness of The Super Furry Animals. But the palette extends far beyond singer-songwriterly poignancy. Davey recruited friends Daf Davies, Dylan Morgan and Sam Barnes to form the Boy Azooga live quartet, an ensemble that swings smoothly from filmic instrumentals to a churning, rave-tinged rock that hints at both Can and their progeny in Happy Mondays.

  • Brass Rave Unit

    Brass Rave Unit


  • Broadstrokes



    Broadstrokes is a south-London jazz musician, organist and producer. His music is direct and personal, improvisational, and groove-driven. As an alumnus of Gilles Peterson's Future Bubblers programme for unsigned left-field artists, and with a new band and live show behind him, Broadstrokes is currently one to watch.

  • Canshaker Pi

    Canshaker Pi

    Garage Punk

    Indeed, a Canshaker Pi show can be described as one big kamikaze run. The Amsterdam-based quartet’s inflammable brand of indie rock is a gleeful but high-stakes affair. The first thing you notice about Canshaker Pi is how they relish in puerile dicking about, albeit never for the sake of just ‘dicking about’.

    Beneath their fidgety, high-strung stage antics simmers a piercing intensity, one that perhaps comes with a creeping awareness that the days of being young, wild and free will eventually pass. Canshaker Pi frantically capitalize on their youthful zest with a relentless now-or-never stride.

    Starting off as a high school band right across from the legendary venue Paradiso in Amsterdam, Canshaker Pi claimed the throne to Holland’s most acclaimed live-band. In 2016 they released their untitled debut album, produced by Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus. Making their mark with their debut, the band played every major festival in The Netherlands (Le Guess Who, Eurosonic, Best Kept Secret and Lowlands) and toured Europe alongside Spiral Stairs (of Pavements Scott Kannberg).

    On January 1st BBC Radio1-host Huw Stephens tipped Canshaker Pi as one of the best new bands to look out for in 2018.

    “Canshaker Pi will blow the world away with their sound. They are loud, young and not too snotty. They play guitar rock. They don’t sound like anything in the Portland Oregon high school system I can tell u that  — confident, frustrated tunes beyond their years. Get in the way of these lads and sparks will fly for sure.”Stephen Malkmus

  • Charlie and The Lesbians

    Charlie and The Lesbians


  • Chase Atlantic

    Chase Atlantic

    Pop Rock

  • City Calm Down

    City Calm Down

    Indie Rock





    When the light hits the rusting disco ball and green laser hearts float through the smoke-filled club air, CRIMER’s distinct style of dancing begins to hypnotise and entrance. With his warm, unforgettable voice, he casts a spell on audiences, entraps them with his relentless beats, and carries them away with a captivating refrain. CRIMER has an undeniable fable for the sound of decades past. With Cure-like guitars and a centre parting taken straight out of the boyband handbook, his melancholy-tinged songs manage to distil several decades of music into one sound.

  • Crooked Teeth

    Crooked Teeth

    Noise Pop

    CROOKED TEETH are a three-person synth propelled noise pop band hailing from East London. The last three years have involved numerous gigs and seen their sound evolve, with analogue electronics and distorted guitars driving what could almost be described as pop music. The group have already received radio play from Amazing Radio and featured in CLASH and Louder Than War amongst others.

    “Right from the gorgeous opening electronica throb, you know you are in for something very special hereCountry of Origin: UK” Louder Than War

  • D.A.N.


    Electronic Pop

    D.A.N. were formed in the summer of 2014 in Tokyo. Their unique and thoroughly modern sound, sitting somewhere between the minimal alt-pop of The xx and the live dance music dynamic of Caribou has won them fans throughout their home country, and an offer to appear at the prestigious Fuji Rock Festival in 2016 has been swiftly followed by the band opening for international artists including James Blake and The xx in Japan. Late 2017 took the band to London, where they spent some time recording with Floating Points at his personal studio, appeared on Giles Peterson’s Worldwide Radio and performed at the legendary Hackney hipster haunt The Shacklewell Arms. With influences ranging from underground house and techno through to psychedelic and African music, the three piece are equally at home in the club as they are on a festival stage, and are being widely touted as the most exciting prospect to emerge from the Tokyo scene in many years.

  • Dan Stock

    Dan Stock

    Indie Rock

  • Delaney Davidson

    Delaney Davidson

    Alternative Country

  • Daysormay




    If you had the unicorn opportunity to see daysormay perform when they started back six years ago, you would have known even then that they weren’t just fooling around.  Now 18 and 19 years old, the alternative five-piece band from Vernon, BC continues to amaze with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three-minute rock standards, they continue to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with a relentless energy of a band on the verge.

  • Declan Welsh & The Decadent West

    Declan Welsh & The Decadent West


    The only band to play T In The Park, Palestine and London Fashion Week in the same summer. Outspoken. very political and angry, this group are what can be said to be punk in 2018. Donald Trump and Theresa May watch out! The Revolution will be well dressed and speaking in Glaswegian.

  • Denzel Himself

    Denzel Himself


  • Dermot Kennedy

    Dermot Kennedy


  • Devarrow


    Folk Rock

  • Dizzy


    Dream Pop

  • dj. flugvel og geimskip

    dj. flugvel og geimskip


  • Dream State

    Dream State


    Hailing from the fertile rock breeding ground of South Wales, Dream State have been turning heads all over the UK and

    beyond ever since the release of breakthrough single White Lies in March 2017. With play counts fast approaching 10m,

    the track catapulted the band into the feeds of young fans worldwide; its follow-up In This Hell showed the band had

    more huge tunes in their arsenal.


    After releasing Recovery in May 2018, the band won Best Newcomer at The Kerrang! Awards and toured solidly over the summer playing Slam Dunk, Download, 2000 Trees and supporting Baby Metal. The band have just finished a 4 week European tour supporting The Amity Affliction.

  • Durand Jones & The Indications

    Durand Jones & The Indications


    Bayou-born soul sensation, Durand Jones got his start in the church, after being forced to sing in the choir of his rural hometown Hillaryville, Louisiana because his Grandmother thought he sang too much at home. When his music career took him to Bloomington, Indiana, he was selected to join the legendary Indiana University Soul Revue, and it was through his involvement that he met writer/producer duo Aaron Frazer and Blake Rhein. The three began writing original soul music, recording themselves straight to tape in the basements of Bloomington – and their debut album is now available on our record label, Colemine Records.

  • Dylan Cartlidge

    Dylan Cartlidge

    Alternative Rap

  • Easy Life

    Easy Life

    Indie Rock

  • Ebenezer



  • Elsa Hewitt

    Elsa Hewitt


    Elsa Hewitt has been songwriting since 2003, then venturing solo into electronics and experiments from 2011, following the first forays with bands Prince Harry and Tender. Elsa Hewitt’s artistry is uncompromised, unconventional, unpredictable and sincere. “If there is one thing I am not, I know that it is not pop”.

  • Emily Capell

    Emily Capell


    Emily Capell is a singer/songwriter from North West London with a story or ten to share. Raised on a diet of Johnny Cash, The Clash, The Smiths, Mod culture and the top 40, Emily's approach to song writing is eclectic. Featuring a mixture of blues, indie, pop and punk. Her musical stylings draw from a pool deep and wide and is affectionately described as sounding like the adopted daughter of Jamie T and Billy Bragg, and a distant relative of The Clash and The Libertines.

    Live, Emily performs as a 4 piece with her band. In the past she played across London and beyond, including monthly residencies at Proud Galleries and at the Dublin Castle in Camden Town. Emily has played at Glastonbury, Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Beautiful Days amongst many others.

  • Erol Alkan

    Erol Alkan


  • Esther Joy

    Esther Joy

    Electronic Pop

  • Eves Karydas

    Eves Karydas


    After studio sessions in Brixton everyday for months, writing countless demos, with countless loose ends, ‘There For You’ suddenly clicked. Arriving in London at 20-years-old, having moved from Brisbane on her own, Eves pushed herself into unfamiliar relationships and environments, which brought a remarkable maturity, sense-of-self, and sensuality to her effervescent pop music, while collaborating closely with Claire Gillen (Rihanna, Blood Orange) on the creative direction and alluring visuals.

  • Fanny Andersen

    Fanny Andersen


  • FEET


    Indie Rock

    FEET have had quite the year. Coming out of the traps at a pace with their attention-grabbing YALA Records debut 7″, Petty Thieving, the indie newcomers followed that with another much-praised release, Backseat Driver. Those early taster releases picked up a host of top quality support, including the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Radio X’s John Kennedy, NME, Sunday Times Culture, DIY, Dork & The Line of Best Fit.

    Whilst all juggling their final years at uni in Coventry, the band hit the road for the long hot summer of 2018, travelling the length and breadth of the UK in a tiny hatchback, for a host of key festival appearances (inc Field Day, Truck, Electric Fields, Tramlines and many more), headline shows, and more supports with their old friend Declan McKenna.

    Today, FEET announce their first national headline tour, taking their raucous live show on the road for 12 dates next year that kick off in Portsmouth on 27th February, finishing in Dublin March 15th. These will also be the first live appearances with new drummer Ben (formerly of Dead Pretties).

  • Fine Creatures

    Fine Creatures


    “When we first started, I always said that I wanted to be ‘the dirty Beatles’,” laughs Fine Creatures frontman James Hall. “That’s a good way to describe us.”

     It’s that rough and ready blueprint of pop, grunge and psychedelia where melody meets menace that makes Fine Creatures such a bright shining hope. They make inescapable earworms, but with a nasty bite.

     Formed of three friends studying at university in 2013, the inception of Fine Creatures took place through sharing a student house and a love of ‘60’s pop and ‘90s alt-rock. With the later addition of Malte Henning on guitar, the Brighton four-piece were complete – and things really started to pick up.



    Indie Rock

  • Freak Heat Waves

    Freak Heat Waves


    In the two years since their last release, Freak Heat Waves have continued a perpetual process of transformation. Shedding familiar influences from the heavily excavated histories of post-punk and krautrock, the band has now beamed into uncharted territory with the otherworldly sound of their third album, Beyond XXXL. Beyond XXXL matches the artifice of its alien pop with lyrics describing chameleonic performers sinking into their self-created costumes. Lind introduces this intention on opener “Self Vortex” as he intones “it ain’t an escape / I want a way to transform tonight.” The slowly swirling “Bad Mutation” brings a more cynical view, as he describes “an ugly subculture” with “more banter for the audience” from someone “so realistic your sanity twisted.” Lind lets his guard down on the glittering romance of “Soothing Limbo”, but by “I Can’t Tell” it’s no longer possible to recognize a loved one who has begun to “simulate the taste and the smell.”

