After going through the task of sorting out all the new band emails I get sent, this is the best of the bunch, I hope you find something you enjoy…
The first band I am going to post in this feature this week is a band called Alfred Abel. It’s still very early days for them but this start looks promising. The harmonies are really great. They have an upcoming show on June 21st at The Beford.
Chloe Jones is a English born songwriter who now lives in Canada. Her music is incredibly atmospheric, mixing folk, pop and ambiance with her sweet voice. It resembled Lanterns on the Lake a little who were a New Treat long ago. She has two upcoming London shows, she is playing the London City Showcase between the 5th and 7th May and also the Bull and Gate on May 10th.
Samuel Brooks is fast making waves among the folk community. Ray Davis is a fan and Samuel has supported the Kinks legend on tour. Quite an impressive start for a young singer-songwriter. I am already a fan and can’t wait to hear more. He is playing at the Emily and the Woods EP launch on May 4th and has a whole load of other London dates lined up too. One to Watch for sure.
Tom Williams and the Boat are also ones to watch. There music is quite rocky with a nice country-folk edge. They are confirmed to play Bushstock, Camden Crawl and have a whole host of other dates planned around the UK which you can see on there myspace. They have a new single called Concentrate out on May 9th which is below.
Somethings you hear and you know instantly that its gonna be beautiful. And thats how I felt with Bella Hardy. Her music is quite traditional, along the same lines of Kate Rusby. She has an epically beautiful voice and gorgeous songs to go with it. She is currently embarking on a UK tour, and plays the Slaughtered Lamb on May 10th.
This is a band called We Show Up On Radar, who I have heard of before but never listened to. This song is very pretty, it was co-produced by Lisa Hannigan and you can hear that influence in it. They play the Bull and Gate on April 16th.
Paper Aeroplanes are another band with a strikingly gorgeous female vocal, this song is really catchy too.
This is She Cried (We Cried) by Halflight, whose low and emotional vocals grabbed me. Great track.
And finally, Toyface. A lady with a blusey voice and unusal quirky folk songs. You can download her music from iTunes now.