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Paul McGivern

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Air Traffic  (UK)

Air Traffic create brilliant, occasionally brutal, pop music.

Debut album ‘Fractured Life’ earned the band a cult following and critical acclaim from NME, The Fader and The Sunday Times who called it "an often mentioned, rarely sighted thing: an emotional rollercoaster ride, get on it. 5/5".

Closing 2017 with a brand new single, their first in 10 years, and the promise of more material to follow, this Bournemouth UK based four-piece may go on to soundtrack the lives of a whole new generation.

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Belle Game (CAN)

Hailing from Vancouver/Montreal, The Belle Game weave intricate soundscapes into shadowy, dark-pop rumblings. Their “show-stopping" debut album Ritual Tradition Habit is a journey through 12 beautifully layered tracks; among them the acclaimed spooky ballad, 'River.'

Having been named by Paste Magazine as one of the 10 Great New Bands from CMJ, and played with the likes of Gotye, Karkwa, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Born Ruffians, Bahamas, The Belle Game is currently working on a new LP, set for release in 2016 and produced by Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene) and Dave Hamelin.

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EU / UK

C2C (FRA)

Electronic and Hip Hop phenomenon C2C broke into mainstream culture in 2013, bringing turntablism to the masses with their critically acclaimed album Tetra. C2C consists of 20syl and Greem (Hocus Pocus) and Pfel and Atom (BeatTorrent). The four DJs’ dominated the DMC World Championship 2003-2006, and after a decade of teamwork, dropped their debut EP, Down the Road, in 2012, followed by their groundbreaking album Tetra.

On stage, C2C’s impressive scenography expresses the band’s love for graphic design and visual arts. Their epic performances and original sound catapulted the quartet from Europe's biggest stages to Coachella.

Territory

Special Events / Festivals

Choir of Young Believers (DNK)

Danish indie band Choir Of Young Believers made their debut in 2007, seeing them win a host of awards in their homeland, and memorable performances at Roskilde. Signed to Ghostly Int, they have toured with the likes of Mew, Depeche Mode in recent years, and featured in a host of US TV shows including Beverly Hills 90210 and Numbers. In 2012, after finishing up a highly successful US tour, they released their second album “Rhine Gold”, while the song “Hollow Talk” from their debut album was featured as title track on the very popular TV show “The Bridge”. The new album, inspired by Talk Talk, Enya and Frank Ocean, was released in February 2016.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia / Excluding Denmark

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (USA)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s 2005 self-released ground breaking debut album is hailed as one of “The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade” by NPR.
In the ensuing years, Ounsworth has continued pushing himself creatively, releasing 3 additional acclaimed CYHSY full-lengths (for which he again wrote all of the music and lyrics) and issuing two solo projects, and touring all over the Globe. All of these experiences have helped Ounsworth refine his vision for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, as the group heads into its twelfth year and the release of its fifth and perhaps finest album, The Tourist.

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The Orchard

Territory

EU / UK / Australia

Cut Copy (AUS)

Cut Copy is a GRAMMY® nominated, ARIA award-winning musical act with 1,000+ sold out headline shows spanning several continents to date.


Initially the bedroom recording project of Dan Whitford, Cut Copy evolved into a full-fledged band with guitarist Tim Hoey, drummer Mitchell Scott, and bass player Ben Browning. The quartet’s studio albums include In Ghost Colours, which Pitchfork named as one of the best albums of 2008 and among the top albums of the 2000s, and 2011’s Zonoscope, which won two ARIA Awards and was nominated for a GRAMMY®. The band’s fifth and latest album, Haiku From Zero, is arguably the most sonically diverse, perfectly produced, and all-round timeliest record of their career. Cut Copy have managed the clever hat trick of simultaneously expanding their sound while also refining it.

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Cutters

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EU / UK / Asia

Dan Mangan (CAN)

Never one to rest on his laurels or do what’s expected, Dan Mangan has, yet again, transformed his sound. From the traditional stripped-down acoustic folk of 2010’s Nice Nice Very Nice, to the sweeping orchestration and avant-jazz arrangements of 2012’s Oh Fortune, Dan Mangan works best when he’s moving forward, challenging himself. His latest, Club Meds, released in 2015 by City Slang, is a departure, both sonically and thematically. The music is darker, more complex, but just as affecting as anything he’s ever done, with the richness and honesty of his singular voice ascending over the music.

