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  1. 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.

     

  2. 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 Wales called Horizons, as BBC Wales in partnership with Arts Council of Wales launch a scheme to support new music like nothing we’ve seen before. Taking a few tips from BBC Introducing we’ve decided to take bands to Wales’ finest festivals this summer, but Horizons has one key difference, we’re pushing and promoting 12 artists over the next 12 months, looking for unique experiences, radio opportunities, and even international situations for these bands. Yes, focusing on a small group to see if we can really push people to the next level, and encourage the audience here in Wales to support...

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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

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  9. Huw's BBC Introducing Discovery: Count Counsellor - Warm Bullet

    Friday 13 June 2014, 13:31

    Huw Stephens Huw Stephens DJ

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    Hello you cheeky parsnips! Thanks to BBC Introducing in London for popping Count Counsellor onto our BBC Introducing Discovery radar. They are perhaps one of the bands most clouded in mystery that we at BBC Introducing have ever come across.

    They don’t let on much, not even online. So much so that there’s not a lot about them we can tell you. However, one fact we can let you in on is that they’re brilliant. They’re all young, under the age of 21 years old, and are a small collective from London and Adelaide. Individually they are also working with more established artists and have been featured/ appeared on various BBC Radio and TV stations in the last few weeks.

    That’s it really. However, we’re hoping to learn more about them as their career takes off. Enjoy.

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  10. Huw's BBC Introducing Discovery: Phildel - Moonsea

    Wednesday 11 June 2014, 15:55

    Huw Stephens Huw Stephens DJ

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    Our BBC Introducing discovery this week is a singer/songwriter and composer from London called Phildel. She started playing the piano in school and she’s been compared to Kate Bush. This lovely track Moonsea is taken from her album The Disappearance of the Girl. Thanks to BBC Introducing in Beds, Herts and Bucks for putting this on our radar.

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