Industry members can register here to gain free entry to Thursday (August 9)'s Music Week Breakout event at Proud Galleries, Camden, London.
The line-up for this month’s Breakout is:
Bwani Junction are skewed indie, sprinkled with Afro-Scottish influences, already compared to a mix between Vampire Weekend, Big Country and Two Door Cinema Club. Writing hometown tales, they mix local characters with the occasional political comment and anthemic tunes. NME said they are a 'glastonbury institution in waiting'
Equally primal and playful, swaggering yet soulful, anthemic but sonically experimental, ‘Invitation To My Voyage’ released on August 6th - is the second full-length album from Eugene McGuinness and his most powerfully conceived and fully realised artistic statement to date. Released on Domino & recorded with the dual assistance of Clive Langer (Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Madness) and Dan Carey (MIA, Hot Chip, Santigold) ‘Invitation’ is an unabashedly bombastic, brave and, above all, thoroughly contemporary update on a distinctly English strand of lyrical, gently fantastical pop songwriting that locates and celebrates the beautiful and the bizarre in modern life.
She’s On Fire is one of the most sensational launch singles of recent times, and the story behind its creator Bo Saris is equally remarkable. From being a soul music fan in small-town Netherlands to giving up mainland European stardom for happily starting afresh in London, Bo has patiently waited his chance to show the whole world what he can achieve with his unique, stratospheric voice. People are already clamouring to see Bo in action in the UK, with She’s On Fire tearing up radio playlists including support from Zane Lowe (Fresh Hype) and Trevor Nelson to name but a few. It’s the first taste of an album he’s been working on with an all-British cast of producers and co-writers such as Alicia Keys/Amy Winehouse producer Johnny Rockstar and Olly Murs songwriter Grant Black.
A self-confessed tomboy with a love of poetry, Krispy Kreme Donuts and mafia movies, A.Dot recently signed to Virgin/EMI; making her the first female rapper in the UK to receive a major label album deal in over a decade, the last being Ms. Dynamite. A.Dot's first stage experience came with an impromptu appearance at Missy Elliot's jam packed Brixton Academy concert in 2001. Aged just 14, A.Dot climbed on stage when Missy asked if anybody in the audience could rap and blew the crowd away with her bravery and bravado. Big things are on the horizon for this feisty young artist and the world is watching.
His first EP on ‘You Promised me the Sea’ came out the end of April, and gained Mary Anne Hobbs’ ‘Game Changer’ Record of the Week on XFM, getting no 1 slot on the Music Response listener chart, with lead track ‘ Tangles Never Tire’ being added to the Evening Playlist. Garnering comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley & Ray Lamontagne; a combination of Americana-infused folk and classic storytelling with the odd unashamed nod to country music.
Joe Janiak is an exciting young talent from Bath, blending an ethereal, sometimes haunting sound with classic songwriting; Drawing influences from artists such as Neil Young, Kate Bush and Arcade Fire.Joe has been hard at work compiling an impressive catalogue of songs from sessions in the UK and USA over the last year.
One of the hottest new voices to emerge in recent years, Alex Mills' has added her vocal to acts as diverse as Tricky, Roll Deep, Masters at Work and Basement Jaxx. Recent collaborations with the likes of Tinchy Stryder and Wretch 32 have cemented her reputation as a unique and diverse talent.Currently recording her debut album with producers such as Andy Chatterly (Kayne West), Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini) and Utters (Maverick Sabre).