Happy new year, fellow voyagers. 2016 saw some seismic changes in house but this year will all be about expansion and adventure. Right now, let us introduce you to two new artists, because no amount of roast potatoes or new year’s hangovers are going to slow down new music. Time to throw your vodka-stained Christmas jumper in the wash and turn up your speakers.
Valle is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter from Stockholm. With support from fellow vocalist Julia, he writes music that is mellow and warming, which is no bad thing at this time of year. For someone that is at the very dawn of their creative journey, it’s pretty impressive. What is it about Swedish music? And why wasn’t I writing music that good when I was fifteen?
Cam warms up the new year with an introduction to two new artists - Beau Sejour and his easygoing singalong style, and Swedish singer-songwriter Valle with his mellow refrains. Add to the mix a welcome encore from Waiting For June and we’re all set for a revitalising new year’s cocktail.
It feels undeniably good to listen to this track. If you think those are empty words, hear for yourself - listening to The Fireman is as difficult as taking a hot shower. Beau Séjour, stage name of Geurnsey-bred singer-songwriter Andy Holloway, has come a long way in his first year, releasing This Is Beau Sejour his debut EP and attracting acclaim from BBC Introducing.
Waiting For June - I Want You Back
Waiting For June
For anybody who misses the good old days of heartfelt mid-noughties rock, we bring you I Want You Back. It’s everything the genre should be - rousing, passionate, open. Frontman Chris Bauer delivers soulcrunching vocal performances throughout their debut album Where Were You Then, nowhere more so than here. Wait no more!
Turn Up The Bass
We’ll be wasting no time in expanding our horizons this year. In addition to big new releases from Pwned By Gravity (complete with international tour, of course), we’ve already locked our sights on some prospective new opportunities. To maximise the punch we can give to deserving new music, a bit of collaboration might be on the cards too...