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City Slang

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Dawn Landes (USA)

DAWN LANDES is a Kentucky born singer-songwriter now living in Brooklyn, NY. Her fourth album “Bluebird” features both Norah Jones and members of Bon Iver. She has toured extensively in the US, Europe and around the world including recently with Ray Lamontagne and Bryan Ferry. Having collaborated with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Justin Townes Earle, and composer Nico Muhly, her songs have been featured in commercials, popular films and TV shows, including The Good Wife and House. In 2015 she was invited to join Sufjan Stevens in his touring band.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Death By Unga Bunga (NOR)

Death By Unga Bunga epitomize everything that’s fun and great about rock 'n’ roll. Catchy riffs, wild solos and great songs. Fast, loud and funny! Clever hooks, dumb/smart lyrics and all round songwriting panache amped up the expectations for new album "So Far So Good So Cool", a title which handily summarizes their career thus far.


With rave reviews all round, the self produced power pop / garage rock gem has taken the band in a circle pit around the world. The riffs are catchier, the solos are wilder and the songs are faster, louder and funnier than ever.

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EU (ex-NOR) / UK

Dillon (GER)

Born in Brazil and based in Berlin, Dominique Dillon de Byington aka Dillon has always had a clear vision of her art. She already has released two studio albums which she regards as one body of work. In 2016, both albums were brought together with the live album Live at Haus der Berliner Festspiele in which Dillon is accompanied by an all Female choir, performing the tracks which she and her collaborator & co-producer Tamer Fahri composed. In November 2017, Dillon carves a new chapter with her third studio album titled Kind on PIAS, which Dillon refers to as an ‘album of love’ and, which this time, is entirely separated from her previous work.

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PIAS

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Dr. Dog (USA)

Dr. Dog is a psychedelic rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their sound has been compared to The Beatles, The Band, and The Beach Boys, but are so much more than this set of associations that crop up in nearly every piece about them. The band has released 6 critically acclaimed albums and has built a 'cult like' fan base. Dr. Dog's legendary live performances weave rollicking indie rock with breezy harmonies to create an all together joyous experience. "Their live shows are full of electric enthusiasm and sharp proficiency that illuminates how they became so well-loved." Rolling Stone

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ANTI

Territory

EU / UK

Dralms (CAN)

Full Time Hobby's Dralms is Christopher Smith’s latest project, which, over the past year, released two celebrated EPs; Crushed Pleats and Pillars & Pyre, now unleash their debut Shook in Oct 2015. The sound of Dralms has a gravitational pull much like Vancouver, Canada, where singer Christopher Smith resides. When trying to describe musical similarities, reviewers have looked in the directions of Talk Talk, Radiohead, The Antlers, Pink Floyd and Spiritualized, but those references only hint at Dralms’ indeterminable qualities. Clash described Dralms’ music as “a contagious, thrilling fare with a unique melodic sense.“

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Erika Wennerstrom (USA)

Erika Wennerstrom is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Heartless Bastards. After spending the past decade touring with her band, Heartless Bastards, and pushing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll into new shapes over five acclaimed albums Erika is taking some time off to explore new directions and work on her upcoming solo album.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Field Division (USA)

Field Division is the musical project of Evelyn Taylor and Nicholas Frampton. The American duo conjure up a cinematic blend of classic songwriting, inspired by the 1960’s and 70’s folk rock pioneers, and transcendent modern dream pop. After releasing their debut EP, ‘Reverie State’ in 2014, Field Division spent two years living on the road whilst recording their first full-length LP (out in 2018). The new album, co-produced with Mckenzie Smith of Midlake, expands upon the ethereal soundscapes of their music while exploring the darker and more personal sides of their songwriting.

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Graham Van Pelt (CAN)

“I’d like to be as un-mysterious as I possibly can,” Graham Van Pelt says. He’s about to release Time Travel, his first record in the four years since he moved from Montreal to Toronto, and he’s no longer Miracle Fortress, or Inside Touch, or any of the aliases he’s used to record over the years. He’s just Graham Van Pelt.


With the perspective of leaving a longtime home, of watching old friends change and familiar places become unrecognizable, came a recommitment to an emotional honesty in Van Pelt’s songwriting. Time Travel’s eight songs are a tangle of friendships and feelings. Moving backwards and forwards in time, they occupy a space of elegant melancholy.


