DISCOVER BIRMINGHAM: DELTA AUTUMN+ ROSIE TEE + GABY KETTLE + CARISS AUBURN

The sound of Delta Autumn appears somewhere between modern electronica colliding with 70’s jazz fusion with a nuance of post-rock. With glitched out sample manipulation alongside traditional jazz structures, nostalgic soul refrains peppered with grungy guitars and far reaching improvisations; the band tries to always innovate where it would be all too easy to emulate. The four-piece each augment their setups with an array of pedals and processors, as well as having producer/engineer Luke Morrish-Thomas pulling more strings from the sound desk. Band founder Robbie Moore and new recruit Sam Wooster share both vocal and synth responsibilities alike, with the former interspersing the set with Fender Rhodes segues and cadenzas, and the latter interjecting with blistering trumpet lines. Being steeped in the improvisatory tradition the band always use technology to enhance their creative decisions, whether it is one of guitarist Thomas Fords brain scrambling granular guitar solos or drummer Ric Yarboroughs ‘J Dilla-esque’ sample pad grooves, they never resort to the predictable pre-recorded laptop background track that mars so much modern music. Having enjoyed playing the main stage at Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul and a sell-out performance as part of Glasgow Jazz festival in 2017 the band is hoping to start work on their debut full-length record due for release in 2019.

Delta Autumn Links: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Check out this live studio performance of ‘Annie’ below:


Birmingham’s Rosie Tee is a composer/performer known for her innovative, atmospheric blend of electronica, jazz, classical and pop. With a sound dubbed a “grown-up brand of art-pop” by The Unsigned Guide, her contemporary approach to songwriting straddles the contrasting worlds of alt-pop, rising UK Jazz and contemporary classical. Colour and image are at the centre of Tee’s lyrical writing, depicting imagined scenes and scenarios with sonorities akin to Laura Mvula, Björk and Anna Meredith.

Rosie Tee Links: Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud

 

 

Check out the official video for ‘Chambers’ below:


Gaby Kettle is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Birmingham. Her music follows a mellow soul/jazz trend drawing influences from artists such as Lianne la Havas, Tom Misch, Jorja Smith and Celeste. Having previously been in an A’Cappella group at the University of Birmingham she utilises her experience to create songs that allow scape for smooth harmonies harmonies and a relaxed texture. After being part of an electronic band, she’s taking the leap into solo work in 2019 with more tracks to come in the New Year!

Gaby Kettle Links: Facebook | Soundcloud | Instagram

 

 


Cariss Auburn is a singer-songwriter and self-taught producer from Wolverhampton. Citing her musical influences as ranging from jazz to 80’s soul and funk, she has brought her melodic and soulful sound to regular performances throughout the Midlands and beyond, notably opening for soul legend Alexander O’Neal at The Jamhouse, Birmingham.

Her debut EP ‘Unphased’, from which the eponymous track was named “standout” track of the week on BBC Introducing WM, is out now along with the accompanying music video for her single ‘Summer’.

Long-listed in Glastonbury’s 2017 Emerging Talent Competition, she looks forward to releasing new music in 2019 after gaining local media attention with the release of her YouTube music video series “Wolverhampton Wanders”.

Cariss Auburn Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify