SIVU+ JAMES ATTWOOD
Born in the sleepy town of St.Ives, Cambridgeshire, but moving to London to pursue music, 24-year-old James Page struggled to adapt to the capital. He worked as an administrator for a bailiff company, played a crash-course of depressing open mic nights, and then took up a permanent fixture in a call centre in Waterloo – the latter of which strengthened his work ethic, and the songwriting process itself.
Sivu’s luck began to change when, whilst playing bass for a friend’s band, he struck up a relationship with Charlie Andrew,who had just finished producing Alt J’s then to be Mercury winning An Awesome Wave. Charlie encouraged him to keep pursuing his own material, as James began to build strange sounds and textures around these dark yet ultimately hopeful songs. The MRI-machine video for ‘Better Man Than He’ went viral, and even more people began to take notice. At the end of 2013, after delaying the process for as long as humanly possible, Sivu finally handed in his notice at the call centre, signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and finished up his debut album Something On High which was released in October 2014.
“Heavenly…like one-man Wild Beasts” - The Guardian
“Heartswelling acoustic dexterity and glittering electronics…irresistible” - NME Radar
Watch the video for ‘Better Man Than He’ below:
Plus support from JAMES ATTWOOD
As an indie acoustic artist from Birmingham, he channels his guitar playing skills, influences and confidence as a performer into creating his own musical style. His original material reflects both indie music and in places references the folk genre also. Over the past year he has been establishing himself as a singer songwriter, performing around the Birmingham area at acoustic nights, open mics and local festivals. 2015 has seen him continue to do so, seeking new audiences and chances to share his music and passion for performance.
Listen to ‘Take On The World’ below: