The lady that was discovered by Plan B shows a lot of promise with this new track.
The UK’s most prestigious album award, the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize, just concluded it’s nominations ceremony. I’m not a massive fan of the prize, as it often seems a bit too snotty for my liking. That’s my opinion. Anyway, nominations this year are:
- Richard Hawley: ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’
- Plan B: ‘Ill Manors’
- Alt-J (∆): ‘An Awesome Wave’
- Django Django: ‘Django Django’
- The Maccabees: ‘Given To The Wild’
- Jessie Ware: ‘Devotion’
- Ben Howard – ‘Every Kingdom’
- Michael Kiwanuka: ‘Home Again’
- Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’
- Field Music: ‘Plum’
- Roller Trio – ‘Roller Trio’
- Sam Lee – ‘Ground Of Its Own’
My money goes on Jessie Ware for what it’s worth. Who are you rooting for?
Discovered by Plan B, this is a big, captivating soul sound. Check out here.
Riz MC makes sonically innovative and lyrically sharp music. Championed by BBC Radio 1 (through the ‘Introducing’ stage at Glastonbury, the Electric Proms and a Maida Vale session, as well as heavy radio play), he has toured his groundbreaking interactive live-show around the UK and internationally. Check out here.
I saw Plan B at London’s Mean Fiddler in July 2006, with Example supporting. The place was packed but at the time neither of these guys were well known- Plan B didn’t release his multi-platinum selling ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ and Example didn’t release ‘Won’t Go Quietly’ til 2010.
At the time, both were promoting their debut records, which sounded completely different to the stuff that made them big in the end, but which I preferred. I know they look like foetuses in these pics – I had a camera which looked amazing but sadly did anything other than take decent pics. But anyway, a couple more pics on my Flickr if you want.
Skrein has been around for a little while in the UK hip hop/ MC scene. His track ‘Reach’ for the Adulthood film is class, and reminds me a lot of Plan B’s first album. Check out here.