Huw Stephens and Tom Robinson Present
BBC Radio 1 presenter Huw Stephens and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Tom Robinson curated a line up for an exclusive gig that took place at BBC Music Introducing LIVE on Friday 9 November. The line-up included:
Dylan Cartlidge is an exciting new talent from Redcar in the North East of the UK. Singer, MC and Multi-Instrumentalist, Dylan creates a unique mix of Hip Hop and Indie - think Outkast meets Beck but with a distinctively British slant.
In a time of over-production and over complication, Fenne Lily brings a rawness and open honesty to the equation which is both refreshing and compelling in equal measure.
Fenne wrote and recorded the material that would form her debut album ‘On Hold’ between the ages of 15 and 20, while touring the continent with and lending her dulcet tones to the releases of rising alt-stars such as Aldous Harding, Charlie Cunningham, and Marlon Williams. Leaving school to spend her formative teenage years on the road, Fenne walked an uncertain path, playing truant from art college to immerse herself in a life of self-taught musicianship.
Having fallen in love with a broader live sound, Fenne now plays alongside bassist Joe Sherrin (of Slonk / Milo’s Planes) and drummer Dan Lane. The three piece have performed at a number of festivals this summer including show-stoppers at Green Man, Wilderness & Festival No. 6 and are currently on the road with Lucy Dacus around the UK. Fenne also makes her debut in the US with Andy Shauf this November.
Six-piece emerging alternative Hip Hop act Monster Florence are making serious waves across both sides of the Atlantic, following two EP releases The Groove in 2016 and last year’s ‘BadGear’. Their debut album Foul released in September, saw them hit No.8 in iTunes Hip Hop Charts, their body of work has seen them receive heavy weight plaudits from the likes of Clash Magazine, Pigeons & Planes and Notion Magazine due completely to the strength of their underground heat through tracks like‘ Scum’ and ‘Deck Of Cards’, sending serious Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies signals.
Made up of Alex Osiris, Dream Mclean, Wallace Rice, Tom Donovan, Cameron Morrell and Jonny Poole – they’re the kind of undeniably wavy, cult underground project that reminds exactly why the UK remains such a thrilling place for new musical forms – a signature that’s already seen rotation on BBCR1, 1Xtra and 6Music amongst others; and being championed by Huw Stephens as his tip of the week and “new favourite band." With this incredible new project as well as a string of UK dates Monster Florence continue a journey that’s already seen them sell and stream over 2M units. The vibe and creativity remains high with ‘Foul’ and continues to mark Monster Florence out as one of the most significant hip hop acts coming from outside London this year.
Lydia is a 22-year-old musician from Essex. She says her biggest musical influences are Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Carpenters, Hiatus Kaiyote. Lydia's band members include; Peter Anderson- Bass Mike Anderson- Drums David Mather- Trumpet Sylva Faye- Flute Ollie Burnham- Percussion