  • Fred Well

    Fred Well

    Electronic Pop

  • Freya Ridings

    Freya Ridings


    Freya Ridings released her debut single Blackout in 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. Fast forward a few months and she has secured numerous summer festival bookings, sold-out her first headline show at St. Pancras Church in London and now she will be playing her biggest London show on the 29th October at St Giles on the Field; both shows promoted by Communion.

  • Gaffa Tape Sandy

    Gaffa Tape Sandy

    Alternative Rock

    Formed in 2015 by three friends with a desire to do something loud and exciting, GAFFA TAPE SANDY’s popularity quickly escalated thanks to a series of incendiary live shows and a seemingly endless succession of instantly memorable garage-punk/rock tunes. Influenced by a diverse range of music, from The White Stripes, The Pixies, Violent Femmes, to Pulled Apart By Horses, Slaves, Thee Oh Sees; GAFFA TAPE SANDY seem to have carved their own niche in the garage punk/rock genre, often winning over crowds of all ages and musical tastes.



    Experimental Electro

  • Gender Roles

    Gender Roles

    Alternative Rock

  • George Glew

    George Glew

    Indie Pop

    If contemplative singer songwriters are your taste, you will fall head over heels in love with George Glew. The easy comparison might be someone like early Ed Sheeran or Rag’n’Bone Man, but Bristol based Glew has his own style. Championed by Elton John on his popular Apple Beats1 show and fresh from having gone viral on the Spotify Charts; George Glew is here with vocals to give you chills.

  • Giant Party

    Giant Party

    Indie Pop

  • Giant Swan

    Giant Swan


  • Girlhood



  • Goat Girl

    Goat Girl

    Garage Rock

  • Grace Carter

    Grace Carter


  • Great News

    Great News

    Dream Pop

  • Gus Dapperton

    Gus Dapperton


  • Hak Baker

    Hak Baker




    French Pop


    Halo Maud was revealed to the public in 2015 by ‘La Souterraine’, a collective determined to uncover and promote French talent. Her high-brow pop, which she sees as a kind of lab in which she examines the passage of time, has already garnered the attention of French newspapers Libération, Le Monde and Les Inrocks magazine, and led her to perform with her band at La Route du Rock in August 2016, a highly influential and renowned festival in Britanny. If the forest and boulders among which she grew up have left a mark on her inner world, it manifests itself first through her obsession with time, which “never passes at the right speed”, and her marked inclination for the weightless melodies that guide her writing.

  • Happy Meals

    Happy Meals

    Synth Pop

    “Glasgow-based duo in thrall to minimalist Euro disco, who sing in French and are huge in the Russian underground scene, sounds like some sort of hideous hipster fantasy. Having met at high school, it was eight years before Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook started formulating ideas that would become Happy Meals—ice cold synths and smooth grooves, all built around abstract ideas rather than pre-determined structures. Their sultry synthpop and cosmic take on Italo is sure to bring them wider recognition in 2017 though, so watch out for one of electronic music’s best-kept secrets tearing up a dance floor or a party near you soon.” – Drowned In Sound 2017

  • Harrow Fair

    Harrow Fair


  • Hatchie


    Dream Pop

    Hatchie is the world of Harriette Pilbeam. To hear her music is to step inside her mind; a dreamy landscape where cascading synths, jangling guitars, propulsive rhythms and white noise undulate beneath undeniable and irresistible pop melodies. Rather than focusing on the external world of her daily life in Brisbane, Pilbeam instead turns her gaze inwards, making a soundtrack out of her daydreams, setting her emotional life to song.

  • Helena Deland

    Helena Deland

    Contemporary Folk

  • Hello Delaware

    Hello Delaware


    Hello Delaware is the other woman. With syrupy sweet, yet gritty vocals. Edgy, danceable melodies, and lyrics everyone can get behind. Hello Delaware just released their debut album, “My Mistake” which was nominated for “Pop Album of the Year” at ECMA 2017.

  • Her's


    Dream Pop

    As outsiders from sleepy coastal towns several countries apart, Stephen Fitzpatrick from Barrow in Furness and Norwegian Audun Laading met for the first time in Liverpool as students. The pair bonded over a love of peculiar, sardonic humour and wide eyed observations. Dream-pop outfit Her’s is the natural extension to the solitary decoding of the cultures they grew up in. Together they create 80s indie influenced songs with nods to Orange Juice and the capriciousness of Ariel Pink-ish pop. 

  • Hero Fisher

    Hero Fisher


  • Hillsburn


    Alternative Folk

    Hillsburn is a powerhouse. Their songs are timeless, their sound every bit as anthemic as Florence + The Machine’s, but with soaring three-part harmonies thrown in for good measure. After touring extensively in support of their award-winning debut in Canada and the US, the band will release a follow-up, The Wilder Beyond, in 2018.

  • Himalayas


    Indie Rock

  • Hockey Dad

    Hockey Dad


    Best mates first, band mates second – the heart of Hockey Dad has always existed in the friendship between duo Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming, who first met in early childhood, growing up two doors apart in the unassuming, laid back coastal town of Windang, NSW. The foundations for the band began in early 2013, where an underage Fleming and Stephenson would sneak into their local live music haunt to catch their favourite bands. Eventually they were granted regular slots playing to an ever-growing crew of enthusiastic friends turned fans, and quickly picking up the attention of local Wollongong indie label Farmer & The Owl. In 2014 they released their Dreamin’ EP and were finalists in the triple j unearthed high competition.

  • Hollow Coves

    Hollow Coves

    Alternative Folk

    A dynamic indie folk group brimming with the band’s passion for travel and observing different shades of the world, Hollow Coves is the project of Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins. After meeting in 2013 through mutual friends and a shared love of acoustic music, the boys began writing together with no real expectations for where it might lead. And now, three years later, Ryan and Matt’s memories from their travels across all corners of the globe have lead to a range of new music influenced by their journeys.

    Quoting influences such as Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Howard, & The Paper Kites, the boys are setting out to deliver their own brand of indie folk. Blending an earthy folk sound, acoustic melodies & vocal harmonies; Matt and Ryan take turns delivering lyrics of reflection, frequently harmonizing as their voices blend together and complement each other.

  • Honey Lung

    Honey Lung


  • Hotel Lux

    Hotel Lux

    Alternative Rock

  • Hunter & The Bear

    Hunter & The Bear

    Indie Rock

  • Ida Mae

    Ida Mae


    Ida Mae’s magic lies in the sensuous dovetailing of two voices and the intimacy of their songs. Their chemistry on stage isn’t just a dramatic pose and is a truly captivating sight to behold. Chris’ vocals are reminiscent of a Face’s era Rod Stewart or Steve Marriott,
while Stephanie combines the delicacy of Patty Griffin with the effortless rock-chic of Alison Mosshart. Singing together, the couple have an unusual ‘which-is- which’ dynamic.

  • IMAN



  • Iguana Death Cult

    Iguana Death Cult

    Indie Rock

    Rotterdam’s rousing Iguana Death Cult has claimed its own dominion inside the Dutch port’s concrete jungle. The foursome’s high-octane protopunk and acid-drenched psychedelics create havoc not unlike a ferocious horde of bees. Iguana Death Cult is likewise hyperproductive, not to mention stronger as a whole that the sum of parts. And once you poke their nest a bit too hard, the band’s sheer propulsive force engulfs you from all sides and angles. Oh, and don’t worry: and the band’s signature ragged fuzzbox-inflictions rear their ugly head aplenty. With its massive, juggernaut-like torque, the Mutterschiff 308 shoots you into space before you can properly brace yourself.

  • Jack Vallier

    Jack Vallier

    Indie Pop

    Born and raised in Bournemouth, Jack Vallier’s humble beginnings can be traced back to a very recent February 24th, 2017 and the self-release of his debut single, Rebekah. Quickly finding fans with playlist support from BBC Introducing and supporting Bruno Major at his sold out London show, Jack then signed to Method records, Now with the release of his Rebekah EP, he is setting out his stall as one of the most exciting singer-songwriters to emerge this year and he is literally only just getting started.

  • Japanese Breakfast

    Japanese Breakfast

    Indie Pop

    A side project from her work as front woman of Philadelphia indie punk band Little Big League, Michelle Zauner released a tape in June 2013 under the solo moniker Japanese Breakfast. The tape was titled June and boasted thirty tracks written and recorded every day of the month. A stark deviation from Little Big League’s guitar- based indie rock, it showcased Zauner’s dark lyrics, unique vocals and inherent knack for pop melody.

    Two bedroom pop cassettes later, Japanese Breakfast returns with its first full- fledged LP and vinyl release, Psychopomp. The album explores Zauner’s experimental interests and hosts a wide range of sound: jarring anime samples, minimalist ballads, rhythms and synths reminiscent of Tango in the Night-era Fleetwood Mac paired with the moody intimacy of Mount Eerie. After the foundation of the album was built, Zauner enlisted Ned Eisenberg to coproduce and embellish the record. Eisenberg helped with the mixing and production of the album. Psychopomp revisits and revamps lo-fi tracks and adds chilling new songs to fall in love with.

  • Jaz Karis

    Jaz Karis


    South Londoner and Brit School alumna Jaz Karis is a force to be reckoned with, with luscious vocals that travel between the soundscape of soul, jazz and hip hop. Her debut EP ‘Into The Wilderness’, released on independent label Salute The Sun Records, features collaborations with Sillkey, Blue Lab Beats, Mike Musiq, TINYMAN and Afronaut Zu.

  • Jerry Williams

    Jerry Williams


  • Jordan Mackampa

    Jordan Mackampa


  • Joshua Burnside

    Joshua Burnside

    Alternative Folk


    Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Recorded at home in Lisbane, Co. Down, his new single ‘Black Dog Sin’ is the current distillation of his increasingly unmistakable approach; a fragile, yet ultimately commanding, chamber folk sound gloriously underpinned with unique zeal.

  • Josin


    Electronic Pop

  • Joy Crookes

    Joy Crookes

    Pop Vocal

  • JoyCut


    Indie Rock

    JoyCut looks and sounds very attractive on stage. Two drummers sitting face to face and a guy with machines, both a conductor and author in between them. Electronic, post-rock and dark-wave, often experimental but accessible. “Sounds like: A future where robots and humans share organic meals and feelings of hope.” – MTV Iggy.

  • Kamaal Williams

    Kamaal Williams


    Kamaal Williams is the latest project led by prolific South London artist Henry Wu. As the mastermind behind Yussef Kamaal, Wu released a landmark album for British jazz with 2016’s Black Focus. This latest collective continues the tradition of fusing jazz with the sound of urban London, with a live show that captures all the raw energy for which Wu has become known. The ensemble features Josh McKenzie aka McKnasty on drums, a formidable force who was playing and touring with acts such as Dennis Rollins and Robert Glasper from the age of 17 and Pete Martin on Bass, an original member of Courtney Pine’s infamous line up in the late 90’s. With shows at Glastonbury and Koko, as well as worldwide festival appearances behind them, the band have already become an in-demand outfit in their own right.

  • Kate NV

    Kate NV

    Electronic Pop

    Electronic avant-pop with a Far East vibe from a young Moscovite

    In her solo project “Kate NV”, the singer of the boisterous Moscow-based rock band GSh/Glintshake Katya Shilonosova explores completely different musical territories. Having completed an internship at the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, Katya Shilonosova transformed her musical passions into inventive pop music that balances between complex and approachable. Her album “Binasu” (meaning “Venus” in Japanese) was released on the US record label Orange Milk, and garnered a lot of enthusiastic acclaim from the Russian and international music press.

  • Katie Von Schleicher

    Katie Von Schleicher

    Indie Rock

  • Kid Katharsis

    Kid Katharsis


    A singer-songwriter and vocal artist as well as 1/4 of Cul De Sac; a hiphop collective hailing from Manchester.

  • King Nun

    King Nun

    Indie Rock

  • Kirill Richter

    Kirill Richter

    Adult Contemporary

    Kirill Richter is currently one of Russia’s brightest neoclassical composers. His album On the Way to Beloved City begins with a sequence of moving and emotional piano waltzes that always leave a strong impression on the audience. Kirill believes that his pieces became popular with listeners because of the deep feelings they evoke when he performs his works. “My music is a soundtrack to life, it reflects things that happened to me. The stories that I tell somehow resonate in lives of others.” He currently collaborates with cellist August Krepak and violinist Alena Zinovieva. Together they experiment with articulation of classical instruments. Their next album Chronos expresses the sincerity of life, bridging physics and dialectics.

  • Kofi Stone

    Kofi Stone


  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    Japanese Pop

  • Last Train

    Last Train


    The best French band you have never heard of. They have played 250 concerts in the last two years, bringing their brand of heavy alternative rock across the world with Huffington Post calling them the “live revelation of the year”. With praise like that, their 251st show is sure to be a good one.

    {Photo credits:  Lucie Rimey Meille}

  • Leah Dou

    Leah Dou

    Chinese Pop

    Leah Dou is a 21 year old singer /songwriter /music/producer.

    Born into one of the great musical dynasties of China (mother is the legendary singer Faye Wong and father Dou Wei – a leading pioneer of the mainland Chinese indie rock scene in the 90’s ), Leah learnt guitar and was song writing from an early age.  

    She has already written, produced and released 2 critically acclaimed albums  “Stone Café” and “Kids Only” on her very own Grey Waters label.

    With her live band, she has performed at many major music festivals including Summersonic, Clockenflapp (Hong Kong), Strawberry Festival & Simple Life, (China) and Spring Wave (Taiwan). In late 2016, Leah was invited as support act for Bastille’s UK arena dates and in 2017, she headlined a sold out club tour of North America.

    Representing the spirit of a young, modern, independent China, Leah has already collaborated with Chanel, Gucci, Shu Uemura, Beats and SKII. 

  • Let's Eat Grandma

    Let's Eat Grandma


  • Lewis Capaldi

    Lewis Capaldi

    Indie Pop

    When Lewis Capaldi’s debut single Bruises exploded in mid-2017 it seemed from an outside perspective to have all the hallmarks of an overnight sensation. How could this 20-year-old with a soul-wrenching voice that sounded like it had been hewn from granite seemingly emerge from nowhere with a song of such emotional depth? A stripped-back and almost painfully raw meditation on love and loss from a writer who seemed like he’d already lived several lives and had the scars to prove it, within weeks it had racked up an astonishing 20 million Spotify plays and topped streaming charts around the world.

  • LION


    Pop Rock

    The first time Beth Lowen sang in public, a woman she didn’t know approached her. “You sound like you’ve smoked 20 cigarettes,” she told her, “and drunk a bottle of whisky.” Given that Beth was 10-years-old and thus, unsurprisingly, had done nothing of the sort, she started to cry. “I thought that was a bad thing,” she recalls, laughing. “And my parents were like, ‘No, no! That’s good!”

    Nowadays, Lowen embraces the ferocious, Janis Joplin-esque rasp of her voice. In fact, it’s one of the reasons she chose to adopt the name Lion. “Someone said I sound like a lion,” she explains, “Also, everyone says I have lion hair, and ‘Löwen’ means lions in German.” Still, declaring herself deserving of such a fierce moniker wasn’t something that came easily. “I didn’t mention it to anybody for months,” she admits. “It’s a big statement, it’s pretty extreme. But I was looking at people like Lorde, and I was like, that’s fucking cool. And then I was like, fuck it. So now it’s Lion.” The stage name never feels more apt than it does when Lion performs live. Her husky but powerful voice, already so potent on record, is unleashed to its full, roaring potential, as she jitters a little behind the mic, bathed in red light.

    Lowen doesn’t make music than can be easily compared or categorised. Each song differs from the next – though there’s one thing she hopes they all manage to achieve. “I hope people feel something,” she says, “like I do when I’m playing it. Take what you want from it, but feel. I want to make boys cry.”

  • Lo Moon

    Lo Moon

    Indie Pop

    The first track on Lo Moon’s self-titled album is ever so gentle in its clarion call. Starting softly with light beats, ’80s synths and the controlled vocals of lead singer Matt Lowell, it eventually erupts in a stadium-ready chorus cry of “This is it! This is it now!” For Lowell and his two main bandmates Crisanta Baker (guitar, bass, keys) and Sam Stewart (guitar), Lo Moon is it: the moment they’ve each individually been working towards their entire musical lives. Their music almost bridges a gap between those two generations of soft experimental rock and near atmospheric electronic pop.

  • Louis Baker

    Louis Baker


    Independent soulful singer songwriter Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape. Working with the bare essentials and crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Everyone from India Arie (“Louis Baker, you sing my soul,”) to the international music community (BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk) have shown love for what he is, and has become.

    Inspired by vintage soul bands, Baker’s new band features some of the tightest, funkiest, and most solid of rhythm sections in the Wellington music scene, with Baker on acoustic and electric guitar with his voice a tool that he’s able to wield to jaw-dropping effect.

  • Love Ssega

    Love Ssega

    Electronic Pop




  • M.I.L.K.


    Dream Pop

  • Magic Island

    Magic Island


    After releasing her first full-length LP ‚Like Water’ earlier this year, Magic Island throws us a (albeit utterly heartbreaking) curve ball with her new single ‚Easy Babe’. The track is fully loaded with vulnerability and anxieties, and while still clinging to her sweet pop songwriting, breaks her usual structures and aesthetics. With a powerful vibrato barely affected, Magic Island sings with a confidence and provocateur to give you shivers. With simple, direct lyrics – ‚Easy Babe – I wanna know if the world’s worth saving? Easy Babe – I wanna know if it’s just not working? And I try to convince you that I will go on for you, I try to believe that a change is gonna come’ Easy Babe hits the truth, that life is fucking hard and this world is looking fucking grim. It is pure, powerful and introspective.

  • Mahalia



  • Maisie Peters

    Maisie Peters

    British Folk

    Born and still raised in the South Downs - or in her words: "an Enid Blyton village, with a Co-Op" - Maisie Peters has written music for as long as she can remember...and even felt bold enough to enter the Guardian's Short Story competition aged 9, with an admittedly terrible submission. It was this voracious appetite for fiction that first offered Maisie a window into alternate realities, in which making music professionally may also be reachable. From F Scott Fitzgerald and Donna Tartt came a love for sometimes bittersweet, sometimes bolshy storyteller-pop, with early influences on her music ranging from Carly Rae Jepson and Lorde to the strong female figures in Maisie's own life (her mother, her polar-opposite twin sister). 
    Currently exploring new sounds at a pace befitting a child of the Internet, Maisie Peters' early material tackle the changing outside world her generation must now navigate, whilst unknowingly offering a bright musical hope for its future. Meet British Pop's next Bright Young Thing. 

  • Mali Hayes

    Mali Hayes


    Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2 –
    “A really great new British female vocalist from Manchester. She’s got a real un-flashy kind of approach which I really like. Kind of a milder Jill Scott / Erykah Badu, definitely one to watch. We’ll be hearing a lot more from her I’m sure!”

  • Malory



    Having performed at BBC Radio2’s Hyde Park festival, Standon Calling, alongside countless gigs across London’s top venues and having supported George Ezra, it’s no surprise Malory is set to bring her bold and beautiful multi-coloured alt-pop to TGE 2018.

    The 23 year old songwriter releases her debut EP Dystopia ahead of this year’s festival, having already garnered acclaim for singles Rapture & Nuclear Brandy from Wonderland Magazine, Dork, The405 and more as well as bagging herself Metro AOTD in 2017.

    Really brilliant. A star is born.’  Chris Hawkins BBC 6Music

  • Mansionair


    Indie Rock

    Mansionair have had a whirlwind three years since releasing “Hold Me Down” in early 2014 to millions of Spotify streams and widespread praise for the mesmerizing and genre-defying track from tastemakers including NMEThe GuardianStereogumBBC Radio 1 and Pigeons and Planes. The song caught the attention of CHVRCHES who then released the Hold Me Down EP on their own Goodbye Records imprint, which led Mansionair to open for their Every Open Eye Tour. Mansionair has sold out headline shows, played the coveted Laneway Festival and Splendour in the Grass, and shared stages with the likes of Florence and the MachineAlt-J, and The Temper Trap. Mansionair has since signed with Glassnote Records and Liberation, who have released their Pick Me Up EP and newest single, “Easier”.

