Tuesday 18 June 2013, 17:34
Friday 14 June 2013, 15:23
Thursday 13 June 2013, 12:35
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Tuesday 11 June 2013, 13:09
This week we have Man Can’t Fly taking the BBC Introducing slot on the Radio 1 playlist. They’ve already been played by Sara Cox (twice) and will also be heard on other daytime shows including Greg James, Dev and Scott Mills. Listen to the track Don’t Waste My Time below, share your verdict and find out a little more about the group too.
Style: For a group that only came together in the autumn of 2012, Man Can’t Fly have already settled on an assured sound...
Thursday 6 June 2013, 13:37
This week’s tip is another one forwarded to us by Dean Jackson at BBC Introducing in the East Midlands. Spotlight Kid are a band from just outside Nottingham, whose new single Sugar Pills is a fine example of their lush shoegazey sound, with thick layers of guitar and synth wrapped in warm distortion and reverb.
Spotlight Kid have played live alongside The Joy Formidable, and their work is produced by Todd Howe who’s worked with The Boxer Rebellion, so they’re already in good company for the release of their forthcoming album 10,000 Hours which comes on St Marie Records this September.
You can see Spotlight Kid play live in Leicester on Friday 7th July at The Cookie Jar or listen from the comfort of your own speakers by grabbing my free download from the BBC Radio 1 website now.
Thursday 6 June 2013, 12:24
Last night Huw Stephens announced the BBC Introducing Line Up for T in the Park, and it’s a good one.
The stage will see a headline set from Discopolis, who wowed on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds in 2011.
They are joined by Saint Max and the Fanatics, a 18 year old singer-songwriter committed to quirky melodies who impressed with his session for BBC Introducing earlier this year.
Also on the line up are Story Books, who will play T in the Park fresh from supporting The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park.
Tuesday 4 June 2013, 19:00
On this week's Radio 1 playlist is If You Like To Dance with Skin & Bone. Their synth-filled indie pop will be heard across Radio 1 daytime shows such as Sara Cox, Dev and Greg James after being selected for the BBC Introducing spot on the playlist. Have a listen below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Hometown: An alternative dance duo, Chris and Andy hail from Warrington.
Style: We do like to dance to If You Like To Dance. Their guitar driven tracks were influenced by Bloc Party and Two Door Cinema Club giving us bonafide reason to bop.
You need to know: Once upon a time Andy got a U in AS Music Technology and had to resit, but thankfully that didn’t put them off making their addictive dance music, as debut EP ‘We Do Things Differently Here’ is out now.
Supported by: BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire are big fans.
Monday 3 June 2013, 11:19
This week my BBC Introducing tip is Joel Baker and it comes from BBC Introducing in East Midlands. He’s born and raised in Nottingham but now lives in London and manages to juggle a burgeoning music career alongside a day job as a “parliamentary bag carrier”! His debut EP, ‘Long Sleeves’, has just been released and maybe he’ll soon be sitting alongside fellow Dean Jackson-tipped successes: Indiana and Jake Bugg.
Why not also subscribe to Huw's free download here, to get your mitts on all the good new music before anyone else.
Monday 20 May 2013, 11:16
On the Radio 1 playlist this week is Gerard i2 and Mash Em. Gerard i2 played BBC Introducing Live in Derry~Londonderry last week and will now be played across Radio 1 daytime shows including Scott Mills, Dev and Greg James after being selected for the BBC Introducing spot on the playlist. Check out Mash Em below and tell us what you make of the track in our comments section.
Style: Mash Em is a hard hitting hip hop track with a funky centre. With his distinctive accent and gruff vocal delivery, Gerard i2 raps over a mix of old skool...
Friday 17 May 2013, 17:29
For my third BBC Introducing session spectacular, I was delighted to welcome a musically-ambitious but down-to-earth Glasgow band into Studio 1 at the BBC Pacific Quay buildings in Glasgow. On the strength of two phenomenal but fairly low-key singles on the fledgling label Flowers in the Dustbin (named after a Sex Pistols lyric, fact-fans!), I was intrigued to see how The Deadline Shakes' progressive arrangements and close-harmony singing would work in a live setting, and I was pleasantly rewarded.