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Birmingham band The Musgraves on BBC WM Introducing

The Musgraves
Image caption The Musgraves have been working on an EP

Things are taking off for Birmingham Roots-Pop band The Musgraves.

They have signed a publishing deal, had an instrumental version of one of their tracks featured on a TV advert and released their debut EP.

The band joined BBC WM Introducing at the Mailbox studios in Birmingham for a live studio session.

Lead singer and songwriter Matthew Bennett told presenters Louise Brierley and Brett Birks: "It's going well, hopefully it just keeps on going up."

Advert success

The group, which was signed to independent music publisher Imagem Music last September, has released a four-track EP called Lost in Familiarity.

Talking about the band's highlights so far, Matthew said they had been doing a lot of recording and getting new songs ready for an album planned for early next year.

An instrumental version of one of their songs, Discover Me, has been used as a backing track on an advert.

Matthew said that came about after their publishers 'sent it out to loads of people' in the industry.

He explained how the band got together a few years ago: "We all met around the Birmingham area."

They said they were now working on the band full-time.

Lesley-Marie Turner, who is on backing vocals and plays glockenspiel and violin, agreed: "It's a huge risk but I think the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward."

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