  • Manu Crooks

    Manu Crooks


    Manu Crooks is starting to make some considerable noise with his international-sounding hip hop making waves worldwide. From his breakout single “Everyday” immediately added to world-renown radio station Triple J, to his Beats 1 Radio & Zane Lowe-endorsed “Blowin’ Up” & “Assumptions”, Manu Crooks has surpassed any definitive entry level status to loud anticipation. His debut mood forever project, executively produced by Miracle & DOPAM!NE, displays Manu’s innate ability to swerve in an unpredictable trajectory while sustaining his thematic moodiness. Crowned the new face of hip hop in his native Sydney, Manu now bears the weight of a continent on his back as he sets his eyes on being Australia’s first ever international hip hop export.

  • Mavi Phoenix

    Mavi Phoenix


    The 22 year-old, hailing from Austria with her roots in Syria, could be proclaimed as the most unlikely backgrounds for a credible, traditional rapper, but talent like this nonetheless rises regardless of geography.

    Mavi Phoenix started singing, rapping and producing at the young age of just eleven. In that time she’s developed her own, distinctive style of music production. Her refreshing sound has saw previous songs on her Young Prophet EP be heralded in international tastemakers such as The FADER and placed her #1 on global Hype Machine Charts. Be sure to earmark her as One To Watch in 2018.

  • Megan Nash

    Megan Nash


    On her new album Seeker, Saskatchewan singer/songwriter Megan Nash collaborates with ambient/alt-rock unit Bears In Hazenmore with brilliant results. In sharp contrast to the starkness of her previous acclaimed album Song Harvest Volume One, Seeker takes Nash’s roots-based songwriting into bold new sonic territory, displaying the undeniable chemistry she has forged with the group over the past year. That shared excitement was the hallmark of the sessions that produced Seeker over the winter of 2017 with engineer Orion Paradis (Library Voices), held at Soul Sound in Regina, a space shared with a contemporary dance studio. The flexibility of the location offered Nash the freedom to fully explore the range of her new material, from the atmospheric “Girl Vs Ocean” and “Summer,” to the anthemic “Lavender & Leather” and “Bad Poetry.”

  • Michael Jablonka

    Michael Jablonka


    Michael Jablonka is a musician so prolific you’d think he devotes every waking hour to his art. In addition to performing as Michael Kiwanuka’s guitarist on arena tours worldwide, Jablonka parades his own powerful 21st-century take on soulful indie. Proof there’s nothing to tingle the spine like mastery of raw electric six-string, Jablonka’s intricate guitar skills bely the anthemic intent of his rootsy songcraft. Two recent singles – ‘Peacefully’ and ‘I Found You’ – earned him abundant acclaim and airplay, from the likes of Afropunk, Clash, BBC Introducing and Radio X. New material will make 2018 Jablonka’s breakthrough year.

  • Mikaela Davis

    Mikaela Davis

    Folk Rock

    Mikaela Davis, Delivery

    “This record is kind of about writing a record,” Mikaela Davis says. The 26-year-old is home in her native Rochester, New York, reflecting on Delivery, her highly anticipated full-length album, as well as the hard journey the classically trained, defiantly original harpist had to travel to become the writer, performer, and band leader she was meant to be. 

    “A lot of these songs came from feeling stuck and also like people were pulling me in a bunch of different directions,” Mikaela says. “I wanted to say, ‘Just wait for me. I’ll figure it out.’”

    Mikaela’s plea for patience - a little bit sweet, a little bit angry and raw - fed a fierce 10-song collection. A joyride that pulls from folk rock, 70s and 80s pop experimentation, and muscly funk, Delivery manages to be both daring and comfortable, full of not just risks, but hooks.

  • Moncrieff


    Indie Pop

  • Naaz



  • Nashe xx

    Nashe xx


    “Tinashe, known professionally by his stage name Nashe xx Is an English singer / songwriter, producer and designated “Wave curator”. After drawing early comparisons to the likes of Frank Ocean and The Weeknd – Nashé has become soulful trap mixed with English feels. The Sheffield-raised act first came through via Brownswood Recordings’ Future Bubblers programme, which saw the label mentoring emerging artists admired by Gilles Peterson and the label.”

  • nêhiyawak


    Electronic Pop

    nêhiyawak hails from amiskwaciy (Edmonton)on Treaty 6 territory. Comprised of Kris Harper, Matthew Cardinal, and Marek Tyler – three Indigenous musicians coalescing at the intersection between traditional and contemporary music. Their sound at times loud and sweeping, and in moments – reticent and careful. Recording their first EP in November 2016 with Colin Stewart (The New Pornographers, Black Mountain, Destroyer), the music balances the band’s heritage with the present. Indie-rock guitar and dance floor synths blend and walk alongside the steady beats of carved cedar log and hand drums. nêhiyawak tells stories – their story – capturing time through honeyed and haunting vocals, swaying in and out of the cacophony of electronic and analog sounds.

  • Nelson Can

    Nelson Can

    Alternative Rock

  • Nervus



  • Nikhil D'Souza

    Nikhil D'Souza


    Nikhil D’Souza grew-up in Mumbai at a time when original music was never really encouraged. “No-one really gave a damn about it; it was all covers bands all of the time, aside from a few metal bands”, Says Nikhil. “As a singer-songwriter, one guy with a guitar and introspective lyrics – I knew I was out of place”. His discovery of the inspiring sounds of Jeff Buckley led him to America and finally to a record deal with East West in the UK. His debut single on East West ‘Beautiful Mind’ was release late in 2017.

  • Nilüfer Yanya

    Nilüfer Yanya

    Indie Pop

  • Noah Kahan

    Noah Kahan

    Adult Alternative

  • Noya Rao

    Noya Rao


  • Octavian



  • Olympia


    Dream Pop

    “I don’t refer to myself as a singer-songwriter,” Olivia Bartley says. “I’m interested in ideas and trying to create something that will move people; disrupt everyday ideas. It’s more about sounds. The music leans on language but the songs don’t follow traditional form at all.”

    Olympia is the project of Melbourne based singer songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Bartley, who drives a mix of widescreen sweep, rich harmonies, dissonant minimal guitar with raw, commanding vocals. Drawing on influences including the everyday, Pedro Almodovar, Pele, or even Carl Sagan’s Golden Record, the songwriting brims with imagery and ideas.

  • Only The Poets

    Only The Poets

    Indie Pop

    Only The Poets are a 4 piece band from Reading.

    Having sold out their upcoming debut headline tour in 12 hours, they are set for a relentless touring schedule.

    Last single Even Hell is a proper sing-a-long-with-windows-down ear worm, with all the sunshiney bravado of 90s Britpop.

  • Paceshifters



    Inspired by the grunge movement decades ago that shook the foundations of alternative music, PACESHIFTERS bring an innovative twist on the genre whilst also boasting the complete unadulterated attitude that it was renowned for. Possessing a no-nonsense mentality since their inception, PACESHIFTERS have evolved into a very devoutly passionate new grunge-rock band with a sound that is sure to enthrall any listener who enjoys the heavier side of Nirvana with doses of powerful Incubus-esque melodies and riffs along with the grit and energy of Chevelle.

  • Pale Grey

    Pale Grey

    Dream Pop

    “Dream pop lead by an evocative vocal performance” - The Line Of Best Fit

    Some acts are impossible to categorise. Pale Grey are one of those bands. Previous single ‘Billy’ was a dream-pop love in, floaty and serenading. The band now return to announce their album ‘Waves’ The album is the fruition of a year’s work, holed up in the studio, the result is a wide-ranging affair mixing folk-pop, minor introspections, sounds experimentations, hip hop and electronica.

    Take, for example, lead track ‘Late Night’ featuring Serengeti, a rapper Pitchfork call a master of “Vivid free-association worldbuilding and playing with the joys of repetition” There is a bravery in leading with track, the only hip-hop track on the album – but Pale Grey aren’t an act able to sit still – and although the album is a genuine genre-crawl - there is an unmistakable thread linking throughout. The vastness of ideas on display recalls Gorillaz at their most flamboyant.

    The Belgian band describe the album as a “Singular atmosphere made of a strong identity, a combination of contrasts and consistency, of contradictions and continuity of evolution and permanency” It’s these juxtapositions that define this eclectic collection of songs.

    The process began in 2015 coinciding with a two year mentally-tough European tour. The travelling and the connections the band made honed their tastes and ultimately influenced this album. Take second single, ‘Blizzard’ the way Gilles sings “How can I tell you that I feel fine, I know you don’t believe it” – its reminiscent of Jarvis Cocker, and again, sounds nothing like anything else on the album while remaining distinctively Pale Grey..

    Around mid-2016, the French producer Yann Arnaud (Air, Phoenix), became aware of the project. He saw the “huge potential” and began working with the band over the coming months. His influence helped the band move between digital and analogue and revel in the combination of ether and flesh that contribute to the particularity of Pale Grey's music.

    Waves was refined and mixed in Paris, the last flourish and touch to an album bursting with ideas and energy.

    When asked to sum up the album the band claim it is about “Kindness and intense humanity.”

    The album will be released via JauneOrange and Believe.

  • Pale Waves

    Pale Waves

    Dream Pop

  • Partner


    Indie Rock

  • Peach Pit

    Peach Pit

    Indie Pop

    Indie pop quartet, Peach Pit found success in February of 2017 when their self-titled track, “Peach Pit” blew up on the Internet. The group quickly started to amass an international fan base and booking requests followed.

    Melding teenage angst with bummer summer vibes have them sounding somewhere between Mac Demarco and Homeshake with their laid-back vibe and lush lead vocals.

    Peach Pit’s renowned music videos, quirky online persona and campy norm-core uniforms have ignited a highly engaged fan base. They’ve now released their debut LP, “Being So Normal” on the Vancouver based indie label Kingfisher Bluez in September of 2017.

  • Peaness


    Indie Pop

  • Phobophobes



    Nothing is stable, everything is usually on the brink of collapse, yet Phobophobes have dragged their weird and dark psychedelic rock into the light of their recent debut album, Miniature World. Their influences are widespread – and atypical – with the music closer to the spirit of apocalyptic garage rock than it is to consumer pop. Think Wall of Voodoo, Nick Cave and The Birthday Party via Monthy Python and The Magic Roundabout. Jamie Taylor and Chris OC, both south Londoners, founded the band in 2013. The intervening years have played out anything but smoothly, and what they bring you is just as chaotic.

  • Phoebe Bridgers

    Phoebe Bridgers


    You would have already heard Phoebe Bridgers music without even realising it. Bridgers, who hails from California, music has been featured in adverts for iPhones to episodes of Switched at Birth and Castle. Signed to Ryan Adam’s PAX AM label, her music evokes Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, with a nice dose of emo sadness for good measure. Her songs are powerful and affecting, with already having been interview by The Fader and The Guardian. 

