Blog posts by year and month June 2012

Posts (14)

  1. This week's Label Of Love is the excellent Tru Thoughts label, based in Brighton, home to an eclectic and vibrant roster of producers, bands and MCs. I caught up with Rob Luis to get the lowdown on this fascinating label. Follow Tru Thoughts on Twitter and make sure you get your hands...

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  2. Added to the Radio 1 Playlist this week are Swale six-piece Story Books and their single Peregrine, an atmospheric track that seduces you instantly. Story Books first came to the attention of BBC Introducing in Kent and have since received regular airplay on Huw Stephens' Radio 1 show and Tom ...

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  3. Our final pre-Hackney Weekend interview comes from the dynamic indie-pop fourpiece Arthur Beatrice, who take to the BBC Introducing Stage on Sunday. Introduce yourself: We're Arthur Beatrice. And we make traditional pop music. How did you get started in music? We all went to school...

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  4. Taking her bow on the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend tomorrow (yes, tomorrow) is Paigey Cakey. If she seems familiar, it's because you may have seen her (under her real name Paige Meade) in Joe Cornish's 2011 film Attack The Block. We spoke to the rapper ahead of the moment s...

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  5. Wow. Hackney Weekend opens its gates in less than 2 days. All of our artists are now busy putting the final touches to their sets in order to impress some of the 50,000 strong crowd who will be there each day. One such act is In Search Of, four lads who play the Introducing Stage on Saturday. Th...

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  6. Deep in the heart of Los Angeles, Friends of Friends Music release some exceptional records of an electronic nature. I needed to find out more about the set up, so spoke to the charming Leeor Brown to find out more... Follow Friends of Friends on Twitter and get Huw's latest podca...

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  7. Another artist heading to Hackney is Lola King and The Kickstarts, who come to Radio 1's Hackney Weekend with a reputation for an exciting live show driven by the charm and swagger of Lola King and her super talented rhythm section. See below for our interview ahead of the big day! I...

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  8. Getting airplay on Radio 1 this week are Pale Seas who had their gorgeous track Something or Nothing added to the playlist. Originally from Southampton, Pale Seas are now based in London where their lush dream folk is earning them quite a reputation. NME say the band evoke memories of Elliot Sm...

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  9. With Hackney Weekend just days away, we thought it would be good to introduce you to a number of the acts playing the Introducing Stage over the weekend. There's an amazing variety of styles, from punk to pop, hip hop to electronica. Headlining the Introducing Stage on Saturday is i...

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  10. This week's Label Of Love is Critical Heights. I recently met Alex and James from the label at the Independent Label Market where they were giving away bananas with download codes hand-written on them. A good way of getting your five a day, no? The label are fond of a mojito or too. Fancy. ...

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