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  1. On the playlist: Charlotte OC - Hangover

    Wednesday 30 July 2014, 17:37

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

    Each week a BBC Introducing artist is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's Blackburn’s Charlotte OC and you will hear her track Hangover on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the tune below and read up on this very exciting band.

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    Listen to this BBC Introducing track on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 28/07/14
    Hometown: She’s from Blackburn in Lancashire.

    Style: Charlotte was influenced by the electronic music she heard in the legendary Berlin club, Berghain. Her debut EP ‘Colour My Heart’ experiments with a minimal and pulsing sound that can be compared to Lana Del Rey and FKA twigs.

    You Need To Know: She played on the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park a few weeks ago. You can see the videos here.

    Supported By: She’s been supported by BBC Introducing in Lancashire.

    Find out more: See what she’s been up to on her Facebook page.

  2. The BBC Introducing stage line-up at Reading and Leeds Festival 2014

    Tuesday 29 July 2014, 19:14

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    We’ll be returning once again to Reading and Leeds Festival this Bank Holiday weekend to showcase an array of up and coming acts. Our panel of producers and presenters from across the BBC carefully selected the 28 acts from a huge list of recommendations from our local BBC Introducing shows. We’ve also invited back some of the acts who’ve previously graced our stage to headline this time round. Don’t miss another chance to see Prides, Rae Morris and Moko before they make their inevitable moves to the main stages!

    BBC Introducing at Reading and Leeds BBC Introducing at Reading and Leeds

    There’s a huge amount of talent playing our stage this year so do come by if you’re at the festival. If not, then keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates and check back for live videos all weekend.

    Check out the full line-up for Reading Festival

    Check out the full line-up for Leeds Festival

    Here’s an alphabetical list of the acts playing on the BBC Introducing stage this summer:

    Adam French

    All We Are

    Billie Marten

    Bloody Knees

    Broken Hands

    The Bulletproof Bomb

    Crystal Seagulls

    Dancing Years

    Esco Williams

    Happyness

    Heavy Petting Zoo

    Hello Operator

    Jack Garratt

    John J Presley

    Judge And The Jury

    Juniors

    Lippi

    Lyves

    Man Made

    Moko...

    Read more about The BBC Introducing stage line-up at Reading and Leeds Festival 2014

  3. On the playlist: Nothing But Thieves - Graveyard Whistling

    Friday 18 July 2014, 16:56

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

    Each week a BBC Introducing artist is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's Southend band Nothing But Theives and you will hear their track Graveyard Whistling on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the single below and read up on this very exciting band.

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    Listen to this BBC Introducing track on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 21/07/14.

    Hometown: They’re from Southend, Essex.

    Style: BIG sounds that would sound at home on a stadium stage.

    You Need To Know: They just played on the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park. Take a look at performances from their set here.

    Supported By: They’ve had support from the team at BBC Introducing in Essex.

    Find out more: There’s tour date info and tracks on their Facebook page.

     

  4. Horizons on BBC Wales: Supporting acts with unique experiences

    Wednesday 16 July 2014, 14:21

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Hello folks! Or 'shw mae' as we say in Wales!

    I’m Bethan Elfyn, and I've been hosting a new music show for a number of years (with Huw Stephens at Radio 1 for 10 years), and now as part of Saturday night's 6 hour new music marathon on BBC Radio Wales. My show is followed by the legend Adam Walton who you should try to discover for genuine music love & unique presenting style – and we’re both part of the BBC Introducing family with a passion for sharing the most exciting music from Wales. 

    What’s on the Horizon?

    Since last summer we’ve been developing a unique project here in...

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  5. Huw's BBC Introducing Discovery: The Landed - Taking You Out

    Thursday 10 July 2014, 15:44

    Huw Stephens Huw Stephens DJ

    This week’s discovery comes courtesy of The Landed, a four-piece band from Essex.

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    Taking You Out by The Landed is Huw Stephens' BBC Introducing track of the week!

    They’re brothers Paul and David Hale, Paul Turner and Dan Currie and have had support from both BBC Introducing in Essex and BBC Introducing in Sussex. They spent the first half of 2014 on a 25-date university tour and playing at Canadian Music Week and this track Taking You Out is taken from their forthcoming EP.

    Get the track as part of Huw's free weekly download, available for 30 days.

  6. On the playlist: Gallery Circus - Supercell

    Monday 7 July 2014, 10:32

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

    Each week a BBC Introducing artist is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's South Tyneside band Gallery Circus and you will hear their track Supercell on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the tune below and read up on this very exciting band.

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    Listen to this BBC Introducing track on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 07/07/14.

    Hometown: They’re Graeme and Daniel Ross, a duo from South Tyneside.

    Style: They’ve spent some time in the US and their gutsy rock has obviously resonated on both sides of the Atlantic. There’s also a touch of Josh Homme in there too.

    You Need To Know: They just played on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury. You can watch highlights here.

    Supported By: Thanks to BBC Introducing in the North East for supporting these guys. They just did a session for them.

    Find out more: They’re releasing a new EP in September but until then, keep updated on their Facebook page.

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  7. BBC Introducing teams up with AIF for another summer of live music

    Wednesday 2 July 2014, 10:35

    Ralph Broadbent Ralph Broadbent Y Not and Brownstock Festival organiser

    Larmer Tree Festival Larmer Tree Festival

    The Association of Independent Festivals has again partnered with BBC Introducing to bring great emerging acts to the attention of our 600,000 combined festival attendees in 2014. Having taken the partnership a step further by rolling it out nationally last year, this year bands chosen by BBC Introducing are being offered the opportunity to play at some of the most well-attended, vibrant and creative events across the UK. However, it also brings some great emerging talent to the attention of festival organisers, including Ralph Broadbent of Y Not and Brownstock festival...

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  8. On the playlist: Port Isla - Steamroller

    Thursday 26 June 2014, 13:38

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

    Each week a BBC Introducing artist is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's Norwich band Port Isla and you will hear their track Steamroller on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the tune below and read up on this very exciting band.

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    Listen to the BBC Introducing track on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 23/06/14.

    Hometown: They’re a four-piece who met at university in Norwich.

    Style: Lush summer melodies perfect for a festival stage.

    You Need To Know: They’ll be playing at the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury this weekend. They’ve been touring with another BBC Introducing act – George Ezra.

    Supported By: Huge thanks to BBC Introducing in Norfolk for supporting these guys. Zane Lowe and Greg James are also fans.

    Find out more: Here more on their Soundcloud and read about their Ezra-touring shenanigans on their Twitter page.

    Read more about On the playlist: Port Isla - Steamroller

  9. T in the Park 2014: BBC Introducing line-up revealed

    Wednesday 18 June 2014, 21:53

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

    We’ve only just packed up the BBC Introducing tent from Big Weekend in Glasgow, but we’re delighted to be taking it back up to Scotland for next month’s T In The Park. We’ve got a line up full of the finest new under-the-radar acts put forward by the local BBC Introducing shows. Slaves will be back to headline Sunday night after an amazing turn at last year’s Leeds / Reading festival on the BBC Introducing stage. Local favourites The Amazing Snakeheads will be leading the bill on Saturday night to a sure to be raucous crowd.

    BBC Introducing - T in the Park

    You can see the full line up below and our T in the Park website and there’s highlights from last year’s stage here:

    The Amazing Snakeheads

    Baby Queens

    Beta Blocker And The Body Clock

    Brownbear

    Call To Mind

    Charlotte OC

    Copper Lungs

    Cynikal

    Eilidh Hadden

    Florrie

    GO WOLF

    Hannah Trigwell

    Lisbon

    Medals

    New Desert Blues

    Nothing But Thieves

    One Bit

    Silver Arm

    Slaves

    Tijuana Bibles

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  10. On the playlist: Aquilo - You There

    Monday 16 June 2014, 11:02

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

    Each week a BBC Introducing artist is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's Lancashire band Aquilo and you will hear their track You There on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the tune below and read up on this very exciting band.

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    Listen to the BBC Introducing track on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 16/06/14.

    Hometown: They’re from Silverdale in Lancashire.

    Style: Their dreamy electronic pop has seen comparisons to The XX and London Grammar.

    You Need To Know: Although they started out in different bands making grunge rock and metal music, they’re now making wistful, beautiful piano-led music. They’re playing on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury.

    Supported By: BBC Introducing in Lancashire are big fans of these guys and Huw Stephens made them his ‘BBC Introducing Tip of the Week’ earlier this year. Lily Allen also mentioned that she was a fan during a recent interview.

    Find out more: Check out their Twitter feed and be sure to keep an eye on the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage to see them in action

    Read more about On the playlist: Aquilo - You There

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