ELIZA SHADDAD+ CHARLOTTE CARPENTER

Equally at home perusing murder ballads and decoding Arabic scales, Eliza Shaddad’s singular artistry is the product of an incredibly diverse and borderless upbringing. Raised across seven countries, she is the daughter of a Sudanese astrophysicist and a Scottish diplomat. A multi-linguist with a philosophy degree, Eliza studied Jazz at London’s Guildhall before self-producing her first EP, recorded at the studio of Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson. She then signed to UK label Beatnik Creative and released two critically acclaimed EPs, working with Mercury-nominated long time collaborator Chris Bond. Championed by tastemakers such as Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and supported by the likes of Wonderland, i-D Magazine and FADER, the EPs set the stage for an artist thriving on producing work abundant in sincerity and empowerment.

Eliza released her debut album Future in 2018, receiving praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, MOJO, Refinery29 and The Sunday Times. Named a Rising Star of 2019 by the BBC, her reputation for powerful live shows has seen her touring extensively, taking in the UK, Europe, and the USA, and playing dates with the likes of Kate Tempest, Oh Wonder, Lucy Rose, James Bay, and Turin Brakes. She has also collaborated with award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou and contemporary jazz group Hansu-Tori and is a founding member of seven-year-strong female arts collective Girls Girls Girls.

Eliza Shaddad Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘My Body’ below:


Charlotte Carpenter is the perfect embodiment of the independence; out there, doing it on her own, taking her music and stories to the people across the UK and Europe, managing her own affairs, choosing her own destiny. This isn’t some ‘strong woman’ cliché, this is a nominative determinism; place a piece of wood in her hand and she will use it to craft something of value to the world around her.

Acclaimed by Best Fit, NME, Clash, Classic Rock as well as BBC Introducing, 2 & 6 Music, Charlotte has brought herself to the forefront of alternative singer/songwriters. She has extensively toured alongside the likes of Marika Hackman, George Ezra, Hunter Hayes and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and is the founder of the artist led community, Babywoman Records.

Charlotte Carpenter Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Babywoman’ here: