Andro – Fight Back

Having made his musical debut through critically acclaimed band Jungle, London-based artist Andro carries a distinctive vocal that is immediately arresting. Both versatile yet deeply moving in tone, listening to this talent sing his way through ‘Fight Back’ is an emotional experience. The song combines elements of soul, synth-pop and gospel and is one of his most personal works to date.

“It’s a lament to the loss of my father. It’s about pleading with him to stay and finding a way to fight. It’s one of the most painful songs I’ve ever written and took a long time to gain the strength to finish it.”

Taken from the debut EP ‘Mortal’ which is due 16th July 2021.

Andro

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year revealed

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mercury prize 2015

Another year, another random selection of records for the Mercury Prize…

Anna Calvi – One Breath
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
FKA twigs – LP1
GoGo Penguin – v2.0
Jungle – Jungle
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Polar Bear – In Each and Every One
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Young Fathers – Dead

My personal choice is for Nick Mulvey. Jungle, Kate Tempest also get the seal of approval.

The overall winner of the 2014 Prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show at the Roundhouse on Wednesday 29 October 2014.

BBC Sound of 2014 longlist released!

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bbc sound of 2014 list

I wait all year to see this list get published. Only because it’s interesting to see how many people have already been featured on here.

The BBC Sound of 2014 is often a predictor of what music acts will launch big in over the next twelve months, and has featured the likes of Adele, Jessie J and 50 cent.

This year’s mix is a lot better than last year’s in my opinion, and is definitely more pop-orientated than previous ‘Sounds of’. Here’s the full list:

The top 5 will be revealed daily starting 6th January 6th 2014, with the winner crowned on the 10th. I’m not putting any guesses on who will win this time round though!

New Music: Jungle

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Loving this track- you probably won’t have heard anything like this before, and that makes this a special thing to listen to. It’s coming out in the UK on Chess Club Records on 21st October. Check out here.