BBC Radio 2 ‘Young Folk Award’ Nominee Hattie Briggs new single/video/tour

The first track to come from her upcoming debut ‘Red And Gold’ album, Hattie Briggs journey into the folk world has been somewhat unorthodox, starting in January with her decision to drop out of a Russian degree at Oxford University and return to her Gloucestershire home to focus on songwriting. Since then it’s been full steam ahead for the 21year-old, with debut EP ‘My Shepherd’s Hut’ under her belt and the single ‘Pull Me Down’ reaching number 19 in the iTunes singer songwriter chart.
Hot on the back of that EP recognition of her blossoming musical ability resulted in a nomination in this year’s prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, live performances on the BBC Introducing stage at Wychwood Festival, supporting to Seth Lakeman at Monmouth Festival, and plays on BBC Radio 2 from Simon Maro and Mark Radcliffe.
Inspired by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Katie Melua, Hattie has been busy recording her debut album at Monnow Valley Studios, produced by Peter Waterman and Dan Cassidy, brother of the late Eva Cassidy.

UK Tour: September:

12th – The Troubadour, London
13th – Proud Camden, London
26th – Chapel Arts Centre, Bath


9th – The Auriol, Kensington, London (w/ Sam Brookes)
18th – Oxjam, Cheltenham
26th – Lichfield Festival, The Guidhall, Litchfield

‘One Day’ single, new from Nuborg

Once again, we’re straying from our roots, uh, roots, to bring you the stunning new single from NuBorg.

Although this isn’t folk, country or any of the usual genres we write about here, this song is a prime example of what can be done to raw structures when a bit of ambience is added. This is delicious music, and we’re very much looking forward to the debut album, due early next year.

In the meantime: One Day on iTunes:…

‘I Don’t Think So’, single out now from Lizzie Jane

Coming firmly from the pop end of the acoustic spectrum, Lizzie Jane’s new single isn’t the usual sort of thing that catches my eye. There are no folk or roots tropes – apart from, you could argue, that acoustic guitar sound – but this one is still worthy of a mention here.

Why? I hear you ask.

Well, it’s because it’s great fun, makes a great point and is very enjoyable to listen to. I could describe the song to you, compare her with another similar artist that springs to mind, and try and do the song justice by putting it into words. But I think Lizzie Jane does it better herself. Click play above, and follow Lizzie Jane at the links below.

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Dielle – ‘Fearless’ single

With a contemporary feel to the opening of “Fearless” DiElle starts painting a musical picture of love, hurt, pain but ultimately one of a building of strength.

The orchestration and melodic piano provide a perfect canvas for DiElle to paint her lyrical picture and the light use of metaphor enables the song to be easily accessible whilst still conveying the message she’s setting out to tell.

Can’t wait to hear more from DiElle based on this offering.

Richard Setford – THE CRUSH & THE FLASH

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