The Official Albums Chart in the UK will incorporate audio streams as of March 2015, the Official Charts Company has announced.Continue Reading "Official Albums Chart to incorporate streams from March 2015"
Grace Ackerman, Phil Plested, Phil Leigh and Matt Holmes make up Chasing Grace – an indie-pop group who formed at Rickmansworth School in Hertfordshire. The four friends got their big break after performing at a “Battle of the Bands” competition at the school, where they impressed none other than Shahid Khan, better known as Naughty Boy.Continue Reading "Bands to Watch: Chasing Grace"
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.Continue Reading "Bands to Watch: Rosie Lowe"
Laura Welsh is a fine example of an artist’s sheer persistence and hard work paying off. The Staffordshire-born singer/songwriter began her music career as the front woman of indie rock group Laura and the Tears.
Following the band’s split, Welsh embarked on a solo career under the Hey Laura alias, before finally settling on her birth name for the release of her content.Continue Reading "Review: Laura Welsh – Soft Control"
Since Rae Morris signed a recording contract on her eighteenth birthday, she has been teasing her loyal, yet ever-growing fanbase with her music, or so it seems, with each of her six EPs offering a tiny glimpse of what to expect from her debut album.Continue Reading "Review: Rae Morris – Unguarded"
A recent trend in the Official UK Charts is the rise in female solo singers off the back of appearances as a featured artist. Take Ella Eyre, Becky Hill and Jess Glynne for example, whose successes didn’t go unnoticed in 2014. Someone looking to replicate their achievements is Staffordshire-born singer-songwriter Laura Welsh.Continue Reading "Review: Laura Welsh – Ghosts"