Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling’s breathless insight with Daughter’s ambient indie. Having three previously self-released EP’s under her belt, her most recent Whole EP climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts, followed with a recent download-only track ‘Siren Song’ which received a spin on Lauren Laverne’s 6Music show, it is clear Charlotte is much more than the sum of her influences.

Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns, George Ezra and Annie Eve, Charlotte’s spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and support from the likes of national indie publications Brum Notes and For Folk’s Sake, as well as glowing recognition from BBC Introducing.

Charlotte is currently recording her fourth EP which is set for an autumn release. Imbued with a more abrasive, rockier vibe than her older material, her latest record will look to demonstrate exactly why she will ‘soon be anointed alt’s newest darling.’

Charlotte Carpenter Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Whole’ below:

Plus support from ALEX RAINSFORD (SOLO)

Alex Rainsford is a 21-year-old musician from Worcestershire, UK. The music? Think Ben Howard’s passion meets Mumford & Sons’ power. 2013 took him from Worthy Farm’s Glastonbury to Devon’s Oceanfest, sharing stages with the likes of BastilleGabrielle Aplin and Willy Mason along the way. Now after shows in Europe and playing tour support for artists such as Hudson Taylor and Brother & Bones, he’s hitting 2014 hard to celebrate the release of his 2nd EP, Gone Away.

The new EP bridges a gap between delicate and destructive, taking the listener on a journey as the songs move from section to section. This effect is only exaggerated when the songs are placed into their natural environment of a stage, where they breathe and grow into something else all together

There’s still some distance to travel but the road Alex is walking is paved with good vibes, great people & great songs.

Alex Rainsford Links: Tumblr | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Such Is Life’ below:

Plus opening support from ALEX MOIR

Alex Moir is a writer. He loves words. However, this isn’t to say he doesn’t love melody too. Having played piano from the age of 7, he immersed himself deep within music and evolved into a true multi-instrumentalist. With musical influences from Beck to Bowie, his refined, sleek songwriting is offset by his powerful, unique voice and raw live performances.

Having supported the likes of Gabrielle Aplin and Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Tom Robinson picked Alex for his first BBC Radio 6 Mixtape of 2014, followed by exposure from BBC Manchester and Amazing Radio.

Alex Moir Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Havana’ below: