Launchpad: Roiael

Roiael is a singer-songwriter hailing from Nottingham in the UK. The young folk talent has only released two songs, his debut ‘Blue Outfit’ is a gorgeous piece of folk-pop, characterised by a focus on narrative. This writing style continues in his new record ‘Empty House’ – a bracing journey through the upstart’s poetic mind. Follow:…

Launchpad: Madeleine Rosenthal

Fire debut alert! I love being introduced to an artist with seemingly boundless potential. Madeleine Rosenthal’s indie tinged electronic pop has a very high ceiling; beautiful melodies and a gorgeous vocal tone characterises her debut single ‘No One’s Gonna Save You’. “No One’s Gonna Save You is a song about not relying on others to…

Launchpad: Uma

Uma is a beguiling songwriter plying her trade out of Los Angeles. Her charismatic vocal appeal reminds me of Banks and TALA, drawing you in with subtle inflections. Her new single ‘Golden’ is a gorgeous piece of alt-R&B; well written melodies glide on a dynamic tide, with a stark beat providing rhythmic interest. “Golden is…

Launchpad: Faunaphor

All my favourite little details of electro-pop are present in Faunaphor’s debut single ‘In A Library, In The Summer.’ The expansive sizzling synths, the steady restrained beat and the Spandau Ballet esque melodies. “‘in a library, in the summer (when I read I fall asleep)’ is a song about language and the moments when it…

Launchpad: Gallo

Gallo’s debut single ‘Sugar Daddy’ is a vibrant pop bop with effervescent vocals. “With “Sugar Daddy” I wanted to write a sing along.  Lyrically it’s super playful and very tongue in cheek. Its narrative has been dressed up in sinfully sweet lyrics and addictive melodies that I hope will have you singing it on repeat….

Launchpad: Patricia Stone

Toronto is quickly becoming a creative hub, especially for emerging hip-hop and R&B artists. Patricia Stone is continuing that trend with her debut single ‘Runner’. Smooth vocals ride on a swing of swirling synths and sharp snares, kicking through to a memorable chorus. The vocal is restrained enough that the melodies don’t feel forced, with…

Launchpad: Cara Hammond

Cara Hammond has just dropped her new single ‘No’. It’s a sublime piece of songwriting, executed perfectly through Cara’s shimmering vocals. The 20 year old UK-based songstress has seriously impressed us with her debut, with the accompanying visuals showing a commitment to high quality content. “We met some guys in there and we were all…

Launchpad: Cecilia Ebba

It’s a good day when we get to introduce a talented emerging artist’s full debut. ‘Sweet Summer Wine’ is a beautiful piece of folk mastery that showcases Ebba’s beguiling vocal. The London-based songstress clearly knows where she wants to land, the instrumentation is a perfect partner for her focused melodic writing. “Sweet Summer Wine is…

Launchpad: Lissa Lo

Miami native Lissa Lo is a musical polymath. The self-taught producer now resides in New York where she is making a name for herself as a talented writer and performer. With influences that range from Lorde and Marian Hill through to the Weeknd, Lissa is beginning to showcase a sound that is all her own….

Launchpad: Harlequiin

Debut track ‘Melt In Olive’ introduces Rory Simmon’s new electronic music project Harlequiin to the world.

Launchpad: Drinker

This is a mature debut from a pair who know what they want to sound like and are executing it with confidence and charisma. Keep your eye on the pair throughout this year; there are more releases scheduled over the next few months.

Launchpad: Yakul

Yakul is the freshest outfit to come out of Brighton’s ever-creative climate. While we might not know much about this newly formed four-piece, what we do know is that their debut ‘Giveaway’ is a sure-fire winner for listeners with a soft spot for modern jazz and future soul. You could align Yakul quite nicely alongside…