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 doesn’t always fit into to every category and that’s what BBC Introducing is perfect for.
I’ve discovered some great artists via BBC introducing, such as Mirror Signal, Soak and Ben Cox band (pictured above). They’ve all been featured on my Radio 2 show, which a very listened to show, so it’s a great opportunity for these bands to get discovered by people who otherwise wouldn’t have heard them. Through being heard on shows like this, they’ve been getting booked at festivals, Izzy Bizu I played on my radio show too and then I selected her to perform on the BBC Introducing stage...
Tuesday 19 August 2014, 12:07
Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. Taking the spot this week is singer-songwriter from Hitchem, James Bay. His stunning track 'Let It Go' 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 and read up on this very exciting new act below.
Hometown: He’s from Hitchen in Hertfordshire
Style: He’s a singer-songwriter and grew up listening to James Taylor and Bob Dylan.
You Need To Know: He’s had a busy summer playing at festivals such as T In The Park and V. He’s also supported Kodaline and Tom Odell.
Supported By: He’s been supported by BBC Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks since June 2013. Fearne Cotton is also a massive fan.
Wednesday 13 August 2014, 17:12
Tuesday 12 August 2014, 16:09
We’re almost at the end of a rather busy summer. After taking our BBC Introducing stage to Radio 1’s Big Weekend, The Great Escape, Glastonbury, T In The Park, Manchester Jazz Festival, Reading and Leeds and Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park (phew!) we'll finally be pitching up at Bestival, to finish the season in style. We’re heading to the Isle of Wight to showcase the finest up and coming DJs and bands. If you’re heading to the festival, come by on the Friday for our Opening Party – we’ve got a plethora of BBC Music DJs playing all night. Then we’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday with acts put forward by the BBC Introducing local shows. We’ll also be welcoming back two of our favourite dance acts who’ve been supported by BBC Introducing to headline – that’s Bondax and TCTS.
The full line-up for BBC Introducing at Bestival 2014 is:
Friday night opening party:
Saturday and Sunday:
The Gorgeous Chans
Friday 8 August 2014, 16:02
Following a very successful first year, BBC Introducing will once again return to Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and showcase six brilliant new acts. The line-up has been decided by the local BBC Introducing shows from around the UK.
We’re delighted to say Ward Thomas will be headlining our stage, an act who have become firm favourites of Radio 2 over the last couple of months. There’s also fantastic new talent such as Joe Dolman, an 18 year old songwriter who has graduated from filming famous cover versions for his YouTube page to uploading his original new music to the BBC Introducing website...
Friday 8 August 2014, 14:59
Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's Cardiff five piece Baby Queens. You'll hear their track 'Red Light' 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 this very exciting new band below.
Style: They fuse hiphop and RnB together with girlband melodies.
You Need To Know: You can see them perform this track for BBC Introducing live at T In The Park here.
Supported By: They’re been supported by the Horizons/Gorwelion scheme from BBC Cymru Wales and Art Council Wales.
Find out more: Hear their ‘Red Light’ EP on their Soundcloud page.
Wednesday 6 August 2014, 17:55
Friday 1 August 2014, 16:19
Every week a BBC Introducing act is selected for a spot on the Radio 1 Playlist. This week it's the turn of Scottish collective Call To Mind. You will hear their track 'A Family Sketch' on Radio 1's daytime shows, including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills. Listen to the tune below and read up on this very exciting new band.
Style: They’ve drawn comparisons with M83 and Sigur Rós thanks to their atmospheric soundscapes and haunting lyrics.
You Need To Know: They played a brilliant set on the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park. Check out the videos here
Supported By: They’ve had plays from Jen & Ally and Vic Galloway.
Find out more: For the latest on their gigs and music, follow them on Twitter.