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  1. On the playlist: The Bulletproof Bomb - Five Green Bottles

    Friday 21 November 2014, 18:41

    Elise Cobain Elise Cobain BBC Introducing Team

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    The Bulletproof Bomb are the latest BBC Introducing act to be selected for our sought after weekly spot on the Radio 1 playlist. Their track “Five Green Bottles” (which you can listen to in full below) will receive spins by Greg James, Scott Mills and more. Read on to find out about this promising young London band and let us know what you think below.

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    Hometown: South London.

    Style: For an act that started as an acoustic comedy group when they were just 15, this London five-piece are actually now flourishing as a rather good rock'n'roll band. Inspired by a range of artists from The Clash to Gorillaz, to The Buzzcocks, their initial tracks were produced and mixed by Rory Attwell (The Vaccines, Yuck, Palma Violets). A must listen for fans of Jamie T and The Libertines.

    You Need To Know: After joining the Uploader nine months ago, The Bulletproof Bomb were instant favourites for BBC Introducing in London, picked up by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and selected as Zane Lowe’s Next Hype for his Radio 1 flagship specialist show. The boys headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 (watch the highlights here) and with various headline shows of their own...

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  2. On the playlist: Seafret - Give Me Something

    Monday 17 November 2014, 13:46

    Elise Cobain Elise Cobain BBC Introducing Team

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    Seafret are the latest BBC Introducing act to be selected for our sought after weekly spot on the Radio 1 playlist. Their track “Give Me Something” (which you can listen to in full below) will receive plays from Fearne, Greg and Scott. Find out more about this talented duo below and let us know what you think by posting your comments.

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    Hometown: Bridlington.

    Style: Seafret are Jack (vocals) and Harry (guitar) whose parent’s love of Bob Dylan and Elvis helped carve their current sound. With their stripped back-acoustic led songs gaining them a strong fanbase, the guys have already been out on tour with BBC Introducing favourites Jake Bugg and James Bay.

    You Need To Know: Seafret first used the Uploader in February 2014 and gained support from BBC Introducing in Humberside. As well as an impressive spread of live shows to date, future support slots are booked in with Hozier and a debut album is in the works, so keep a look out for these bright young stars.

    Find out more: See what else Seafret have been up to by following them on Twitter

  3. On the playlist: Star One - Never Give Up (featuring Doctor)

    Friday 7 November 2014, 18:43

    Elise Cobain Elise Cobain BBC Introducing Team

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    Star.One are the latest BBC Introducing act to be selected for our sought after weekly spot on the Radio 1 playlist. Their track “Never Give Up” (which you can listen to in full below) will receive plays from Fearne, Greg and Scott. Read on to find out more about this talented duo and let us know what you think.

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    Hometown: Tunbridge Wells.

    Style: Star.One are brothers Phaze and Blacksta whose first track was a remix of the Rastamouse them tune that got over 200,000 views on YouTube. This track features the vocals of grime/dubstep/reggae artist Doctor and is a must listen for fans of Chase & Status and Shown N Prove.

    You Need To Know: Star One first joined the Uploader three years ago and were supported by BBC Introducing in Kent. This saw them go on to be played across 1Xtra from MistaJam to Cameo to Trevor Nelson and host their own show as part of Radio 1’s Dance Radio ahead of Ibiza this summer.

    Find out more: See what else Star One have been up to by following them on Twitter.

  4. In session for BBC Radio Scotland: Neon Waltz

    Friday 7 November 2014, 15:56

    Vic Galloway Vic Galloway Presenter

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    It's not often we have a band from Caithness pay us a visit in the studio for a LIVE session... in fact this could be the first time! Neon Waltz are a 6-piece outfit fusing psychedelic and indie influences into their pastoral, widescreen sonic palette. They came to my attention earlier this year with the slow-building, atmospheric 'Sombre Fayre', a demo they popped online and emailed to me. It piqued my interest, I duly gave it a spin on air... but I wanted more. With a 7" vinyl single and download of 'Bare Wood Isles' made available, and wonderful performance of 'Sundial' at Freswick Castle, they...