Immersing himself in the work of house music legends like Larry Heard, Vincent Floyd and Maurizio and the fragile disco of Arthur Russell, along with contemporaries like Jessy Lanza and Kelly Lee Owens, Van Pelt built the album from the bottom up, rooting every track in the crude sequencer of the Roland SH-101 synth, a decades-old dance music totem. The result are melodies that are simple but affecting, anchored to deep, wandering basslines. Time Travels was engineered by twin brothers Mark and Matt Thibideau, whose techno roots deepened the grooves throughout the record.

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EU / UK

Grant-Lee Phillips (USA)

I’m drawing on the urgency of the moment,” reflects Grant-Lee Phillips. “The things that eat away in the late hours…” That urgency inspired the headlong rush of Widdershins – available February 2018 – in which Phillips invests the insight, nuance, and wit that has distinguished his songcraft over the past three decades in a riveting dissection of today’s fraught social landscape. With more than two decades' experience first as frontman of the acclaimed Grant Lee Buffalo then and accomplished solo artist, Phillips awakens comfort and hope by shining light into darker corners. “I hope to express my faith in people, my faith in the good ideas we’re capable of, and that regardless of what opposition we face, the fact that we can surmount these things,” he concludes.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Heartless Bastards (USA)

Heartless Bastards have spent the past decade in motion, boldly pushing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll into new shapes over four acclaimed albums and nearly non-stop roadwork. Now, with RESTLESS ONES, the band sets out once again, blazing a path to a place of shifting moods, seasoned songcraft, and unbridled spontaneity. Heartless Bastards’ fifth studio recording and follow-up to 2012’s breakthrough ARROW, the album finds singer/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom exploring as-yet-unvisited avenues of sound and sensation, her bravery and ambition readily apparent in the emotional timbre and the sheer physicality of her songs.

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EU / UK

Jesca Hoop (UK)

Jesca Hoop is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, a Californian who is now an adopted daughter of Manchester. Her career has spanned five albums of finely crafted song writing, sung from a unique intelligence and an unparalleled voice, culminating in 2017’s hugely acclaimed ‘Memories are Now’.

Having spent much of the last eighteen months on tour, highlights of which include a triumphant sold out show at Union Chapel, appearances at Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals amongst many others, and appearing as special guest at Jose Gonzales’ Royal Albert Hall show, Jesca is currently working with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, This is the Kit, Aldous Harding) on her next collection of songs.

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Sub Pop

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Josh Rouse (USA)

Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse's continued streak of excellence is easy to ignore and maybe even downplay a little” -- Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com. Josh Rouse was born in Nebraska, and eventually landed in Nashville where he recorded his debut Dressed Like Nebraska (1998). His breakthrough album, 1972 (2003) Rouse expanded his palette to the warmer sound of albums back then, as well as the more communal feel of the soul music of the eponymous year. After relocating to Valencia, Spain, Rouse has released a steady stream of high quality songs and albums. Subtitulo (2006) contained the international hit "Quiet Town". On El Turista (2010) he experimented with writing and singing some  songs in Spanish. In  2014, he won a Goya Award (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) for best song for "Do You Really Want To Be In Love," from the film 'La Gran Familia Española.

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Yep Roc

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Karl Blau (UK)

Bella Union’s enigmatic vocalist Karl Blau charts a new vision of country music with Introducing Karl Blau. A Northwest indie hero, Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the 1960’s and 70’s. Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO), among others.

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Bella Union

Territory

EU / UK

La Force (CAN)

La Force is Ariel Engle, vocalist and newest member of Broken Social Scene. Balancing grace and ferocity, she creates a dusky universe of godless devotional music that comes straight from the beating heart.


La Force is a meditation on the liminal, disruptive state of motherhood; the never-ending tightrope walk of life, and death; and the re-discovery of self. Borrowing its identity from the tarot card representing Strength – depicting a woman with gentle dominance over a lion – ‘La Force’ captures the tender / powerful essence of the music.

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EU / UK

Laura Gibson (USA)

Oregon singer/songwriter Laura Gibson is a remarkable lyricist with an unforgettable voice, writing about timeless questions of the human condition. In past she has collaborated with Calexico, The Dodos and Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists), and her fourth album will be released in April on City Slang Records. "Gibson's voice is 100 per cent her own." 8/10 - NME

"Curiously beautiful... The songs crackle and sparkle with instrumentation -- including vibes, woodwind, marimbas, pump organ and piano -- with layers of Gibson's distinctive voice, girlish and pretty, but cracked and splintered like glass." **** 4 stars - Mojo

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City Slang

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EU / UK

Liela Moss (UK)

Released through Bella Union on November 9th, My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth more than lives up to Moss’s promise of fresh, bold adventure. Sonically spare yet sumptuous in its emotions, elemental power and expansive melodies, the record is a richly felt, vividly realised trip into the interior from the Duke Spirit singer. A serene-to-stormy series of deep dream-pop meditations on devotion and selfhood, creativity and parenthood, it treats unknown territory not as something to fear but as a seed-bed of possibility.