  • Pitou



  • Poppy Ajudha

    Poppy Ajudha


    Poppy Ajudha is a 22-year-old singer, songwriter and model from South London. Her unique vocal tone and melodies that reminisce of many classic jazz and soul singers combined with her ability to sound fresh and exhilarating sets Poppy apart and places her at the forefront of the South London music scene.

    Being influenced by the soulful rare grooves and reggae of her childhood she marries jazz and blues with funk beats in the 6 – piece band she sings in, as well as slow and soulful when performing acoustically.

  • Promiseland



  • Puma Blue

    Puma Blue


    Puma Blue is the alias of South Londoner Jacob Allen, who has been delicately honing his purposefully paradoxical sound, blending downtown jazz sax lines with J Dilla grooves and a heart-wrenching vocal akin to Jeff Buckley, Chet Baker and Billie Holliday. This blend is completed by Allen’s punk-inspired grit and the ferocity of his live performances, backed by a four-piece band, spewing out tortured love songs and sensual rhythms topped by his haunting falsetto vocals.

  • Raheem Bakaré

    Raheem Bakaré


  • RAHH



  • Raleigh



    Unafraid of both straight-up hooks and experimental song structure, RALEIGH is a band carving their own space in new music. Thoughtful refrains are woven by vocals, cello, and guitar, with drums and bass treading the groove together. It is indie rock, damaged by art, delicate and exposed but intimately pointed.

    RALEIGH’s latest release, ”Powerhouse Bloom” is a lyrical and sonic exploration showcasing a band that has found their voice, deconstructed it and is continuously evolving. “Powerhouse Bloom” features performance from members of Broken Social Scene, as well as production from Grammy Award Winner, Shawn Everett.

  • Rascalton


    Garage Punk

    Garage rockers Rasclaton hailed from Scotland, but sound straight out of 1970’s NY (or Camden, 2002). Influenced by The Strokes, The Libertines, Q Tip and Mike Skinner amongst others, the band formed while at school and now are supporting the likes of The View and brushing shoulders with Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys with their new booking agents 13 Artists. The Scottish Sun described them as “one of the most happening bands in Scotland right now”.

  • respectfulchild


    Electronic Pop

  • Riley Pearce

    Riley Pearce

    Alternative Folk

    As a kid, Riley Pearce accidentally learnt guitar left handed while mirroring his idols on TV. From humble beginnings busking at farmers markets and playing open mic nights in Perth, alt-folk artist Riley Pearce is now selling out shows across Australia, winning awards and touring internationally.

    Breakout single ‘Brave’ has clocked up over 10 million plays on Spotify alone, making it clear that his reflective songwriting and chilled-out coastal vibes resonates with more than just folk music lovers.

    Riley has supported artists such as LifeHouse, Lord Huron, Tash Sultana, Lucy Rose, and Kim Churchill. He won the WA Folk Music Song of the Year Award in 2017, had his music featured on US TV shows Shameless and Shadowhunters, has signed to Free Trade Agency in London and is touring UK/EU for 6 months.

  • River Matthews

    River Matthews

    Alternative Folk

    River Matthews, is an artist for whom the stars seem to have aligned since the days of playing cover songs in local pubs. A career as a musical therapy teacher, and no small amount of heartbreak.. Has led to working with world renowned songwriter Jamie Scott and more recently, supporting Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on his sold-out ‘Human’ tour. Now, the Surrey-born songwriter is stepping out on his own with his new EP “Sunshine”. Already receiving critical appreciation from plaudits and a notable feature on Spotify’s New Music Friday, it’s a release set to cement River Matthews in the nation’s hearts this summer.

  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

    Alternative Rock

    Since the band’s inception, Rolling Blackouts C.F. have carved out a unique place in the local musical landscape with their penchant for hooky guitars and undeniable melodies, married to lyrics that are intelligent and wide-eyed, with an unmistakably-Australian dry wit. The French Press EP landed on many ‘Best Of 2017’ lists, including The Guardian/The Observer ‘Hidden Gems’. Meanwhile, lead single ‘French Press’ made countless end of year lists including coming in at #10 on Rolling Stone’s Best Songs of 2017, while the band came in at #13 in Paste Magazine’s Best New Artists.

  • Rosemary & Garlic

    Rosemary & Garlic

    Alternative Folk

    In just a few years, the Netherlands-based duo Rosemary & Garlic managed to enchant an ever-growing audience with their music, rooted in folk and singer-songwriter tradition, but exceeds all categories too.  Januari 2018 their debut album was released worldwide via Nettwerk Music Group. Rosemary & Garlic’s songs aren’t part of a specific genre, adding layers of paint from both electronic and vintage palettes, whether it’s a subtle change of chords (like Nick Drake) or distancing sounds and rhythms with echoing electric guitars (like Sufjan Stevens). But always with a melancholic heart, in which some may recognize the old Sandy Denny.

  • Ruby Empress

    Ruby Empress

    Electronic Pop

    Dreamy falsetto vocals, beat driven psyche-disco and a soundscape that combines organic grandness, minimalistic pop, dark eerie choirs and classical music. Ruby Empress, a young four-piece from Gothenburg Sweden, has gotten massive attention in just a short time for how they combine different musical genres and bring the eclectic Scandinavian indie-electro pop to a new exiting place. Ruby Empress is equally super-light and super-deep. They don’t shy away from guilty pleasures, they embrace them.

  • S4U



    "S4U are the new London collective resurrecting the best of 90s R&B" - i-D

    "Ghostly, phantom-like R&B structures blessed with a divine pop touch." - Clash

    "S4U are one of the most exciting new groups around." - The 405

    "London's most exciting new R&B artist" - Metro

  • Sado Opera

    Sado Opera


    SADO OPERA is a queer music band known for their extravagant and eccentric stage shows. Originally coming from St. Petersburg, Russia, the band has now become one of Berlin’s craziest and most expressive music imports. The legendary US talk show host Conan O’Brien selected SADO OPERA as a musical symbol of Berlin and joined them onstage for his TV special about the German capital. The resident band of Wilde Renate – one of Berlin’s most notorious nightclubs – SADO OPERA also plays shows throughout Europe, spreading their propaganda of unrestrained, gender-ambivalent love. Their songs offer a mix of disco, boogie and electro-funk.

  • Sam Evian

    Sam Evian


    As it has been said: no matter where you go, there you are. With his new album You, Forever, Sam Evian, the project of New York-based musician, songwriter, and producer Sam Owens, is here to add some eternity to that sentiment.

    “This is You, Forever,” he says. “It’s about accepting that you are responsible for you, that you’re in charge of your actions. Everything you do affects others and yourself, so, no matter what you choose to do, be there and learn from it.”

    It’s a mantra that powers self-starter Owens, a producer and sound engineer by trade who entered the scene with his debut Sam Evian full-length, Premium, in the fall of 2016. The notion takes on a dual meaning that is echoed across You, Forever.

    “The record is about romance, and about my love for living in New York and trying to separate myself from any idea I had previously of living in New York,” he says. “I’ve kind of designed my own world there.”
    Whether behind the wheel in the dust bowls of America, navigating the bustle of his adopted home, playing festival stages with rock legends, or getting back to basics in his parents’ garage, no matter where Sam Evian goes, there he is… forever.

  • Sam Fender

    Sam Fender

    Indie Rock

    If 2018 felt like a noteworthy twelve months for North Shields musician Sam Fender, in truth, those first few chapters of his story have barely been written. With a debut album in the works for later this year, his opening bow in the US currently being rubber-stamped, and a handful of sold-out UK shows already long-since in the diary, 2019 is surely when it starts getting serious.

    Following a hectic year of touring, signing a record deal, and becoming one of the hottest new names in the industry and beyond, Sam concluded 2018 being awarded his first BRIT Award, as the Critics’ Choice for the year ahead. It was a fantastic and humbling nod for an artist who spent very few days off the road, and is determined to repay the faith with a supersonic 2019.

    Kicking off this month with a new single, Play God is one of the songs that first set him out on his journey. Originally released independently to ensure any new fans he made had something to hear online when discovering Sam live, it encompasses everything that makes him such a fascinating young prospect; angular, sharp and ambitious guitar-led melodies coupled with Sam’s observational, questioning and socially engaged lyrics.

    Play God was recorded in North Shields, and produced by long-standing friend and collaborator Bramwell Bronte.

    Sam says of the song: “Play God is set in an alternate dystopian reality that shares similarities with our own world. I wrote it a couple of years ago where there were a lot of big changes happening in both the UK and the States, I had just entered my twenties, I was anxious about the future of the world and its leaders, and it didn't help that I'd just read George Orwell's 1984 at the time. As you can imagine I was pretty paranoid!

  • Samm Henshaw

    Samm Henshaw


    It might still be early days, but Samm Henshaw’s resumé is already chock-full of accomplishments. In the past few years, he’s signed to Columbia Records, racked up millions of Spotify streams with his two Sound Experiment EPs, and toured with James Bay and Chance the Rapper – both of whom, upon hearing Henshaw’s rich, soulful pop, hand-picked him to support them on the road. But things could have gone very differently for the 24-year-old. In fact, he says, “I could have ended up in prison. I could be dead.”


    There was a time, during Henshaw’s teenage years in South East London, that he fell in with the wrong crowd. “I got caught up in a lot of bad stuff,” he says. “I got kicked out of my first two schools, almost got involved in gang stuff… I’ve been arrested too, which sucked.” As he watched friends and peers end up in prison, though, Henshaw realised that this wasn’t the life he wanted for himself. “I think I was always just sensible enough to say to myself, ‘Nah, I’m not gonna do this.’ There were some things that just didn’t appeal to me, as a person and morally.”


    His family helped steer him in that regard too. “I’ve got great parents and sisters,” he says, “so during all the nonsense I was doing, I had people constantly reminding me, ‘Don’t do this. It’s dumb.’” Every week, Henshaw would sing as part of the worship team at his local church, where his father was the reverend. Doing so not only gave him a group of supportive friends, with whom he is still close, but kick-started the love of music that led him to where he is now. Performing in church, he says, “helped me so much in terms of my confidence and stage presence. I’m quite a shy person, so standing in front of a bunch of people and being able to sing helped me with that.” After putting an end to the “nonsense”, Henshaw earned himself a place at Southampton Solent University to study Popular Music Performance. It was there that he was discovered, when a gig he performed as part of his dissertation prompted a battle between three major labels, all vying to sign him. In the end, it was an easy decision for him to make: “I loved Columbia.”


