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  1. On the playlist: Lippi - Doesn't Need It

    Monday 29 September 2014, 06:00

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    On the Radio 1 Playlist this week is Lippi and his track Doesn't Need It. 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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    Hometown: He’s based in Nottingham.

    Style: He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer.

    You Need To Know: He performed with his full live band for BBC Introducing at Reading / Leeds this year. You can watch his performance here.

    Supported By: BBC Introducing in the East Midlands and Yasser on the Asian Network.

    Find out more: You can keep in touch with him on Twitter.


  2. On the playlist: Låpsley - Painter (Valentine)

    Saturday 20 September 2014, 17:55

    Rich Legate Rich Legate Introducing online producer

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    On the Radio 1 Playlist this week is Låpsley and her track Painter (Valentine). As the BBC Introducing representative on the station’s playlist, the track will get played on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills and Greg James. Listen to the track and find out more about her below.

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    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.

    Find out more: You can follow her on Twitter and listen to more on Soundcloud.

     

  3. In session for BBC Radio Scotland: Pronto Mama

    Thursday 18 September 2014, 16:39

    Nicola Meighan Nicola Meighan Presenter, BBC Introducing

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    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.

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    Alex Sharples, Ciaran McEneny, Craig McMahon, Marc Rooney, Martin Johnston and Michael Griffin kicked off their session with swaggering indie-brass anthem 'One Trick Pony', lifted from 2012's Lickety Split (their debut EP), and followed it up with the melodic kamikaze-rock of 'Goose Steps', the lead track from their new EP, Niche Market.

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    After a chat with the band which touched on their support gigs with Frightened Rabbit and Miaoux Miaoux, their recent collaboration with Hector Bizerk (they covered Gorillaz' 'Feel Good Inc'), their jazz chops and their unlikely slot opening for Jamie Cullum (they won his audience over, of course), Pronto Mama offered up a jazz-fusion wig-out as their pass-it-on track, with 'What About Me?' from Snarky Puppy – a US instrumental-funk collective whose aesthetic is echoed by...

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  4. The Bristol Gig Crawl

    Thursday 18 September 2014, 14:49

    Sam Bonham Sam Bonham BBC Introducing presenter

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    At BBC Introducing in the West our job is to promote, publicise and support all that’s great about the vibrant music scene for which the West Country is renowned. Our inaugural Bristol #GigCrawl was the latest event aimed at carrying out that mission - by supporting four venues and four gigs on one night!

    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...

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  5. On the playlist: Esco Williams - Oh Jordan

    Tuesday 16 September 2014, 15:47

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    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.

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    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.

    Supported By: BBC Introducing in Merseyside, 1Xtra have also tipped him for big things.

    Find out more: Listen to more of his music on soundcloud

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  6. On the playlist: Jack Garratt - Worry

    Tuesday 9 September 2014, 18:13

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    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.

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    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.

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  7. On the playlist: Billie Marten - Unaware

    Monday 1 September 2014, 15:47

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    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.

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    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.

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  8. Huw's BBC Introducing Discovery: Dead English Gentlemen - Pappa Zappa

    Wednesday 27 August 2014, 15:52

    Huw Stephens Huw Stephens DJ

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    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.

  9. On the playlist: Sunset Sons - She Wants

    Wednesday 27 August 2014, 15:05

    Kieran Yeates Kieran Yeates BBC Introducing Producer

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    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.

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    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.

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  10. How BBC Introducing can support your music

    Tuesday 26 August 2014, 15:58

    Jamie Cullum Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2 presenter

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    izzy bizu Jamie 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...

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