Thur 28th Nov 2019: Discovery 2 Presents T. Thomason, Lucy Grubb, Orders, Pearl Fish
Thur 28th July: Discovery 2 Showcase Ft Apollo Junction, Louise Golbey, The Clear, Scarlet
July's Discovery showcase features Leeds based electro, indie band Apollo Junction, London Soul songstress, Louise Golbey, Sheffield trio, The Clear who make West Coast style pop, rising singer songwriter, Scarlet and Dj Delphi
Apollo Junction’s current single ‘This Could Be The Day’ was debuted on Janice Long’s, BBC Radio 2 show and received spot plays on BBC Radio 6. The band was formed in 2012 by 5 former band rivals with the intention of forming a ‘supergroup’ to write and perform electro, indie, guitar inspired songs infused with tuneful melodies that everyone can dance to. Apollo Junction “who have secured national airplay despite no record deal” The Times currently DIY everything and have been played on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music, XFM. The have received praise by the likes of Steve Lamacq, Janice Long, Chris Hawkins, Alan Raw (BBC Introducing), Graham Norton, Hattie Pearson and Tom Robinson. Moreover, they have also received praised from national newspapers The Sun, The Times and The Mirror. Consistent gigging has led to a dedicated following Apollo Junction were even hailed by The Legendary venue ‘. In 2015 they played the Main Stage at Bingley Music Live and shared stages with James, Cast, The Beat, Space, Inspiral Carpets, Dodgy, The Feeling, The Sunshine Underground and The Pigeon Detectives.
“I love this band” Janice Long BBC Radio 2
“The best new band we have had in years!“ The Dublin Castle
“It’s always a good sign when you feel you know the chorus after hearing a song for the first time” BBC6 Music
The Clear are the hugely talented songwriting collective of Sheffield trio Chris Damms, Bryan Day and Jules Buffey - their latest singles are fresh, yet nostalgic and beautifully channel classic West Coast pop; a new slice of classic songwriting, harking back to a golden age of perfectly-crafted pop songs. The band have been carefully honing their craft, absorbing the golden-hued hits from the late 60s and early 70s – and trying to figure out what made them sound so timeless. DJs Dermot O’Leary, Gary Crowley, Tom Robinson, Janice Long and renowned tastemaker Simon Raymonde rushed to play debut release 'Sunlight' – and heap praise on – their quintessentially pristine tunes. Gary went as far as naming Sunlight one of his “favourite songs of the summer”. Debut album 'Patchwork' is out now and is being met with much applause from press and radio, having been played on BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio 2 having picked up plays from Radcliffe and Maconie, Tom Robinson, Gary Crowley and Janice Long to name a few!
“…it's ultimately the sound of something very promising” This Is Fake DIY
“one of my favourite songs of the summer” Gary Crowley, BBC London
Having already played at Glastonbury, The Isle Of Wight Festival and recorded at the famous Maida Vale studios (BBC Introducing), Louise has established herself amongst a variety of acclaimed producers and DJ’s and her strong fan following continues to grow. She’s worked with Example and supported many acclaimed artists including Ed Sheeran, George Benson, Roberta Flack and most recently En Vogue at The Indig02. Her tracks have been played on Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6Music, Jazz Fm, Mi –Soul and Capital Xtra and she has appeared on London Live TV. Her album ‘Novel’ includes a track with Omar, one with Mo Pleasure (MJ, Earth Wind & Fire) and one with producer Aamir Yaqub (Grammy winner for Rihanna ‘s Unapologetic album.)
“Beautiful album, gorgeous tracks. Class act” Toby Anstis, Heart FM
“Louise Golbey is mesmerising to watch. The petite, raven-haired London Soul singer and songwriter has a beautifully unique sound.” The Resident Magazine
Scarlet is a classically trained singer and pianist, she taught herself guitar. She attended the Brit School where she was a member of an alternative rock band shortlisted for Sony ATV's 'Best Songwriting' Award. In 2015, she collaborated with songwriter, producer and musician, Jessica Sharman (Sigala, Dakota) to collate her first collection of songs which led to a publishing deal. Influenced by such talent as Florence Welch, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons and Oh Wonder, Scarlet unleashed her debut single, "X " earlier this year.
"'X' is a gorgeous track musically and vocally…Scarlet is a talented musician you must keep a keen eye on. " Record of the Day
"left us absolutely spellbound with her incredible voice” Tom Simkins, BBC Introducing Cambridge
"I loved the sentiment behind the track, the assured composition, and Scarlet's entirely gorgeous voice. I hate to be greedy, but more of this would make my day.” Aimless Skylarking