    Having turned his life around after nearly losing his way, Henshaw is now keen to help others do the same. “Musicians have this opportunity to actually influence people’s decisions and way of thinking,” he muses, “so why not use your influence to do something good?” How Does It Feel, a summery, gospel-inflected anthem, whose choral hooks and claps evoke the church music he grew up performing, distils his philosophical ethos into a song. “A lot of us talk about love, and we scream about it from the rooftops, but our actions are the complete opposite,” he says. With this song, which was written with Maverick Sabre and producer Josh Grant, and is the lead single from Henshaw’s forthcoming debut album, “I was imagining an alien coming to earth to try and understand what love is. And he has a chat with someone, and they say, ‘Love is being patient, love is being kind…’ Then he looks the other way and he sees someone killing someone, or someone being racist or sexist or homophobic, and he goes, ‘That’s the opposite of what I’ve been told.’ That’s what How Does It Feel is about. Am I actually showing love? Or am I just saying it, and not living it?”


    Elsewhere on the album is Church, an irresistibly fast-paced, soul-pop song, which recalls a time when Henshaw was hardly enthusiastic about giving up his Sunday mornings to watch his dad’s sermons. “She says, Good morning, wake up wake,” he sings, before his smoky, playful voice bursts into faux admonishment, “Wake up and get yourself to church!” Growing up,” he recalls, “my fight with my parents was, ‘Listen, if you really want me to be into this, and get it, let me do it for myself.’ When I got to a certain age, I was like, ‘I’m done with this now.’” Eventually, in his own time, he found his way back. “Now, I go pretty much every Sunday.”


    Both Doubt, for which Wretch 32 contributed a verse – “He’s incredible, he doesn’t write anything down, he just makes it all up as he goes along,” – and the bright, languid Broke, an acoustic soul song with a twinkle in its eye, were inspired by the spirited exuberance of Henshaw’s musical inspirations. While making the album, he listened to artists like Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Kanye West – even Natasha Bedingfield. “There was this warmth to all their stuff,” he says, “and when I listened to it, it reminded me of summer. I hear stuff in colours sometimes, and it sounds weird but the colour I always saw was orange or a darkish yellow. With everything we did, I wanted there to be the same warmth.”


    Touring with Chance the Rapper in 2016 inspired Henshaw too. “I went to LA after the tour and hung out with him, and that was wicked. Watching him work is amazing; they basically rented out a house and there were maybe 50 people, and everyone was making music. I was super inspired.”


    But it is Henshaw’s Peckham roots that have most shaped his identity – artistic and otherwise. Not that he was always particularly proud of being from South East London. “Because it’s got such a bad rep, and there’s a lot of knife crime and so on, I used to want to disassociate myself with that. But then you realise how South you are when you’re around people who aren’t from that area, and that background. My girlfriend’s from Winchester, so when I started going over there, I would realise, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m from a completely different part of the country.’ She’s white as well, and my parents are Nigerian, so then you see your cultures are completely different. I wouldn’t have learned any of that if I hadn’t taken a step outside of where I’m from. When I did that, I realised this is actually who I am. Now, it plays a much bigger part. It’s great to be able to do this, and to say to people, ‘Listen, you don’t have to be limited to your circumstance, you can do what you want if you put your mind to it.”


    Ultimately, Henshaw hopes his music starts a conversation amongst the people who hear it – and maybe inspires them too. “I hope my music can encourage people,” he says simply. “I hope it can help change some lives.”

  • Sassy 009

    Sassy 009


    The young trio makes mystical, intimate and minimal music, that effortlessly floats between references of house, pop, techno and experimental as it came straight out of a Berlin nightclub basement. The Norwegian combine strange visuals with dark, danceable music creating an enthralling end product. They have been featured in The Fader who called ‘Pretty Baby’ a “throbbingly sweet dance track”.  

  • Say Sue Me

    Say Sue Me

    Indie Pop

    Say Sue Me are a surf-inspired indie rock quartet from Busan, South Korea. Friends since 5th grade Jae Young (Bass) and Kim Byungkyu (guitar) met drummer kang Semin at high school and played in band’s together until the winter of 2012, when one day they were drinking tea and beer at a tea shop in Nampo-dong, when Sumi arrived. They liked her speaking voice and immediately offered her a spot as the vocalist in a new band that would become Say Sue Me. Sumi Choi turned out to be a natural at songwriting.

    “Twee, but not too twee, Busan, South Korea four-piece Say Sue Me is my favorite recent random discovery. They released this endearing, 18-song self-titled album in April. Really sweet, melodic rock that makes me feel like I’m in high school.”
    - The Fader

    “The quartet play an addictive amalgam of sugary indie pop and gritty surf that showcases a finely-tuned sense of melody and technical skill. Frontwoman Sumi Choi is a witty lyricist, and she writes songs about normal things such as going to work, drinking too much, feeling lonely (“Long Night and Crying”), or being a problem child (“One Week”) in relatable, humorous way. Nary a song on Say Sue Me isn’t a total ear worm.”
    - Bandcamp Daily

  • Sea Girls

    Sea Girls

    Indie Rock

    Following quickly on the heels of Radio 1 Huw Stephens cherry-picking Sea Girls as Ones To Watch For 2018 the band release `Heavenly War EP2 which furthers the bold claim that they are one of the most reliable new bands for penning these instant indie-disco, festival ready anthems.

    Written and fronted by Henry Camamile, the single Heavenly War now follows `Call Me Out’, ‘Lost’, and ‘What For’ as another timely example of what this young British band are capable of.

    Arriving in London via Leicestershire and Kent, Sea Girls know there is nothing understated or apologetic about a bold chorus, especially one that can be sung in unison by thousands of fans together of all walks of life. Sea Girls have these choruses in spades.

    Henry Camamile on `Heavenly War’ “This song is about that weirdly exciting but quite difficult conflict of feelings and events that makes our lives worth living. Ultimately describing that moment when you feel the best about life. I think it’s a really positive message.”

    Listen to Heavenly War here:

    NME - "Call Me Out is a proper belter"

    DIY - "Sea Girls deliver rousing guitar-pop"

    CLASH - "Snappy, instantly infectious indie bangers"

    DORK - "Ridiculously catchy indie-rock ringing through your ears"

  • Shadowlark


    Electronic Pop



    Indie Rock

    Sheffield's SHEAFS pack punches with blistering riffs and instantly addictive hooks that hark back to the glory days of regional indie in their 4-minute whirlwinds of guitar-led goodness. 

    They're already gaining hype across the blogosphere thanks to killer tracks like Mind Pollution, This Is Not A Protest & Shock Machine, and now's the time to catch them before they're selling out arenas across Europe.




    SHINERS are an East London 4-piece Brit Wave band who grew up listening to their parent’s punk and new wave records, while at the height of Brit Pop. They write catchy pop songs drenched in post-punk angular guitars, driving bass, 60s keys and punchy drums. Songwriter Jamie Delaney knows how to take pristine melody and gleefully smash it to bits. First championed by BBC Introducing Norfolk, SHINERS picked up a coveted featured artist slot on BBC Introducing London in 2015, before heading to Scotland to entertain crowds at T-in the Park Festival in 2016. Huw Stephens played two live tracks from their set on his show, plus Sophie Little played their single ’19 Again’ while sitting in. They capped off an incredible year with a session for BBC Introducing Norfolk in December 2016. 

  • Skegss



    Hailing from Byron Bay, Surfer-Garage Rock trio Skegss have taken the world by storm. Developing a cult following, a culture and movement that 1000 of fans relate to. Being invited to record their debut EP at the Rubber Tracks Converse studio in New York, Skegss took this opportunity to lay down their unique laid-back sounds that they are so recognised for.

  • Skinny Pelembe

    Skinny Pelembe


    With a sample-hunting, studio-meddling mindset, Skinny Pelembe’s music roams hazy afro-tipped soul with psychedelic tangents. Born in Johannesburg, growing up in Doncaster, he’s a sparkling multi-instrumentalist who blends his production, guitar, singing and MCing to tap into a unique, influence-weaving sound.

  • Skrapz



  • Slowthai



    Northampton born and bred, slowthai is the rapper speaking out for a generation of kids who’ve been ignored for too long by the powers that be.

    His lyrics are cut through with a rawness and unflinching honesty that has the listener hanging on every elongated word (the slowthai moniker comes from a childhood nickname, born out of friends commenting on his slow, drawled speech). He speaks directly to a generation of kids swinging between anger and apathy at the unsettled times they’ve found themselves born into.

    His music is unmistakably British, treading a line between grime, rap, dubstep and garage – riding rough-edged beats with an adolescent charisma and confidence that recalls buzzy pirate radio sessions and handicam freestyles. All of this is encapsulated by live shows that are drenched in sweat and spit and booming with the sound of slowthai’s hooky flows and street-smart bars being chanted back at him.

  • Sons of Kemet

    Sons of Kemet

    World Jazz

  • Sports Team

    Sports Team

    Indie Rock

  • Stella Donnelly

    Stella Donnelly

    Indie Pop

    Stella Donnelly has forged her way to the forefront of the new guard of songwriters in Australia. She has most recently achieved her own identity with the release of her first critically acclaimed EP Thrush Metal. The first song from the EP, Mechanical Bull, has spread like wildfire since Stella was recently Triple J’s Unearthed Feature Artist. 

    Her brutally honest lyrics combined with jazz-folk sensibilities will leave you feeling like you've known Stella all your life. 

  • Stereo Honey

    Stereo Honey

    Indie Rock

  • Superorganism


    Indie Pop


  • Suzi Wu

    Suzi Wu



    A cocktail of Ian Dury, Happy Mondays and Patti Smith, Suzi Wu, AKA 19 year old North Londoner Suzie McDermott, has clearly been hugely influenced by the visceral connection between pop, performance, personal empowerment and self-education. Having released her debut EP ‘Teenage Witch’ in September, Suzi’s captivating storytelling and refreshingly unique sound has found her fans across the board, earning her ‘World Record’ and ‘World First’ on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show, Radio 1 support from Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Phil Taggart, a top 10 spot on the UK Spotify viral chart and a number 1 on Hype Machine.