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  5. On the playlist: Laura Doggett - Moonshine

    Monday 3 November 2014, 17:59

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Laura Doggett is the latest BBC Introducing act to be selected for our sought after weekly spot on the Radio 1 playlist. Her track “Moonshine” (which you can listen to in full below) will receive plays from Fearne, Greg and Scott. Read on to find out more about this exciting songstress and let us know what you think.

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    Hometown: Bath.

    Style: Laura is a singer-songwriter whose soulful voice and style led her to win the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition in 2011. She’s influenced by other singer-songwriters like Tracy Chapman and Annie Lennox, but offers a far more modern touch to her cryptically...

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  6. On the playlist: Adam French - Ivory

    Friday 24 October 2014, 13:17

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Adam French is the latest BBC Introducing act to be selected for our sought after weekly spot on the Radio 1 playlist. His stunning song 'Ivory' (which you can listen to in full below) will receive plays from Fearne, Greg and Scott. Find out more about him and let us know what you think.

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    Hometown: Adam is from from Congleton in Cheshire and now based in London.

    Style: He's a 22-year old singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. In August he stunned Reading and Leeds with his sets on our stage, take a look at his performance of 'Ivory' here.

    You Need To Know: Whilst many young artists write and record their first material in bedrooms and local studios, Adam wrote 'Ivory' in Africa, when he embarked on the unique concept of touring the continent. The 2013 tour contained shows and radio appearances across Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

    Supported By: BBC Introducing from Stoke have supported Adam from the start.

    Find out more: Find out what he does next, follow him on Twitter and visit his Facebook page.

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  7. On the playlist: One Bit - Not About You

    Monday 20 October 2014, 08:00

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    One Bit

    One Bit are the latest BBC Introducing act to be selected for our sought after weekly spot on the Radio 1 playlist. Their track 'Not About You' (which you can listen to in full below) will receive plays from Fearne, Greg and Scott. Find out more about this exciting duo below and let us know what you think.

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    Hometown: They’re based in Hertfordshire.

    Style: They’re an artist/producer duo who played the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park earlier this year.

    You Need To Know: Their Twitter feed mentions studio sessions with Melissa Steel and Vance Joy. Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart are already on board with One Bit!

    Supported By: Both BBC Introducing in Beds, Herts and Bucks and BBC Introducing in the East Midlands have been supporting these guys.

    Find out more: See what else they’ve been up to by following them on Twitter.

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  8. In session for BBC Radio Scotland: Machines In Heaven

    Friday 17 October 2014, 10:34

    Vic Galloway Vic Galloway Presenter

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    Vic and Machines in Heaven

    Scotland has been famous for its world-beating guitar bands for many decades now, but let it also be known that its electronic and dance scene is incredibly vibrant and globally influential as well. Taste-makers such as Calvin Harris, Mylo, Optimo, LuckyMe and NMBRS lead the way, but there are more and more grassroots producers and live acts rising to the top too.

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    My BBC Introducing session guests for September on BBC Radio Scotland were a Glasgow trio called Machines in Heaven, who I've kept a close eye on since they came to my attention in 2012. Following their excellent 'Glasgow Jihad...

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  9. On the playlist: Laurel - Shells

    Monday 13 October 2014, 18:22

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Laurel On the Radio 1 Playlist this week is Laurel and her track Shells. As the BBC Introducing representative on the playlist, the track will get played on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Greg James. Listen to the track and find out more about her below.

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    Hometown: She now lives in London but grew up in a town between Portsmouth and Southampton.

    Style: Her EP ‘To The Hills’ combines a mix of genres and styles. Think of a Ellie Goulding / Laura Marling hybrid!

    You Need To Know: This was originally an acoustic track about a recent break-up but her mum suggested making it a more electronic...

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  10. On the playlist: Martin Luke Brown - Nostalgia

    Friday 3 October 2014, 12:07

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    Martin luke brown On the Radio 1 Playlist this week is Martin Luke Brown and his track Nostalgia. As the BBC Introducing representative on the playlist, the track will get played on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton and Greg James. Listen to the track and find out more about this exciting new act below.

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    Listen to Nostalgia by Martin Luke Brown, on the Radio 1 playlist for a week from 06/10/14.
    Hometown: He’s a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Leicester. 

    Style: This is a big ballad from the newcomer. He’s previously supported The Maccabees and Newton Faulkner, so expect more anthemic tunes to come...

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