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Arlo Parks. Eighteen-year-old Arlo Parks spent much of her teens writing short stories that tackled conflicting thoughts about her identity. Another Sky. Its condemnation of toxic masculinity, police brutality and violence against women, channelled through that arresting voice, is hugely affecting. Another Sky used to perform in total darkness, wishing to be anonymous. Black Futures. This industrial noise punk duo are flanked by a group of people in Hazmat suits as they play really loud space anthems akin to Death From Above, The Chemical Brothers and Nine Inch Nails. Their live shows are like the soundtrack to the end of the world, offering a weirdly upbeat and eccentric experience that is a chaotic, but always enjoyable, assault on the eyes and ears. Alternative pop singer-songwriter Cecil hails from Berkshire but is now based in London. This is something that needs to change.
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Which new acts should you be streaming or buying tickets to see live in ? Radio X has the perfect playlist for with Great X-Pectations. London-based progressive pop quartet fronted by versatile singer Catrin Vincent, who released their debut EP, Forget Yourself, in January Watch a beautiful, exclusive live version of their song Tree right here. Official website: www. Charlie Brown and Jules Konieczny met at a chess club in Ealing, West London and their collaboration started out as a side project for two busy musicians, before they decided to focus on APRE. Official Facebook: www. She released her debut EP, Paper Crown, independently in They have an appearance at The Great Escape lined up for and you can hear their latest single Plant Trees here. Beautifully honest lyrics and laid-back beats are the speciality of this Leicester collective, fronted by Murray, whose freewheeling vocals recall Jamie T.
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