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 beats, vintage samples and newer electronic production to produce a sound you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else.
You need to know: Gerard i2 sent the crowd wild at our BBC Introducing event at the Nerve Centre in Derry~Londonderry. After the release of two albums independently, he already has a loyal group of followers, which is continuing to swell in numbers. Watch highlights from his set, including Mash Em, here.
Supported by: Our BBC Introducing colleagues at Across The Line, Electric Mainline and BBC Introducing with Jen and Ally have all shown plenty of love for Mash Em.
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.
Friday 17 May 2013, 16:42
This week my BBC Introducing tip is Vanilla Gloom and it comes from Across The Line at BBC Radio Ulster. They’re an all-female three-piece and are influenced by the likes of The Pixies and Queens Of The Stone Age.
They’re originally from Derry-Londonderry, the home of this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend, but are now based in Belfast. This is taken from their new EP Vexed.
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Monday 13 May 2013, 13:12
On the Radio 1 playlist this week are Girls Names and their track Hypnotic Regression. The band take up the weekly BBC Introducing spot on the playlist and are rewarded with daytime plays across the week. Not only that but they are also playing BBC Introducing Live in Derry-Londonderry tonight (Monday May 13th) alongside SOAK and Silhouette. Listen to the track below and tell us what you make of it in the comments section.
Style: Hypnotic Regression is taken from the group's recently released second album The New Life. It is gloriously...
Thursday 9 May 2013, 12:21
This week my BBC Introducing tip is Camp Stag and it comes from BBC Introducing from Stoke. They’re a four-piece from Stoke-On-Trent and have previously shared a stage with the likes of The 1975 and Dry The River.
This is from their EP, When The Lights Come Down.
You can get the track as part of Huw's weekly download, available here.
Tuesday 7 May 2013, 11:28
On the Radio 1 playlist this week is singer Harry David and his track Solitude. He takes up the weekly BBC Introducing slot and will consequently be played by Sara Cox, Greg James, Scott Mills and also feature on Huw Stephens’ free download, available from Thursday. Here’s the track for you to listen to again and again and there’s always room for a comment or two at the foot of the blog.
Style: After showing an interest in music at the age of 14, Harry has spent half his life learning from different genres and influences,...
Friday 3 May 2013, 11:48
This week my BBC Introducing tip is Little Bear and it comes from BBC Radio Ulster and Across The Line. They’re from Derry - Londonderry and part of an incredible Northern Irish scene which includes rising stars Wonder Villains and SOAK. Their emotional and poignant lyrics have struck a chord and they’ve already attracted quite a following. You can see them in action at the BBC Introducing gigs in Derry-Londonderry in the run up to Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
This is taken from their new EP their new EP, I’d Let You Win.
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Monday 22 April 2013, 11:35
On the playlist this week is Indiana and Bound. Her song takes up the weekly BBC Introducing slot on the Radio 1 playlist after being recommended by her local BBC Introducing show in the East Midlands. HUGE NAME DJs including Scott Mills, Dev, Sara Cox and Greg James (a regular reader of this blog so we hear) will be playing Bound during their shows. But you can listen to Bound right now and find out a bit more about Indiana at the same time too.
Style: It’s hard not to be caught up by Bound. The intense production is brooding...