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Introducing: Joe Dolman

March 7, 2017 in Introducing, News

Joe Dolman is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Leamington Spa.

Praised for his relatable lyrics and emotive live performances, Joe has been attracting attention from the public more than ever before. With 2 independently released EP’s under his belt landing him top 10 in the UK and US iTunes charts, Dolman has been growing from strength to strength with each show he plays.

His first appearance on the big stage was at Hyde Park back in 2014, since then he has taken his music around not only the UK but overseas also – including festival appearances at Reeperbahn in Hamburg and house concert tours across America. New single ‘Addicted To You’ out now.

Joe Dolman Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Joe Dolman plays The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Thurs 9th March 2017, with support from Dahlia & Eve Pitt. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Addicted To You’ below:

Introducing: Gabriella Cohen

February 22, 2017 in Introducing, News

Talking about Gabriella Cohen requires a new adjective: when she tells you about a guitar tone she likes, an organ sound she’s looking for, or the opening bars of The Velvet Underground’s ‘I Found a Reason’, she might tell you these things sound ‘pink’. She’s not describing a synesthetic or aesthetic connection with the colour — instead, it’s an adjective she’s coined. Luckily, after a spin through Cohen’s debut album Full Closure and No Details, we’ll all know what ‘pink’ sounds like: it sounds like this. It sounds like heartbreak and reckless abandon, like quiet reflection and raucous teamwork.

Following supports for Warpaint, Wooden Shjips, and a US tour with Foxygen, the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter and the frontwoman of garage band the Furrs, embarks on her first UK headline tour in May, calling at The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on the 22nd.

Full Closure and No Details is available via Captured Tracks on 3rd March 2017.

Gabriella Cohen Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Gabriella Cohen plays The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Mon 22nd May 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’ below:

Introducing: Man & The Echo

November 25, 2016 in Introducing

Three years on from previous band Cheap Cuts, neither Gaz Roberts or his Warringon bandmates have had much time to ponder their brush with the pop scrapyard. With the name changed and the songs duly written, they’ve signed to James Endeacott’s hugely respected 1965 Records, been invited to play Billy Bragg’s leftfield stage at Glastonbury, enjoyed lots of airplay and had influential BBC DJ Steve Lamacq call Gaz “a great northern storyteller”, comparing him to Jarvis Cocker and their gigs to the first time he saw Pulp.

There is a bit of Sheffield’s finest’s era-defining mix of smart, observational pop and musical glam about Man & The Echo. But there’s also a bit of ABC, The Smiths, the Divine Comedy, Dexys, Super Furry Animals, blue eyed soul, 50s/60s crooning, literary references, social commentary, humour and much more, as they have arrived at a sound that isn’t retro so much as ricocheting through pop’s many decades and landing squarely in the post-Brexit, conflicted, chaotic UK of the here and now.

Man and the Echo Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Man & The Echo play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Sun 5th March 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Operation Margarine’ below:

Introducing: Tom Grennan

October 19, 2016 in Introducing

Bedford singer-songwriter Tom Grennan is 21 years old and the newest signing to Sony ATV publishing & Sony’s new Insanity label.

Maturity isn’t measured by years but by character and Tom is an artist whose age has no reflection on the depth of his art and story telling. A bluesy, soulful tone balanced with an original flair, Tom is guaranteed to make a massive impact on the scene when his music is revealed to fans.

In the past year, Tom has topped Hype Machine, made it to #2 on Spotify’s UK Viral chart, supported The Libertines, been Clash Music’s ‘Track of the Day’, and featured on the Chase & Status track ‘All Goes Wrong’.

Tom Grennan Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Tom Grennan plays The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Wed 8th February 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch a live performance of ‘Something in the Water’ below:

Introducing: Joe Fox

October 10, 2016 in Introducing

It’s his dedication to craft and a total disregard for trends that makes Joe Fox’s voice unique in the landscape of 2016. A student of every great songwriter from the Beatles to Bob Marley, he brings a classic structure to the mind’s eye of a listless and disenfranchised child of the inner city.

“Rewind to last year and Joe Fox was still best known (if known at all to some) for his vocal work on much of A$AP Rocky’s 2015 album At.Long.Last.A$AP, a collaboration that came about after A$AP himself discovered the talented musician busking on the streets of London.

Fast forward to 2016 and Joe Fox is now standing on his own two feet, showcasing his solo abilities through the release of two stunning singles. The first to drop was ‘Like Jesus’, a beautifully crafted guitar track accompanied by Fox’s soulful voice. In a matter of days, Joe Fox spoiled us again with his second single, ‘Autopilot’. The track stays true to Fox’s habitual stripped-back nature, consisting only of acoustic guitar and raw vocals. The simplicity of the track helps make it feel instantly familiar, which is testament to Fox’s ability to connect with the listener.” – The Line of Best Fit

Joe Fox Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Joe Fox plays Ort Cafe Birmingham on Thurs 13th October 2016, with support from Cosmo Pyke. Tickets available here.

Listen to ‘Autopilot’ below: