For the September instalment of our Unsigned Sessions, we were joined by two stellar acts: LVR and The King’s Parade!
First to the stage was LVR. Pronounced ‘lover’, Dan Evans has been working under this moniker for the past 2 years, taking a break here and there to write songs for names no one has heard of such as John Legend (!!!!), which has afforded him a bit more time to focus on his own stuff. With 3 singles in the pipes, and plans to take over a studio in Wales for the next 6 months, we expect to hear some pretty big things in the near future. Joined by his pal Lewis on guitar, LVR delivered a stripped-back and soulful set, with his powerhouse pipes bouncing off the walls! “The fact that you have a place for people’s music and a way to connect with fans is incredible”, said Dan of Unsigned’s work with artists. “Even if it turns into just 20 new fans, that’s 20 you didn’t have before and can lead to big things when it comes to touring.”
Rounding things off, we welcomed The King’s Parade to the Melomania stage. This London-based four piece–made up of Olly Corpe, Sam Rooney, Tom English, Chris Brent–have developed a style that combines classic Detroit blues with melodic, crossover pop since forming on a Hawaiian cruise liner in 2015. Following up on a couple EPs that Earmilk, Clash and Notion all loved, the band tells us their stepping into the hallowed halls of Abbey Roads to record their debut album! When we asked Olly his thoughts on what we do he said “It’s amazing! I think’s always reassuring for an artist to have a brand, a really good band, being there and saying ‘yeah, you’re doing a good thing’. Being unsigned, it can be hard to get that confidence sometimes.” The boys blew the roof off with their big bluesy sound and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them!
As always, we want to extend a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came through to support unsigned music, and of course to both bands for sharing their talents with us. See you next time!