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.

Final 30

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

VI├śLETS - 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

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