\\ Five new UK artists you don’t know yet but should
We’ve collected so many links to new music over the last few weeks that we couldn’t possibly squeeze them all into our Mixcloud radio show (June’s delivery drops Monday 5 June). We picked out five UK artists we’re pretty sure you’d like to know about. Keep yours eyes on these acts and your ears closer.
Daryl Donald \\ Edinburgh producer
Daryl Donald released his debut album Solitude earlier this year from the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh. Night-time neo-soul influences drench this sample heavy 15 track album.
Puma Blue \\ Sparse and nocturnal
Warmly-dissonant guitar strings underpin Soft Porn, a floating and vulnerable declaration of a heart left wondering. It feels like falling into a deep sleep. Puma Blue plays Montreal Jazz Festival this year.
Abi Flynn – Tru Thoughts’ freshest signing
You may recognise Abi Flynn‘s vocals from 2015’s J Felix single Patience. On Ambiguous – her first single for Tru Thoughts – we detect the influence of Brighton’s neo-soul scene playing with her layered harmonies. We impatiently await more.
Skeltr \\ Spiritual Punk Funk
Just when you think you’ve got an idea of how a Skeltr track rolls out, it surprises you. Sam Healey (alto saxophone, keys, electronics) and Craig Hanson (drums, samples) are representing Manchester with synth rundowns that could prick the ears of Henry Wu fans. Catch them at Manchester Jazz Festival.
Omahrose \\ London vocalist
Hostel – the debut single of West London artist Omahrose – plays with a tale of submissive seduction over snare snaps and melted chords.
What new UK artists do you have your eye on? Tweet @jazz_standard
JS | Tina Edwards