Monday, April 16, 2018
Pirate Studios' Prodigy Programme announces 30 artist shortlist
Pirate Studios' ground-breaking Prodigy Programme - backed by Kate Nash, Jon McClure and the teams behind Liam Gallagher, Charli XCX, The Libertines - have revealed their shortlist of 30.
As announced in February, the Programme aims to discover the UK’s top emerging artists, with the help of a panel of expert industry judges, mentors and partners which include Libertines, Tom Grennan, Liam Gallagher's PR, Gordon Smart Radio X, This Feeling and many more.
With over 2000 acts having applied across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, they have now whittled these down to 30.
A public vote is now underway which will reduce the 30 down to 6, and then another round of voting will see 3 winners announced.
You can vote here for your favourite 3 from the final 30 list below.
Alex Ohm - Blossoming, folk infused West Midlands indie-rockers
ANGLLS - Mind-bending, electronic astonishment from Ireland
Brook Baili - Genuine soul from this hotly-tipped London singer-songwriter
Bryde - Sensational Welsh alt-rock singer
Charles - Burgeoning R&B infused pop icon
Heavy Rapids - Punk influenced rock ‘n’ roll from the heart of Glasgow
False Heads - Propulsive and energetic Essex punk-rockers
Glass Peaks - Stadium pop-rock from London
I Plead Guilty - Blistering metallic post-hardcore London five-piece
James Holt - Star in the waiting from Manchester, as praised by Brian Eno
Malory - South London creative 'alt-popolyptic' artist,
Monico Blonde - Much-championed Welsh indie-pop newcomers with a big sound
Naropa - Progressive alt-indie London quintet
Nics - One of London's top emerging rapper-producers
Novatines - Bold, brash, inventive and explosive Bath rockers
Pale Canvas - Fresh new London indie band
Proletariat - On the rise Mancunian rabble-rousers
Red Rum Club - Burgeoning Merseyside "Tarantino-esque" sextet
Rival Bones - Merseyside's thunderous rock power duo
Shambolics - Psychedelic, dreamy rock & roll from sunny Dunfermline
Table Scraps - Straight from the heart, raucous garage sounds from Birmingham
The RPMs - Rip-roaring young Brighton five-piece
The Seamonsters - Summer time in music form from Sheffield sextet
The Surrenders - Birmingham' electric rhythm blues 'n' soul band
Violet Youth - Deep, atmospheric and anthemic indie from Blackburn
VIØLETS - Exciting London alt-pop trio
Vivienne Chi - One of Bristol's most exciting, emerging singer-songwriters
Youth Killed It - Bolshy, free-flowing Norwich indie-punk quintet
Yves - Storming Swindon indie-rock three-piece
Zags - Flourishing London grime MC