Bands to Watch: Rosie Lowe

It’s no surprise that Rosie Lowe has pursued a career in music. The Devon-born singer-songwriter comes from a family of musicians, who brought her up on a rich musical diet, which saw her learning how to play the violin and the piano by the age of five.

Heavily inspired by jazz and soul musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell and Billie Holiday, Lowe has been compared to the likes of Laura Mvula, Solange Knowles and Jessie Ware, and it’s clear to see why.

Rosie Lowe first rose to fame in 2013 as the vocalist on Lil Silva’s ‘No Doubt’. This was closely followed by the release of her ‘The Right Thing’ – her debut EP. Produced by Kwes and Dave Okumu (of The Invisible), the EP received unanimous acclaim from critics and fans alike. Tracks from the EP were added to both the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Introducing playlists – the only artist to ever achieve this feat.

In 2014, Rosie Lowe became Paul Epworth’s latest signing on his Wolf Tone label (whose other signings include Glass Animals). During the summer, Lowe appeared at a string of city-wide showcases, including Bestival, Liverpool’s Sound City, Live At Leeds and The Great Escape. She also performed to sold-out headline show at London’s XOYO in May.

Almost a year on from the release of her debut EP, Rosie Lowe launched ‘Water Came Down’ in September 2014, which was premiered on BBC Radio 1 by Zane Lowe. This was closely followed by ‘How’d You Like It?’ – a fine example of Rosie Lowe’s sophisticated songwriting talent. The two singles are taken from her upcoming debut album (which is expected to be released in early 2015).

Rosie Lowe is definitely one to watch out for in 2015. You can catch her at SXSW 2015 in Austin in March 2015.