New Music Introductions

New artist introductions: bringing you the best in new Music – from folk through to alternative music.

Introducing: Melinda West - LA Folk Pop Accordionist

Introducing: Melinda West – LA Folk Pop Accordionist

Introducing 14 April 2015

Melinda West hails from Los Angeles and she’s been making quite a name for herself playing accordion. Inspired by a love of folk, tango and gypsy music she’s creating quite a stir. Check out two of her recent video sessions.

Introducing: ARK

Introducing: ARK

Introducing 14 April 2015

ARK are a new folk music trio featuring Kevin Lees on Fiddle from England, Annmarie Grams on Flute from Germany and Rasmus Nielsen on Piano and Guitar from Denmark. Have a listen to their first demo recordings which sound very promising.

Introducing: Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

Introducing: Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

Introducing 20 March 2015

This duo really made my week: Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a London/Bristol based duo who play mainly traditional music that originates from the British Isles. They perform on guitar and banjo and together with their great vocal harmonies are an absolute joy to listen to. Their debut album ‘Let the Wind Blow High or Low’ is out now on Fellside Records.

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Introducing: Gitta de Ridder

Introducing 16 February 2015

Gitta de Ridder is a Dutch-English singer, songwriter based in London – watch her latest home-made video for the title track of her new EP ‘Come Find Me’.

Introducing: Top Floor Taivers

Introducing: Top Floor Taivers

Introducing 24 October 2014

Featuring two of this year’s finalists in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year the Top Floor Taivers are a wonderful four piece who between them hail from Scotland, England and Ireland.

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Introducing: The Changing Room

Introducing 10 October 2014

The Changing Room is a new folk collaboration between Cornwall-based singer songwriter Tanya Brittain and vocalist/musician Sam Kelly. This is one you really want to watch out for.

Introducing: Cristobal And The Sea (& Song of the Day)

Introducing: Cristobal And The Sea (& Song of the Day)

Introducing 3 October 2014

Our Song of the Day from London based quartet Cristobal And The Sea is one you just cannot sit still to. Listen to ‘My Love (Ay Ay Ay)’. Stunningly brilliant!

Introducing: The Walking Who - With Roses

Introducing: The Walking Who – With Roses

Introducing 9 September 2014

The Walking Who are a Sydney based band who hit our radar this week. Check their amazing new video for ‘With Roses’…simply brilliant.

Introducing: Pat Tierney

Introducing: Pat Tierney

Introducing 9 September 2014

Introducing Pat Tierney, a Brisbane based roots musician who’s currently touring down the eastern coast of Australia. Check his new video for ‘Love We’re Looking For’.

Kat Quinn - Little Rose

Kat Quinn – Little Rose

Features 26 August 2014

We have a lovely video première today from Kat Quinn for Little Rose. She offers a winning combination of great vocals and lyrics that will warm the hearts of any audience.

Introducing: Mortal Tides

Introducing: Mortal Tides

Introducing 30 July 2014

Introducing Cambridge based band Mortal Tides, none of whom are a day over 17 years of age. Hard to believe when you hear them play. Listen to Houses and Drums from their new EP.

Introducing: Jess McAllister

Introducing: Jess McAllister – Painted Faces

Introducing 23 July 2014

Jess McAllister is a Devon-based singer songwriter and a name that a lot more people should know of, check her EP and new video, you won’t be sorry!