Southampton-raised, 22 year old London-based singer, songwriter and producer Laurel Arnell-Cullen has been busy this year, whether that be releasing her Park EP, or signing to iconic English independent label Counter Records (an imprint of Ninja Tune), releasing the tracks ‘Life Worth Living’ and ‘San Francisco’ on her own Theia label or heading out on her first headline tour.

Critical acclaim has appeared from numerous blogs, becoming a mainstay on the hype machine chat in 2016 and picking up support from the likes of Radio 1, 6Music, Radio X, Beats 1, Spotify and awarded Apple Music’s very first New Artist of the Week. Laurel has garnered comparisons to just about every young pop singer out there, including Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Laura Marling.

Laurel writes, performs, records, produces and mixes her music in her East London bedroom based studio. Where she has been setting the final touches to her debut album, due for release in early 2017.  Her music demonstrates a maturity of sound beyond her 22 years, her breathy vocals sitting atop exquisite melodies with heartfelt, intimate delivery.

Laurel Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Hurricane’ below:

Plus support from AUTUMN EVANS

Autumn Evans is an acoustic folk singer-songwriter from South-East London, currently based in Birmingham. Described as “somewhere between the pureness of Norah Jones and the rougher, more affected edge of Amy Winehouse“, Autumn’s lyrically-driven songs range from earthy folk to upbeat acoustic pair simple, pretty guitar melodies with a pure and haunting vocal sound that has seen her hailed as “refreshingly unconventional”.

Autumn has a range of televised trailer work, having sung on Sky Atlantic’s official Penny Dreadful Season 3 trailer in May 2016 and Channel 5’s trailer for The Accused in January 2017. Moreover, in the Summer of 2016 she played Valefest – the UK’s largest student festival, and Birmingham’s Door2Door Festival and is looking to appear at further Summer festivals this year as well as continuing to gig up and down the country.

In January 2017, Autumn released her debut EP, The Watercolour EP, which has received air play from local radio stations and earned her accreditation as “one to watch if you’re looking to discover some of the freshest talent that Birmingham has to offer.”

Autumn Evans Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘The Blowers Daughter’ below:

Plus support from LAURENMARIE

22 year old Laurenmarie is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham who has been performing up and down the UK for the past 6 years.

She’s played venues large and small, including the forum live at the Genting (formally LG) Arena before Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, Biffy Clyro, Paramore and Ed Sheeran.

After taking a long break from the gigging scene to recharge and find herself musically, Laurenmarie is back for 2017 and is hoping to find her place again in the music scene. From acoustic instrumentals to telling stories through her lyrics, the next EP is in the making and looking to be her best work yet.

Laurenmarie Links: Facebook

Watch the video for ‘Take Me Home’ below: