Vanessa Maria was raised on the Holmewood council estate in Bradford, West Yorkshire where she was influenced to start making music by the celestial sounds of M83, The 1975, SZA,Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd. Her songwriting expresses raw emotion and honesty and aims to inspire people to be self-confident,mindful and to express their own creativity .
Pixi Ink travels the darker underbelly of the world. Writing her music based on personal life experiences, both good and bad, she creates entire worlds that suck you in.
Recently featured as a BBC Introducing artist of the week with her debut EP "Blue Ink" described by Indie Buddy(2018) as "a captivating collection of tracks meandering elegantly from dark sinister indie tones to light refreshing sprinkles of pop"
Hosta Rita is a music band formed by Margarita Chursina in 2014. Stylistically, the band works in different genres as trip hope, jazz, lounge, rock and etc. The leader of the band Margarita Chursina combines sinning with cello playing.
Margarita Chursina- vocal, cello Roman Alexandrov - guitar Alex Yakush - bass guitar
SPEETK is an Electro/TripHop band from south London. A combination of dark soulful and jazzy female vocals, some bold hypnotic bass undertones tied together with sweeping synth sounds and sharp beats. Their aesthetic evidently contains aspects of Electronica, Jazz, Dream-Pop and Synth-Rock making their style edgy and intoxicating. https://www.speetk.com/
London-based Para Delta weave together soulful vocals with ambient and post-R&B/trip-hop vibes.
With roots in Ethiopia and Scotland, vocalist/lyricist Rachel Tesfaye, London-born drummer Hector
Barnicoat-Hood and Oxford man Joe Weller bring together their varied influences to create a melting
pot of sounds.
The music of the Apricot Hounds is unique and gutsy cocktail of soulful, trip hop, with authentic rock tones, infused and embroidered with the inspired technicoloured sound of experimental passionate violin and guitar blended with melodic, haunting, and harmonic vocals inspirationally supported by both acoustic and electronic drums.
The Apricot Hounds consists of:
Adam – vocals, electric guitar
Agne – vocals & keyboard
Vaughan – electric violin & guitar
Sheldon - drums & roland
We are ALVA, and we are a Southampton based, Female-fronted Electronic Indie 4 piece formed in 2017. We take inspiration from a variety of different genres such as Hip Hop, Indie, Electronic, R&B, Trip Hop and Pop. We have been very lucky to have had our song "On Hold" played on BBC Introducing Solent, with Stephanie Nieuwenhuys describing us as "smooth with an edge" as well as one of their favorites. We have also had the pleasure of playing along side bands such as Strong Asian Mothers too.
Formed in early 2015, The Post Romantics have set out to make music to that they love. “We’ve spent a long time figuring out what it is we wanted to do but in essence, we just want to write music that is honest.”
Influenced, in most parts, by literature, cinema and the dismay of modern love, three brothers came together with a childhood friend to create a new, unique sound influenced by the genres they grew up with. Heavy guitar riffs and 80’s synth sounds meet hip-hop drum beats and dark lyrical content to create the newest wave in alternative music.
Medieval folk music meets light indie, who then partake in the consumption of some obscure psychoactive substance.
Tipped by the likes of Huw Stephens, Janice Long and Tom Robinson, Mutant Vinyl aka Edwin Pope has been cultivating his own musical genre since 2011.
Supporting the likes of Rudimental, Mystery Jets, Rita Ora, Wolf Alice and Hackney Colliery Band; Pope’s infectious music has secured him features on 6music, Radio 1, 2 and Amazing Radio. His latest offerings; Lavender & New York Dub have gained tremendous support, with Lavender winning the SongLink prize for Best Contemporary Song in 2014.