Dirty Dozen: Freja Frances

Freja Frances, 2016Freja Frances has been writing music for most of her life and has developed a delicate piano led style. She has released tracks online through her own label ShimmerSun Music and written a song for a videogame trailer. Here she talks about influences, releases and hopes for her future career. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Freja Frances”

Dirty Dozen: Sam Brockington

Sam Brockington, 2016Growing up in a sleepy town in Devon, Brockington took his music through a range of cities and has now found his feet in the ever-growing Bristol music scene. Sam Brockington’s Folk influenced songwriting and powerful vocal performances have been gaining him much critical acclaim from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Songwriting Magazine and more! Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Sam Brockington”

Dirty Dozen: Annie & the Make Believe

Annie & the Make BelieveAnnie & The Make Believe are a five piece London based folk pop band : Annie Morris (vocals / ukulele / keys), Ciprian Davidescu (acousticguitar), Jack Broadbent (electric guitar), Richard Wheeler (bass) and Kieran Pearson (drums /backing vocals). Fronted by Australian Annie their debut ‘Let’s Get Together Again” EP came out on 31st October. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Annie & the Make Believe”

Dirty Dozen: Rob Richings

Rob Richings, 2016If second chances are for the lucky, singer-songwriter Rob Richings is one of the luckiest. Diagnosed in 2009 with what proved to be a near-fatal illness, once he beat it Richings decided enough was enough and it was time to get serious about his music. So after jacking in his decorating job, and now relatively healthy, it’s time to make good on his promise to himself. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Rob Richings”

Dirty Dozen: Laish

Laish, 2016Danny Green, aka Laish, is set to release his third album Pendulum Swing on Talitres. A set of twelve songs that span the spectrum of gentle fingerpicked acoustic guitar ballads, through to more robust art-rock jams. Laish’s plaintive tenor – rich, deeply textured and affecting – takes centre stage as he sings honest, self-reflective songs of relationships failed and survived.   Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Laish”

Dirty Dozen: Esme Patterson

Esme Patterson, Esmé made a name for herself with 2014’s Woman To Woman, an album of ‘answer songs’ written from the perspective of women such as Jacko’s ‘Billie Jean’ and Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ (more on all that at this piece Esmé wrote for the Guardian). Esmé also collaborated on Shakey Graves’ hit ‘Dearly Departed’, performing in the U.S. on David Letterman and Conan O’Brien. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Esme Patterson”