  • Tamino



  • Team Picture

    Team Picture

    Alternative Rock




  • Teischa



  • Ten Tonnes

    Ten Tonnes

    Alternative Rock

  • The Beaches

    The Beaches

    Alternative Rock

  • The Creases

    The Creases

    Indie Pop

    Two friends out of school, Joe Agius and Jarrod Mahon, uploaded a couple of demos from a Brisbane share house and caught the attention of legendary UK record label Rough Trade Records. With the addition of guitarist Aimon Clark and later Gabe Webster, The Creases were born. The band released their debut EP ‘Gradient’ in 2014 and earned slots on Australia’s Laneway Festival and Splendour in the Grass as well as The Great Escape Festival in UK and SWSX Festival in the US. With a string of singles to follow, they’ve become a staple on Australia’s youth radio station, triple j ever since. In 2017, The Creases released their long-awaited debut album. ‘Tremolow’. A critically acclaimed body of work, heavily influenced by their love of eighties and nineties indie pop. It has recently been nominated for the Australian Music Prize 2017.

  • The Faim

    The Faim

    Alternative Rock

  • The Ganjas

    The Ganjas


  • The Homesick

    The Homesick

    Alternative Rock

  • The Kite String Tangle

    The Kite String Tangle


  • The Modern Strangers

    The Modern Strangers

    Indie Pop

  • The Night Cafe

    The Night Cafe

    Indie Rock

  • The Ninth Wave

    The Ninth Wave

    Noise Pop

    "Some bands just strike immediately with everything they do and represent. The Ninth Wave - with their inviting mix of glam-noir sounds, looming darkness and a penchant for more than simply the usual band conventions - are already drenched in a philosophy and style that catches the eye from the first moment you plug in". - Dork

  • The Orielles

    The Orielles

    Indie Rock

    Hailing from Halifax, The Orielles are sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade whom they met at a house party just a few years ago. The then teenagers bonded over their shared love of alternative US bands from the 90s such as Sonic Youth & Pixies as well as pioneering filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino (The Orielles have cited his work in their songs and consider his work a major lyrical and aesthetical influence). Keen proponents of the DIY aesthetic, they learned their instruments on the road through gigging and the band have spent the past few years polishing their sound. Now signed to Heavenly Recordings with whom they have released 2 singles to critical acclaim ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ and ‘I Only Bought It For The Bottle’.

  • The Psychotic Monks

    The Psychotic Monks


    The Psychotic Monks express themselves in a uncontrolled but deliberate chaos. A life split between experimentations in their own studio and concerts when they hit the road.

    Noise and fury, their music is driven by the pulse of life. Against the idea of a charismatic leader, the four musicians are looking for a balance between neurotic madness contemplative melancoly.

  • The Saxophones

    The Saxophones


  • The Spook School

    The Spook School

    Indie Pop

  • The Surrenders

    The Surrenders


  • The Vegan Leather

    The Vegan Leather

    Indie Pop

    Described as Paisley’s answer to LCD Soundsystem/Arcade Fire, The Vegan Leather spent 2017 playing festivals across Scotland. Dropping singles Eyes and Shake it which reached number 3 in the spotify UK viral chart, self directing subsequent videos and launching their own live club night ‘Midnight Pink’. The four piece continue into 2018 with their eyes firmly set on releasing their debut LP later in the year.

  • The Wandering Hearts

    The Wandering Hearts


  • Three Body Trio

    Three Body Trio

    Free Jazz

    Three Body Trio are a groove-based electronic band that perform with the spirit of free jazz. Using a mess of hardware, software and instruments, the multi-instrumentalists lay down beats inspired by the greats of jazz, funk and hip hop and informed by their belief in improvised music charged with spontaneity.

  • Tim Chadwick

    Tim Chadwick


  • Tirzah


    Electronic Pop

  • Tom Grennan

    Tom Grennan

    Indie Rock

  • Tom Tripp

    Tom Tripp

    Electronic Pop

  • Tom Walker

    Tom Walker

    Indie Pop

    Having been included in many of the polls and tips for 2018 including BBC Sound Of 2018; MTV's Brand New 2018; Shazam's 'Next To Know'; Ticketmaster's New For 2018 and many others, Tom Walker looks like he is set for a great year.

    The Glasgow born, Manchester raised, singer/songwriter, is making his mark all over the globe with his latest single ‘Leave A Light On’, which has been playlisted on the biggest radio stations in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France plus has been added to the A List on BBC Radio 1 in the UK and looks on course to go Top 20 in Italy. The gut-wrenching track written by Tom and Steve Mac and produced by Steve (Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”, Anne Marie’s ‘Alarm’) that builds from a solo piano intro into an emotional crescendo of skittering drums and pitched up synths with Tom's passionate vocals eventually descending into a distorted plea to a friend in need.  Once again, his lyrics point to a darker side than his sunny demeanour suggests. 

    His previous single ‘Just You & I’ peaked at #22 in the Hot AC chart, in the US, thanks to his mesmerising performance of the song on NBC’s the Today Show,

    With 70 million streams to his name, Tom’s previous single ‘Heartland’ was co-written and produced with Naughty Boy, and became a mainstay on Radio 1. It followed his breakout track ‘Fly Away With Me’ and ‘Blessings’- an acoustic version of which he played on BBC 2’s Saturday night Glastonbury coverage.

    Tom has his biggest European and UK Tours in March and April including his largest headline show to date at KOKO in London on 27th March 2018.

  • TORS


    Dream Pop

    The Devon based group Tors produce soft, sun kissed acoustic songs of simple beauty. Their latest release “Seventeen” is an understand ode to youth, with great harmonies and emotive lyrics.

  • Touts



    TOUTS a three piece teenage punk band from Derry, Northern Ireland. The unhinged, angry and visceral teens are Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan & Luke McLaughlin. ” A singer that can’t sing , A mod that can’t play bass & a drummer that can’t see”.

    The toils and tribulations of small town life is a path well trodden, but not in the way Touts do it, they’ve dug the path up and set fire to the rubble. Inspired by dodgy politicians, shitty school life and the sort of weekend politics that fries any teenage brain. This results in a set of incendiary two minute sub culture anthems.

  • Trampolene


    Garage Rock

  • Tshegue


    Garage Rock

    “Faty Sy Savanet is the lead singer of Tshegue, the hot new Paris-based band that mixes tribal sounds with garage rock. Born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Faty brings a powerful, worldly energy to her music and she sings with a refreshing passion. Tshegue’s debut EP is set to come out later this month and we’re certain it’s going to make waves across the globe.” – VICE US

  • Tyne


    British Pop

  • Underwater Boys

    Underwater Boys

    Dream Pop

    Underwater Boys is Tom & Nick Klar – two brothers who make dreamy, fuzzy pop music in brighton. Drawing influence from Cocteau Twins, Beach House, The Cure, & Tame Impala, their sound is characterised by Tom’s sweet, otherworldly falsetto, and multi-instrumentalist Nick’s woozy, ethereal soundscapes. While on the surface an Underwater Boys song might sound bright and blissed out, their music is also bubbling with anxiety and tension, with lyrical themes of mental illness, existential dread and malaise. This dichotomy is at the heart of what Underwater Boys do. It is joyful, celebratory music about battling with the darkest parts of yourself – being vulnerable, and trying to get better.

  • Valeras


    Alternative Rock




  • Vuélveteloca



  • Walrus


    Alternative Rock

  • Warmduscher


    Alternative Rock

    Comprising of members from bands such as Paranoid London and Fat White Family, Warmduscher have been described as a bizarre yet exciting band.

    Clams Baker (Mutado Pintado/Paranoid London)
    Lightnin’ Jack Everett (Fat White Family)
    The Saulcano (Insecure Men, Fat White Family)
    Mr. Salt Fingers Lovecraft (Childhood, Insecure Men)
    The Witherer aka Little Whiskers (Paranoid London)

  • Wet Red

    Wet Red


    Wet Red is an eye-catching rock band, which lives, rehearses, and performs just a short walk away from the Kremlin. By combining viral melodies with bold postpunk rhythms and glam rock stage personas, the band, under the leadership of its frontwoman Eva Vostroknutova, has become a favourite with the Moscow fashionistas for its whirlwind live performances and DIY videos. Throughout its two-year history, Wet Red has given dozens of performances, ranging from invitation-only parties of the international fashion brands to large Moscow festivals.  Having already released three singles, Wet Red — equally enamoured by testosterone music and haute couture — will soon finish the recording of their debut album.

  • whenyoung


    Indie Pop

    Whenyoung are Aoife Power (Vocals/Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar) and Andrew Flood (Drums) who originate from Limerick in Ireland but are currently based in London. First meeting as teenagers, sneaking into the only indie bar of their city in Ireland, they bonded over cheap vodka and The Velvet Underground. Soon after, Niall moved to London, with Andrew and Aoife quickly following, and here they began writing songs together.

    “It’s pretty miraculous for a band to be making such infectious pop music at such an early stage”
    - Felix White, The Maccabees

    “Bold and beautiful, we genuinely can't get enough."
    - Wonderland

  • Wild Front

    Wild Front

    Indie Pop

    "The sassy Wild Front come on like The 1975 listening to their dad's funk records on the super catchy 'Physics'." NME
    "The Hampshire four-piece have found themselves with a growing fanbase and increased attention from us all important journos in the blogosphere" Notion
    "Master class in glistening guitar pop that transports listeners to warmer climates with its exotic mix" Hidden Herd

  • Willow


    Electronic Pop

  • WOWH


    Synth Pop

  • WWWater



    Humbling power, sacred shower. Soulwax-protégée Charlotte Adigéry washes over you like a force of nature with a progressive mix of spiky electronics, pulsing drums and an unstoppable voice. Joined live by Steve Slingeneyer (of Soulwax fame) on drums and Bolis Pupul (a DEEWEE regular) on synths, WWWater anoints both your soul and feet. Sometimes soothing, sometimes boiling, but always refreshing. WWWater has a taste of all of’s Adigéry’s influences, ranging from The Slits to Ryoji Ikeda, Shabazz Palaces, Geneva Jacuzzi and Solange.

