Watch: Izzy Bizu – Tough Pill

“Sometimes we are in situations where we worry about being honest about how we feel for fear of being judged, we tell ourselves we have to suck it up and smile. That can be a tough pill to swallow. What i’ve realised is that you don’t have to smile and take it and that speaking up and taking charge feels a whole lot better.”

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Watch: HONNE & Izzy Bizu – Someone That Loves You


HONNE will finally release their debut album, ‘Warm On A Cold Night’, on July 22nd via Atlantic Records.

BBC Sound of 2016 longlist revealed!

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The BBC Sound Of poll is one of the biggest and most accurate music surveys to find next year’s breakout star. Previous winners have included Years & Years, Adele, Sam Smith and 50 Cent.

I’m so happy to see that 2016 has a very strong line up with pop and grime genres taking the lead.

As is becoming usual (not that I’m one for gloating), the majority were featured on Alfitude a long while ago…

My bet is for Jack Garratt to win, with Dua Lipa, NAO and Frances and Alessia Cara to finish the top 5.

The shortlist is revealed at the start of January, with the winner announced on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on 8 January 2016.