Monday 29 September 2014, 06:00
Saturday 20 September 2014, 17:55
Hometown: Låpsley (aka Holly Lapsley Fletcher) hails from Liverpool.
Style: Playing piano, guitar and oboe, she’s a multi-instrumentalist with a classical background, producing songs since the age of 12. Her sound is full of wonderfully delicate production, uniquely led by a mix of spellbinding vocal lines, pitch shifted or sung in octaves.
You need to know: This track is her debut single, which she produced in her bedroom whilst revising for her A-Levels. Since then she’s expanded her sound for live shows, including a stunning performance on our stage at Glastonbury this summer, watch her performance here.
Supported by: Since putting her music on the Uploader she’s had support from BBC Introducing in Merseyside, along with Annie Mac and Huw Stephens at Radio 1.
Thursday 18 September 2014, 16:39
A twelve-legged indie-prog rabble from Glasgow, Pronto Mama formed in 2011 and cite Talking Heads, Dutch Uncles and The Beatles as influences. Their recent BBC Introducing live session testified to the jazz-fuelled sextet's sense of musical adventure – and their predilection for false endings! – as they powered through three polyrhythmic pop tracks live for us on the show.
Thursday 18 September 2014, 14:49
Myself and Richard Pitt from BBC Introducing in the West made our way down the Gloucester Road into Stokes Croft "crawling" from one event to another. Working with several artists, promoters, colleges, broadcasters and labels, we put on four gigs that we were really proud of, with so much good...
Tuesday 16 September 2014, 15:47
Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's the turn of Liverpool based singer Esco Williams. His track 'Oh Jordan' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Greg James and Fearne Cotton. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and find out more about Esco below.
Hometown: He’s from Liverpool.
Style: He’s a singer, songwriter and producer. You can hear the sounds of his childhood heroes Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder in his voice.
You Need To Know: He played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds this summer. You can see his videos here.
Find out more: Listen to more of his music on soundcloud
Tuesday 9 September 2014, 18:13
Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's the turn of Jack Garratt. His track 'Worry' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Greg James and Scott Mills. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and find out more about Jack below.
Hometown: He’s from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire.
Style: He’s a multi-instrumentalist and fused electronic music with RnB. Sounds weird but download his ‘Remnants’ EP to see why everyone is buzzing about him.
You Need To Know: He played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading / Leeds. You can watch videos from his set here.
Supported By: BBC Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks are BIG fans and put him forward for this opportunity.
Find out more: Keeo in touch with Jack via his Facebook page, you can find it here.
Monday 1 September 2014, 15:47
Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. Taking the spot this week is the incredibly talented singer songwriter, Billie Marten. Her track 'Unaware' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Greg James and Scott Mills. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and find out more about Billie below.
Hometown: She’s from Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Style: She’s a delicate singer-songwriter and her intricate lyrics have already drawn comparisons with Laura Marling.
You Need To Know: She played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds. Watch highlights from her set here.
Supported By: She’s been supported by BBC Introducing in York & North Yorkshire and has since received plays from Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe.
Find out more: Follow her on Twitter.
Wednesday 27 August 2014, 15:52
This week’s discovery is from Dead English Gentlemen and the track is "Pappa Zappa". They’re a band from Sheffield, made up of Ryan, Kyle and Rob. Ryan and Kyle are brothers and formed the group in January last year, before Rob joined as the vocalist in September. This is taken from their EP We Don't Tell Lies... We Just Keep Secrets which came out in June. Thanks to BBC Introducing in Sheffield for putting this one on our radars.
Wednesday 27 August 2014, 15:05
Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. Taking the spot this week is an English-Aussie quartet, Sunset Sons. Their track 'She Wants' will receive plays across BBC Radio 1's daytime shows, including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the track, tell us what you think via @BBCIntroducing and read up on the band below.
Hometown: They’re an English-Australian quartet that now live in France.
Style: They’re surf-obsessed and moved to Hossegor in France, also known as the 'Surf Capital of Europe'.
You Need To Know: You can get their 'Le Surfing EP' now and watch their performance from Reading/Leeds.
Supported By: Zane’s already named them his 'next hype'.
Find out more: Hear them at their Soundcloud.
Tuesday 26 August 2014, 15:58Jamie and Izzy Bizu backstage at Glastonbury 2014
BBC Introducing is an amazing resource and an amazing platform for musicians that are under the radar, a lot of musicians are under the radar, but a lot of them have got something to say. The great thing about the BBC is that there are so many channels and stations that have the opportunity to get your music out there.
To me that is important because I love hearing new music, I love hearing music that’s under the radar, I love hearing new things that aren’t necessarily being fed to us by the major labels, because sometimes you know music...