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Bella Union

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Madeline​ ​Kenney (USA)

This October, Madeline Kenney will release her sophomore album, Perfect Shapes -- a wholly unexpected leap forward in both composition and musicality. The record was produced by Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and reflects a deeply collaborative and introspective process, apparent both in arrangements and lyricism. Dealing with subjects of femininity, societal pressures, expectation, value and self-worth, Kenney stands tall in a moment of musical bravery and personal clarity.

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Carpark

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Malihini (UK)

Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo met in early 2015 in Rome and, in what Federica describes as a "moment of surrender", decided to start making music together on a road trip through Austria, Germany and Poland. The duo gathered thirty improvised musical ideas and spent eight days recording with their friend and drummer Alberto Paone in a Roman studio.

In June of 2015, Giampaolo and Federica decided to break from their previous musical incarnations and moved from Rome to London, taking with them a hard drive of songs, a battered suitcase and vinyl copies of Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left and Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Mariam The Believer (SWE)

Mariam The Believer is the nom de guerre that Mariam Wallentin, the singer from the duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums, has chosen for herself.
In this solo adventure Wallentin leaves the mix of minimalistic blues, pop and rock impro that has been the characteristic of Wildbirds & Peacedrums behind, and steps down into a dark hole filled with vibrant creativity. An oriental ambience fuses with the warm silhouettes of experimental pop and unpolished soul in a way that nourishes both body and mind.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Mt. Wolf (UK)

Having impressed the online tastemakers with their early releases that continuously entered the top of the Hype Machine chart, Mt. Wolf are set for their debut album release in May 2017. Now grouped as a formidable 3 piece, with singer and guitarist Sebastian Fox, guitarist Stevie McMinn and drummer Alex Mitchell, the band's hallmark splicing of electronic and acoustic elements and layered sounds has not been lost in their new EP recordings, earning them comparisons to the likes of London Grammar, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Ros.

Label

CRC Music

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Murray A. Lightburn (CAN)

Murray A. Lightburn is a composer, musician, performer and music producer. He’s best known as the lead singer and principal songwriter of internationally-known Montreal chamber rock band, The Dears. Formed in 1995, their orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie rock renaissance.


The Dears released their two volume epic Times Infinity in 2015 and 2017. The project kept M.A.L. busy touring throughout the world, while giving him space to contemplate his solo album project, Hear Me Out, and perform several shows on his own.


Of his solo performance, XS Noise wrote: “Murray Lightburn proved he could take himself in any musical direction he wishes without dividing or disappointing fans.”

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EU / UK

Peggy Sue (UK)

Peggy Sue are London-via-Brighton indie duo Rosa Slade and Katy Young. Founded in 2007, the band have released three albums on Wichita Recordings, culminating in 2014's critically acclaimed 'Choir Of Echoes', and toured with the likes of Jack White, Local Natives and First Aid Kit. After a three year break - during which Slade and Young have been performing with all-female singing group Deep Throat Choir - new single 'Slow Fade' is an apt comeback – a melancholy celebration of patience. Upcoming fourth album sees the band borrowing from the perfectly-constructed pop songs of the 1960s and the understated, noisey guitar experiments of 90s indie bands such as The Breeders and Blur.

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Penelope Isles (UK)

Like breaking open a rock to discover a crystal inside. Shimmering, intimate and beautifully destructive, this is the experience of Penelope Isles. Siblings Jack and Lily Wolter make music that reveals a curiosity and sensitivity to the world around them. The four-piece band from Brighton via the Isle of Man have a sound that unfolds both dramatically and softly. Nostalgic, but undeniably new, Penelope Isles’ debut LP ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ is released March 2019 on Bella Union Records. For the lovers of early Arcade Fire, Grandaddy and Mogwai.

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Bella Union

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Piroshka (UK)

Piroshka is the Hungarian for Little Red Riding Hood, and gives a subtle nod to a certain red hairdo that stood out in the 1990s Brit-guitar-pop scene. It's also the alter ego of four notable talents – Miki Berenyi (Lush), KJ ‘Moose’ McKillop (Moose), Mick Conroy (Modern English) and Justin Welch (Elastica). Making gorgeous bittersweet, euphoric pop that is much more than the sum of the four parts, Piroshka’s music combines physical force with sublime delicacy and lyrics that reflect the brutal times we are currently living under. The band will be making their live debut in November 2018.

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EU / UK

Plants and Animals (CAN)

Plants and Animals are a Montreal-based trio that began playing together as kids, emerged on the international scene in 2008 and have developed a varied cult following ever since. Emerging on the international scene in 2008, the band have developed a varied cult following ever since, built this on the shoulders of their self-produced records, their intense live show, or both — depending on who you ask. April 2016’s “Waltzed In From the Rumbling” is their first album in nearly four years... It is Plants and Animals' most soulful and inventive collection of music yet. Eleven soundtracks for leaps taken, ships sailed, dark water and pink skies.

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EU / UK

Robyn Hitchcock (UK)

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).


Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.


Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’.

Label

Yep Roc

Territory

EU / UK

Roddy Woomble (UK)

Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of this debut solo album, My Secret Is My Silence. Having established himself as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, with his anticipated new album, 2017 will see Roddy take a darker more lo fi direction held together by Woomble’s trademark poetic lyrics, "evocative vocals and consummate gift for a tune."

Label

Empty Words

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Roo Panes (UK)

Since releasing his debut album ‘Little Giant’ in 2014 and sophomore album ‘Paperweights’ in 2016, Panes has racked up an excess of 100 million plays on Spotify and over 6 million total YouTube views. He has been described by Uncut as a ‘Britfolk pin up’ whose music ‘taps a deep well of folk heritage.’ Q Magazine has said Panes finds ‘a positive message in thoughts best left in the dark of night.’ Panes’ music is succinct, honest songwriting, from a place of deep personal expression, resonating with universal truths and values. His is a deep voice, one that sounds aged beyond its years, and yet, it’s telling of timeless stories, endless heartache and forever love. It asks that we all find the right way to see the world around us. 

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CRC MUSIC

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Rozi Plain (UK)

Rozi Plain has been making music since her brother taught her a few chords on the guitar aged 13. Raised in Winchester, she spent a few years studying art and painting boats in Bristol, where she began collaborating with long-term friends Kate Stables (This Is The Kit) and Rachael Dadd among many others on a thriving local scene. It was there that Rozi made her first two albums, 2008’s Inside Over Here and 2012’s Joined Sometimes Unjoined, each works of deliciously sad and beautiful pop full of heart-wrenching harmonies dotted with unexpected instrumental flourishes.


Almost permanently on tour, Rozi has taken her joyous live show on the road countless times around Europe, the UK and the USA, in partnership with alt-folk luminaries from Devendra Banhart to James Yorkston and the Pictish Trail.

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EU / UK

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (USA)

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is an indie pop band led by the distinctive-voiced Thao Nguyen, whose songwriting tends toward the musically playful and lyrically heavy-hearted. Raised in the City of Falls Church, Virginia, Nguyen took up the guitar and songwriting as a pre-teen, and was part of a country-pop duo in high school. In 2005, she released a solo album, Like the Linen, which revealed her somewhat raspy, punky voice and folky indie pop style.

Label

Domino

Territory

EU / UK

The Besnard Lakes (CAN)

The Besnard Lakes are a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Formed in 2003 by the husband and wife team of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, two of their four albums have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. Their fifth studio album 'A Coliseum Complex Museum' was released on Jagjaguwar in January 2016.

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Jagjaguwar

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EU / UK

The Dears (CAN)

The Dears’ songwriting milieu is influenced equally by nineties rock and a broad tableau of gospel, soul, and pop music. Since 1995, they have released 5 full-length albums and 2 EPs and have toured the world over, including performances on Letterman (twofold), Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Ross and at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Wireless, Montreal Jazz Fest, Siren Festival, Coachella, Austin City Limits, V Fest (UK & Canada), Les Inrocks (France), Pop Montreal, CMW, CMJ, NXNE and countless appearances at SXSW.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (CAN)

Armed with a sack of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion and a Telecaster, Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall and Matthew “The Axe Murderer” Rogers kick out raw and primal blues; continuing in the tradition of a ‘decades - deep blues style', while electrifying the genre a with a lightning bolt of new life. Their sound pays homage to influences ranging from Robert Johnson to Jack White, but its smothered in greasy, gritty soul, and punched with funk. Early on in their career, Hall and Rogers made the choice to limit their sound to whatever they could play between them, using only their mouths, hands and feet, and eventually the sound became larger than the band itself.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

This is the Kit (UK)

This Is The Kit is the beloved musical project of one Kate Stables, born in Winchester, England and now at home in Paris, France. Bashed Out, her band's much lauded third album, is the result of an extended period collaboration with the record's producer Aaron Dessner (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives), won over Elbow frontman Guy Garvey as well as his fellow BBC 6Music & Radio 1 DJs (Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Cerys Matthews, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart).

