Very often when getting a chance to sit down with somebody there are signs you know the conversation is going to go well or not beforehand. For me when getting the chance to sit down with Julia Michaels ahead of her headline show at London’s Shepard’s Bush Empire which took place last month the signs are very positive.
As somebody who is a fan of UK music and has been ever since I stepped foot in the UK back in 2008, I have very distinct memories of songs that remind me of when I first came to London. As a mear pre-teen 2009 was the year CHIP (then known as CHIPMUNK) released Oopsy Daisy the fourth single from his debut album I Am Chipmunk. Unknowingly to me, that song (which is still one of my favourite Chip songs) would create a full circle moment 11 years when it brought me face to face to with vocalist ...
When we first came across Daniel Caesar it was a pleasant surprise following the release of his debut album Freudian which came out in 2017. It was an R&B playlist where I first came across Best Part featuring H.E.R and since then I knew he was one to look out for. Following the release of his second album CASE STUDY 001 which came out earlier this year, I knew that we would have to catch his show when he brought it to London.
The name Julia Michaels might seem brand new to some as not everybody may be aware of her songwriting talents which has developed and grown over the past 5 years before she embarked on her personal journey of artistry with the release of her debut single Issues which was released 2 years ago. Following her debut “mini-album” Nervous System and 2 EPs Inner Monologue Part 1 and Part 2 released this year.
After embarking on his The Risk is Proof Tour Ché Lingo ended his first headline tour playing a highly energetic show at London’s Jazz Cafe in Camden. Having been a part of the crowd that was at the show and witness his talents live as he brought all his energy and gave the fans a treat.
Whilst people can pinpoint a number of issues that the discovery of streaming has brought us, one thing we can’t fault is the discovery of new artist that have appeared through random playlists whether personalised or not. And for us one of those discoveries has been Essex born artist on the rise NAHLI whose latest EP Therapy Side A made our ears do a double-take. We had a chance to catch up with the singer to talk about the EP, going solo, the 5 stages of grief and more.
Ché Lingo is an artist we have been aware of ever since we first heard him on his song Black Girl magic. Since that release, Ché has gone on to release a number of EPs the most recent being Sensitive which came out at the beginning of this year. Now getting ready to embark on a tour we caught up with Ché to discuss his music, the tour, being an independent artist and more.
There is something that happens when people come together and talk about music. For me, I often find that I have an instant connection with people who I share a similar taste in music with. It is that same sense of ease and comfort that I feel when sitting down with rising R&B singer, Ari Lennox, talking about her journey in music so far, the release of her debut album Shea Butter Baby and just talking about our common love for music in general.
When we first came across Mr Eazi when he played at Disturbing London’s AfroRepublik last year we knew he was one to look out for. Since then with the release of his album Life is Eazi, Vol 2 Lagos to London we knew that he somebody that we have to see again. And so with his upcoming UK tour in November, we spoke with Mr about everything from building his shows, playing across the world, as well as his new initiative EmPAWA and more.
We are halfway through the year and already we have seen UK music shining in its best. A string of UK artists have released Bops and Bangers that are making us all embrace what Uk music is about. We have had a lot to be thankful and appreciative for in terms of UK music and now joining the artists who keep on giving Mostack is here with his brand new debut album
Prior to SHY’s show at London’s Curtain Hotel which took place at the beginning of this month, we caught up with SHY to get to know her as an artist and find out more about herself, her musical influences, her career as songwriter her Swedish influence on her music and more.
Nick van Hofwegen who is better known as Young & Sick is a Dutch multi-threat artist who is not only an artist when it comes to music but also one whose talents expand to the visual sense. As someone who has designed cover artwork for Maroon 5 and Foster People to name a few. He is also an artist who has been on the rise for a while, with a string of singles, EPs and a debut album we caught up with Young & Sick just after the release of his latest EP Size of Relief.
Last night after taking a bit of time away from the gigging scene last month in order to recuperate and just gather ourselves together. We welcomed a new month by checking out a fresh new talent on the scene Maisie Peters as she played at London’s Scala.
Maisie who hails from West Sussex released her debut single ‘Place We Were Made’ in 2017 which brought her to mainstream attention. She has since followed up with a string of singles a well as her debut EP Dressed Too Nice For a Jacket. Earli...