Daily Discovery #100: A CELEBRATION!!
Everyday, we at Hurd blog about an artist that we find exciting…. That sounds a little different…. That deserves being heard by a few more ears. It’s something which is shared amongst the team and is a record of what we’ve all been enjoying. Today is special. We’ve hit 100 posts! Here’s our picks from reaching our century!
Jade Bird – Find My Baby
With a stewing, vintage and blues sound, Jade Bird had to make it onto the list. Since graduating from the Brit School the London based singer songwriter has recently toured with Rag’n’Bone man and is laying down her debut EP.
Pip Blom – Taxi Driver
Courtney Barnett burst onto the scene with her debut LP and inspired many around the world. Pip Blom is one of them. With a wonderously disheveled sound this Amsterdam based musician had recently published her debut EP.
Nilüfer Yanya – Small Crimes
We have a ban at Hurd on using the phrase ‘bright prospect for the future’ on a lot of blogs that’s the way to sign off every post. However with Nilüfer Yanya it’s hard to put anything else. A record that took over the blogging world on its release she is soon to have an EP released on vinyl. A bright prospect for the future….
SKOTT – Porcelain
You would have noticed SKOTT popping up on various taste maker playlists around the place. A regular on Huw Stephens, the first introduction to her blew us away. Tender and chilled, it’s perfectly soothing.
Seeing Hands – I Knew You
When the War on Drugs released Lost in the Dream you wondered if anything could compete for the semi-conscious state. With only one track available on Soundcloud, Seeing Hands built a greatly reverbed, dreamy track.
The Great Escape – I Cant Resist
I Can’t Resist is sassy, righteous and a forceful forward march of positivity. The electric guitar and pacey drum will ensure you can’t sit still from the off. The Californian based trio sure have a lot of energy and we’re wriggling in our seats waiting for their next album released early next year.
Grace Lightman – Faultless
Grace Lightman hails from London. It’s her effortless vocals which grabbed our attention and they have never really left our minds. She comes with a resemblance to Kate Bush, and we’re totally loving it. Since we covered Faultless, she’s released a new more electronic single Repair Repair which too has had quite the coverage.
Betsy – Lost & Found
An instantly recognisable voice, Betsy has so much going for her. This track was almost guaranteed to be in our top ten from the moment we first heard it – it’s not just the words that got caught in our head for days after, but the strings pattern. It lends itself to many repeats, and that can only be a good thing…
Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked For Death
Since we covered this first track released off the same-titled album, Emma Ruth Rundle continued to release gritty and emotional tracks. She holds an incredible ability to mash up tenderness and vulnerability with harsh, angry and powerful sounds. The whole EP is something special which draws every emotion out of you.
Julia Clara – Still Dancing
The layered vocals on this release by Julia Clara create an intensely warm atmosphere and a simply stunning track. It builds and builds, repeating the chorus until you’re aligned with Julia Clara’s thinking – whatever is going on, whatever is not going to plan, just keep dancing. There’s been no further releases since we covered this, but hey, we’re still dancing whilst we wait.