  • Wyvern Lingo

    Wyvern Lingo


    Music is the glue that helped Wyvern Lingo stick together. They originally bonded over hand-me-down albums of Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel along with the R’n’B of the 90s/00s that then dominated the radio. Their music stitches together

    this tapestry of influences, all united by their chilling vocal harmonies. Wyvern Lingo bring their stories together on their self-titled debut album. They say - “We were trying to find a title that would capture a glimpse into our world, what better way than to self- title the album. This is us. ”

    Their debut album went to number 1 on the Independent Irish Charts, and the Irish itunes charts and has been chosen as one of the Top 10 albums of 2018 according to the Irish Times and Hot Press. They have spent the best part of 2018 touring all over Ireland, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Highlights of the festival season include incredible performances at The Great Escape, Reading & Leeds (UK) Electric Picnic (IE), The Reeperbahn (DE) and supporting the legendary Grace Jones at Trinity College, Dublin.


    “It adds up to an album as narratively deep as it is musically chunky. How often does a new artist surface with a collection of tracks that would sound comfortable on a throwback cassette tape mix while still sounding fresh-to-death?” The Irish Times

    “It’s evident, from the way in which the band communicate with each-other on stage, that they have been playing together for years. They seem to be so in tune with one another that they’re capable of predicting each-others’ next move without a side-wards glance.” Goldenplec

    “It's this ultra modern sensibility which informs this easy to love debut album.” Hot Press

  • Yazmin Lacey

    Yazmin Lacey


  • Yellow Days

    Yellow Days


  • Yukon Era

    Yukon Era


    Forming in June 2015, already the boys have caught the attention of The New Zealand Herald, Impose Mag, Vice’s Noisey, Under The Radar and Radio New Zealand, and have supported international acts such as The Cult, The Reubens, Mac Demarco, Viet Cong, and Mini Mansions. They also appeared at the Auckland leg of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2017. After releasing two EP’s, the boys are set to release their debut full length album, recorded at Red Bull Studios in Auckland, in early 2018.

  • Yussef Dayes

    Yussef Dayes


  • 3rd Line Butterfly

    3rd Line Butterfly

    Alternative Rock

  • 47Soul



  • A Festival, A Parade

    A Festival, A Parade

    Alternative Rock

  • Æ MAK

    Æ MAK


  • Aeris Roves

    Aeris Roves


  • AK/DK


    Electronic Pop

  • All Our Exes Live in Texas

    All Our Exes Live in Texas

    Alternative Folk

  • Alma



  • Amaroun


    Electronic Pop

  • APRE


    Electronic Pop

    That rare new band who seem to arrive self-contained, fully-formed, and seemingly ready for anything, APRE are already showing a keen ear for fearless pop songs which also speak of life's bigger hopes and fears.

    Drawing equal influence from the confessional tones of Bon Iver and Foals as red-blooded 80s pinups like Tears For Fears and ABC, APRE first met in the unlikely musical haven of Ealing Chess Club. They were introduced through the owner Sue, who let the pair use the back room of the club to start self-producing their songs and rehearse their creations live. The first results, 'The Movement Of Time' EP, proved an immediate checkmate, twisting those most private moments into widescreen, alternative pop. Its followup - 'Drum Machines Killed Music' - began life as one of the boys’ dissertation title, but now acts as a movement of time into the next phase of APRE (discussing the changes in music through the developing use of drum machines). Nodding to the past, present and brightly forecast future, APRE's quickly-identifiable sound is matched by a keen eye for arresting, slightly surreal visuals (from the early artwork to their instantly-identifiable red jackets). Watch this one.

  • Ari Roar

    Ari Roar


  • Art School Girlfriend

    Art School Girlfriend

    Dream Pop

    Originally from North Wales, she decamped to London for five years where she fronted a shoegaze band before settling in Margate, Kent. Opting for the new moniker ‘Art School Girlfriend’, her self-produced tracks explore themes of queer identity, lust and disillusionment.

  • BC Camplight

    BC Camplight

    Alternative Country

    Lost treasure needn’t be found in the distant past; the 21st century hides many artists who disappeared into the great wide yonder. BC Camplight is one such example. The alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent. Christinzio certainly knew it – he’s described himself as, “the guy who blew it.”

    But this sublime talent with the keening vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has another chance. His new album 'How To Die In The North', recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, England, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that’s part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.

    Originally from New Jersey, Christinzio started playing piano aged just four, inspired by his mum’s Jerry Lee Lewis and Nilsson records and his Dad’s classical collection. Depression and crippling hypochondria clashed with captaining the football team and a penchant for boxing. Post-school, he fell in with people, “willing to go through shit to be a musician,” which saw him relocate to Philadelphia where he occasionally played live with Philly faves The War On Drugs and guested on Sharon Van Etten's album 'Epic'.

    He’s already done two sessions for long-term fan Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music, which featured Christinzio’s band of Mancunians who he met at The Castle Hotel pub, a watering hole in the city centre particularly popular with musicians. Christinzio also heard John Grant’s album on the jukebox there, which encouraged him to approach Bella Union. Grant’s cocktail of depression and self-sabotage thwarted an outrageous talent, but he took his second chance. The same deserves to happen to Christinzio, a similarly outsize, sharp and funny personality with a non-conformist streak. Far from dying, BC Camplight has been reborn in the North.

  • Benin City

    Benin City

    Jazz Funk

  • Black Futures

    Black Futures

    Noise Pop

  • Black Midi

    Black Midi


  • Blanco White

    Blanco White


  • Blind Butcher

    Blind Butcher

    Kraut Rock

  • Blossom Caldarone

    Blossom Caldarone


  • Brigitte Laverne

    Brigitte Laverne

    Synth Pop

  • Brooke Bentham

    Brooke Bentham


  • Bruno Major

    Bruno Major


  • Bülow



  • Cari Cari

    Cari Cari

    Dream Pop

  • Cassia


    Indie Rock

    Rob Ellis - Guitar and sings
    Lou Cotterill - Bass and sings
    Jake Leff - Drums and sings

  • Che Lingo

    Che Lingo


  • Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5

    Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5


  • Crewel Intentions

    Crewel Intentions

    Indie Rock

  • Day Fly

    Day Fly

    Electronic Pop

  • Declan J Donovan

    Declan J Donovan


  • Deep Throat Choir

    Deep Throat Choir

    New Age

  • Delgres



  • Delilah Montagu

    Delilah Montagu


  • Didirri


    Alternative Folk

  • Ecca Vandal

    Ecca Vandal

    Alternative Rock

  • Fabrizio Cammarata

    Fabrizio Cammarata


  • Forever Cult

    Forever Cult

    Alternative Rock

  • Franc Moody

    Franc Moody


  • Gentle Stranger

    Gentle Stranger

    Noise Pop

  • Gideön



  • Ginger Snaps

    Ginger Snaps


    Ginger Snaps is multi-instrumentalist singer and producer Jay Brook from Northampton. Whilst also being a main writer for the Radio X play-listed 'OhBoy!', Jay & his writing partner Lee Irons have spent time in their Northampton Lab cooking up a brand new sound.

    Beginning in April 2015, Jay & Lee set out on a new musical adventure, a recipe they'd been eager to debut for years through various musical endeavours but finally felt ready to showcase.

    First out the door came debut 'Paranoid' in May, a raucous, funk laden record, drenched in baggy instrumentation and groove effects, made pristine through Jay's self-aware commentary and gritty vocals.

    CLASH were quick to premiere the track and Radio X were made fans - adding it straight onto the Evening List. Radio 1's Huw Stephens added it to his BBC Introducing Playlist, 6Music's Tom Robinson put it on his BBC Intro Mixtape and BBC Northampton brought Jay in to talk about his sudden ascension!

    'Phat Kids' became the bold second single when released in July - where Jay received further high praise from DIY & Radio 1's Annie Mac - at which point she made Ginger Snaps one of her esteemed August #NewNames. Amazing Radio whacked it on its A-List - climbing into the Top 10 of the Amazing Chart. Sofar Sessions wanted to see it played live.

    This follow up single, filled with social commentary wrought with wit and angst, explores Jay's anxious curiosity into self-obsession and self-critique. Ginger Snaps continues to develop that trademark slacker delivery.

    A Ginger Snaps live show debuted when Radio 1's Abbie McCarthy asked the band to play her monthly Good Karma Club in Islington in September, a refreshingly different live set up involving parts of a gospel choir and a veteran scratch DJ.

    'Phat' has just been re-released stateside courtesy of ECG Records (Gaslight Anthem, Twin Atlantic<) & new single 'Number Crunching' is due in February in the UK via the incredible Killing Moon Records (Bad Sounds, April).

  • Gizmo Varillas

    Gizmo Varillas


  • Haiku Hands

    Haiku Hands

    Electronic Pop

  • Hangman's Chair

    Hangman's Chair

    Doom Metal

  • Harvey Causon

    Harvey Causon

    Contemporary R&B

    Calm and understated, Bristol’s Harvey Causon is turning heads with his deft take on contemporary R&B, percussive electronica and powerful, brooding vocal that sounds far more world wearied than his 20 years. Harvey writes and produces his own tracks, as well as collaborating with producer and flatmate, Gabriel Gifford.

    The most recent collaboration 'Worn You' was playlisted by Radio 1 as the BBC Introducing Track of the Week and added to the Burberry and Radio 1 Spotify playlists. With nods to other contemporary artists such as Jamie Isaac, the ambient piano ballad has a nervous energy but it’s dub tinged rhythm, clever lyrical content and fragile yet soothing vocal set it apart.

    After moving to Bristol last year, Harvey quickly released his ‘Introspect EP’, a collection of songs that he had been sitting on for a while. Eclectic, but polished, the stand out song from the release, ‘Systems’ was given a remix from rising hip hop duo Cabrakid. This earned Harvey an appearance at 'Cabra’s' support slot with Loyle Carner after the rapper heard the track.

    In October, Harvey released his single 'Frisson' with local Bristol label Leisure Records. Not only did it gain attention from indieshuffle and Bristol Live but it was described 'an impressively diverse three minutes' for DIY's NEU Pick of the day. It has since hit 220k streams, earned spots on NME and Spotify's 'Office' and 'Left Of Centre' playlists.

    As his unique sound quickly gained traction over recent months, Harvey was invited to record live at the revered Maida Vale studios for BBC Introducing In The West. His impressive live set comprises collaborator Gifford and drummer Ben Toon. Having already played sold-out shows supporting Tokio Myers, Puma Blue and Porches as well as Dot to Dot and 2000 Trees festivals, the summer bookings are shaping up to be just as imposing with The Great Escape, The Downs Festival and All Points East all in the pipeline.

  • Hatis Noit

    Hatis Noit

    Adult Contemporary

  • Hello Piedpiper

    Hello Piedpiper




    Adult Contemporary