Throughout 2018 we supported the following artists to produce high quality recordings, working with multi-award winning producer Andy Seward, and accompanying video elements, working with Skinny Pelembe in a project funded through PRS Foundation’s the Open Fund. Listen to previews of the recorded tracks below (and please consider buying these tracks as they are released to help support the artists)
And here’s a short video with a few of the artists involved reflecting on their experience of being involved in the project
Having recently performed at the Foundry supporting Paul Young and Yellow Arch Studios’ reputable Cafe Sessions, Hannah Louise Lloyd is no stranger to the Sheffield live music scene. With smooth, harmonious vocals and poignant, mature songwriting, Hannah’s performances are always guaranteed to leave you feeling moved.
Taking a break from bass duties from Sheffield instrumental experimental pioneers King Capisce, ‘The Wake’ is Roshan’s first step into recording his solo material. Delicate acoustic open tunings accompany falsetto vocals to create something beautifully unexpected.
LIO is an ambient alt-pop format fronted by Leonie Sloots. The Sheffield-based songwriter has taken the stage supporting acts such as Stevie Parker, Slow Club and While She Sleeps. In May 2018 LIO launched as a full band, quickly gathering momentum on the Sheffield music scene and beyond through multiple festival appearances (Outlines, Tramlines, Y Not Festival) radio play (Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing Sheffield, Sheffield Live, Jelli Records Music Show) and their O2 Academy Sheffield debut supporting King No-One.