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Rough Trade

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Throws (UK)

Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders, Tunng’s founding forefathers, have found the pair re-igniting their spark on new record Throws through a magical Icelandic adventure of man chats, drinks-til-dawn, and a little ‘Northern Falsetto’. The result is a brilliantly varied record that couldn’t be further from the pair’s earlier incarnation, combining the dramatic Icelandic elements, synths, old guitars and an off-key piano to create a sound combing the traditional folk rooting of ‘Silence In Between,' and ‘Knife’s glitchy electronica, which all capture Reykjavik’s movement, energy, and throws of passion.

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Weakened Friends (USA)

Three alternative rock wiseasses and snack food connoisseurs, the trio—Sonia Sturino [vocals, guitar], Annie Hoffman [bass], and Cam Jones [drums]—first congregated in their adopted hometown during 2014. Sonia had recently relocated from Toronto and holed up in a house with Cam and a bunch of other dudes before witnessing Annie play live and asking her to join the band. As they released two independent EPs, Gloomy Tunes and Crushed, they stirred up a palpable buzz (between consuming sour spaghetti and causing trouble). Gigs followed with everyone from CHVRCHES and Silversun Pickups to Beach Slang and Juliana Hatfield as they made their 2017 debut at SXSW and earned praise from Vanyaland, CBS, If It’s Too Loud, and many more. A wiry, whimsical, and wild fusion of disarmingly pop hooks and fuzzed-out riffery that wouldn’t be out of place on the Reality Bites soundtrack or in a modern Brooklyn bar fueled this quiet rise.

Label

Don Giovanni

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Whyte Horses (UK)

Whyte Horses are a perfect psychedelic pop group. They shape-shift from Turkish psyche to Brazilian trip music, from acid house to electronica to punk rock to guitar classic in a heartbeat. The best music is made by fanatics. The kind of people who are immersed in its wonder and dream in technicolour and are obsessed by the never ending panoply of electric noise. The band is the brainchild of Dom Thomas, a music chronologist who scours the planet for obscure and rare vinyl genius. This obsession is their musical DNA and Whyte Horses are the sound of people who are on the quest for the perfect record and have decided to make one themselves.

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CRC Music

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Wildbirds & Peacedrums (SWE)

Liberated abandon of their primitive soul strikes an immidiate and invigorating chord hard in the lister.

Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Weliin create their music with constant spontinaiety and exploration into sounds, rythms and instruments as well as a desperation and obsession to create timeless music that addresses the basicalities and essense of life.

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Leaf Label

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EU / UK / Australia / Asia

Yuna (MYS)

In a remarkably short period, Yuna has risen from regional D.I.Y. notoriety to full-on international stardom. In the process, the charismatic Malaysian singer-songwriter—who makes her Verve Records debut with Nocturnal — has become the first artist from her homeland to conquer the American market. Creating an organic blend of contemporary pop, acoustic folk and soulful R&B, combining her engaging voice and expressive songcraft with imaginative production to create wholly distinctive music that's won her comparisons with the likes of Feist, Adele and Norah Jones.

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EU / UK

Zulu Zulu (ESP)

The enigmatic Fi-Lyon, M. Zebra and Girafa # are Zulu Zulu, a group that has not left anyone indifferent since they emerged in the Majorcan scene. Their music mixes African rhythms with pop melodies, progressive rock and psychedelic sparks. Above all these sounds appear guttural voices that invoke the language of the spirits of music, compelling the public to approach the magic of the musical ether. In early 2017, they released “Zebra Defense” with the label Foehn Records, with which Zulu Zulu managed to take the great leap and get the attention of the public and press across the country.

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Pitch & Smith is an international booking agency representing artists from across the globe throughout Europe and the UK, founded in 2007.

Combining years of experience from all backgrounds of live music, we possess an expert understanding of live touring and its many unique dynamics. By striving to keep communication fluid across all levels we aim to ensure that the artist, promoter and audience are always supported and satisfied.

As avid music fans ourselves, we passionately believe in each artist on our roster and are dedicated to keeping live music alive.

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