There’s something for everyone in Barbara’s sound: 70s US AM radio, a dash of English music hall, the effortless catchiness of a Broadway musical, a sprinkling of sequinned power pop, luscious strings and glorious golden harmonies.
In 2022 Barbara toured the UK as the support act for The Divine Comedy. Neil Hannon has said of Barbara that, ‘They are so up my street … really tight songwriting, very poptastic!‘ During the tour with the Divine Comedy, Barbara received praise from Phil Jupitus and Adam Kay.
From BRB released at the start of 2021, they have shown off their song writing prowess with switching tempos, intricate verses and soaring melodies” – Louder Than War
Punchy dual vocal raconteurs DARLIN come through as the pink powered pop rock love child of Fleetwood Mac and Paramore. Fronted by husband and wife duo Daniel and Sarah Lawrence, this south east six piece debut with colourful and campy aplomb, ready to steal your attention and highjack your heartbeat, as one of this years ‘ones to watch’.
“I just love it when I get so pleasantly surprised by a song and this one from Darlin has blown me away! They describe themselves as the ultimate cross between Fleetwood Mac and Paramore and I am here for it!!” – Nels Hylton BBC Radio 1
Ear Candy is the brainchild of Jamie Jordan. Full of indie pop enthusiasm and an energetic alternative edge.
Bringing juicy chords and naughty riffs to the table and an electric live performance along with an energy packed band to shows to allow his inner frontman to be unleashed.
With 5 tracks released, a sold out headline show, bbc introducing record of the week and appearance at isle of wight festival.
“Tips you into a sonic whirlpool with kaleidoscopic lights flitting before your eyes. Combining soothing synths, dynamic guitars and steady drums, the melodic arrangement has a flowing sensation“ – TheOtherSide
India Arkin is an indie singer-song-writer based in Newcastle. Having always had artistic drive at the forefront, India originally moved to the city to study Fine Art, and began recording music for her solo project through the lockdowns in 2020. Launching her debut single “Dashboard Dancing” in August of 2021; she quickly caught her attention of the BBC, finding a heavy rotation on BBC Introducing North East and BBC Introducing Tees. Her debut EP “No Innocent Bystander” later featuring on Tom Robinsons Radio 6 Mixtape, and earning her a residency at The Sage Gateshead. In 2022 India was the first artist to sign on to HMV’s new record label , 1921 Records, releasing her album “Home Truths”.
India continues to toe the line between her music and fine art creative practice further as she develops herself as a musician: defined by her idiosyncratic soundscapes and confessional lyricism.
Combined with classical musical influences and lyrical nods to introspection and connection, Owen fuses witty jazz with an indie rock sensibility.
‘Kennedy has crafted a deliberately madcap oevre; British as hell and masquerading as high-brow theatre. If that isn’t the vena cava of rock n’ roll, you haven’t been paying attention.’– Divide & Conquer (Mr Free)
‘Melding his introspective writing style with a flair for the grandiose and theatrical, this is not an artist that you’re likely to hear and forget about in a hurry.’– CLOUT
Abbie Gathard is a Pop, acoustic, singer songwriter and guitarist from Hemel Hempstead. Her inspirations are Katie Melua and Norah Jones. She performs frequently at various venues, private events, and festivals, around the UK. She connects to her audience through her deep, meaningful stories, told through songs. Her achievements to date include; receiving a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Songwriting and Music Production, releasing her EP ‘Taking Chances’ in 2020 and releasing her single, ‘To My Valentine’ in 2022 on all music platforms.