Genuine Panama is our Artist Of The Week! This Birmingham and Bristol-based band do a “wriggly, indie-soul type of business”. Poppy melodies and killer vocal hooks are embellished with bold brass sections and rock-solid bass grooves, making a sound that will spark the imagine of fans from pop, rock, ska and more. Early gigs in art galleries, cramped cafes, and car park rooftops have led to rambunctious headline slots in Birmingham, Bristol, and Cheltenham. As the band preps new music for 2020, we encourage you to check out one of our favourites, “No Good” from their current EP Itchy Teeth to hone in on their bombastic sound:
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Originally born in France, THÉA grew up surrounded by music. Between her mom’s Gospel and her dad’s love for jazz, she developed a passion for soul. Entering a music program to address her shyness she discovered the colours and textures of music, and fell in love with music performance and composition. Having now moved to London to extend her horizons, she hits the Big Smoke with a lush and layered sound that acts a perfect soundtrack as our skies start to turn grey. Check out “Move On” below to see what we mean:
East London-based Sienna Hamilton is our Artist Of The Week! A soulful texture and a jazz-inflected cadence that delivers relatable lyrics, her music draws from influences from the past and present (think Sade, Amy Winehouse, and Frank Ocean), but make no mistake, this incredible singer stands firmly on her own two feet. Her mix of R&B, jazz, and modern soul comes shining through on our favourite track “A Blessing and a Curse”, which we highly recommend you check out below:
VELVET SHAKES are our Artist Of The Week! This Manchester band is a “kaleidoscopic cosmic collision” of sound that transcends genres. Indie guitar melodies swirl with sweeping psychedelic synths, while a healthy injection of club-inflected disco flavour keeps things upbeat and alluringly danceable. Rock-solid grooves that sit right in the pocket and lovely vocal harmonies round out an interstellar package that cries out to be played at house parties and rooftop shindigs as the sun sets. Why not give our favourite track “The Place That You Belong” a spin next time a party needs a shot of infectious energy?
Dan Bond is this week’s Artist Of The Week! This Bedfordshire-based singer/songwriter is influenced by pop and country music, especially John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Brad Paisley, Buddy Holly, yet stands on his own with emotive and relatable words, a powerhouse voice and a road-worn level of musicianship that can only be gained by years of touring. Having performed all over the country, Dan has definitely earned his stripes. Check out our choice cut, the recently released “If It’s Alright” to hear what this talented songsmith is all about!