Friday 24 October 2014, 13:17
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.
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.
Monday 20 October 2014, 08:00
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.
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.
Friday 17 October 2014, 10:34
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.
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' EP and proper full-length album 'Bordersbreakdown', I knew they had the skills in the studio and increasingly as a live proposition.Equipped with samplers, sequencers, keyboards and computers (as well as one of those old-fashioned electric guitar things!), they set up and ran through 2 original songs and a cover version on air, alongside some chat about their history, influences and ethos. Bravely they decided to play brand new tracks, 'Hindu Milk' and 'Feel Slow' from a forthcoming EP, rather than tried and tested album tracks.Combining warm, luscious synth textures, throbbing basslines, skittering...
Monday 13 October 2014, 18:22
Friday 3 October 2014, 12:07
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.
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.
You Need To Know: He’s already on Zane Lowe’s radar – Zane made Martin his ‘Next Hype’ earlier this year.
Supported By: Thanks to BBC Introducing in the East Midlands for tipping us about this track!
Find out more: You can see the video for Nostalgia here.
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...