This week’s Seven Plays sees another awkward time for me, not because I couldn’t find tracks, but more that I couldn’t decide which track by which artist to include. Take MRo, a female producer and vocalist; her stuff is so great and so varied that I essentially had to pull together a panel to help […]Read more "BBC INTRODUCING – SEVEN PLAYS 07/02/17"
With festival season 2017 firmly in the birthing canal of readiness, it seemed about time to get to grips with what this years’ deal is. One local festival doing great things for new music (and creative innovation as a whole) is the not-for-profit, Exeter’s creepily situated Poltimore Festival. This has little to do with Exeter, […]Read more "Festival Season – Poltimore Festival"
This week’s Seven Plays epitomises a problem we have at BBC Introducing. It’s something of a lads club/accidental sausage party. I tried, I really did. Sadly though, there just weren’t many girls getting me excited on the Uploader this week. Great and lovely though the tracks by les femmes were, there seems to be a […]Read more "BBC INTRODUCING -SEVEN PLAYS 30/01/17"
This week’s inadvertently taken more of a production turn. Where a year ago the bulk of our Uploads might have been guitar based, be that singer-songwriters or bands, the range of tracks we’re now being sent is astounding. So sit back, crank the headphones up and prepare for smooth electronica, RnB, Hip Hop, Jazz, Shoegaze, […]Read more "BBC INTRODUCING – SEVEN PLAYS 23/01/16"
It took a while to choose which Nap Eyes track to go for, which probably implies I’ll be writing a lot more about them soon. For now though, there’s ‘Mixer’. A simple piece of melancholy and considerate poetry (that’s right, not just lyrics) over the bass-line of late night luaus and the guitar lines of 50s […]Read more "Track of the Day – Nap Eyes – ‘Mixer’"
Confession: Allison’s Gate – or as she’s known on her birth certificate, Carolina McPhail – is a friend of mine. Disclaimer: that’s not why I’m writing this. I’m writing this because ‘2008-2016’, the first track from her upcoming album Sink or Swim to be released on Brighton’s Memorials of Distinction label, is beautiful. In the time […]Read more "Allison’s Gate – ‘2008-2016’"
I’m really lucky. In the course of just doing my work at BBC Introducing in Devon, I’m exposed to some incredible music, most of which, despite our efforts, doesn’t get the exposure it deserves. So with that in mind, I’ve decided to do this. Every seven days, I’m going to be choosing my top seven […]Read more "BBC INTRODUCING – SEVEN PLAYS"