Rivers is the stage name of Bedfordshire’s Rachel Early, who has apparently already garnered comparisons to bold, dramatic songstress Paloma Faith. Having performed since the age of 12, the songwriter has finally revealed her debut album, ‘My Little Baby’, which centres on compositions crafted of the piano but incorporates and interesting, but subtle electro element.
Byron Bay school friends Parcels relocated to the creative hub of Berlin to further their musical journey. Now signed to Kitsune/Because, the band won a legion of fans with their early EPs, which showcased a compelling electro sound that was as forward thinking as it was retro sounding. Citing Beach Boys, Chic, and Steely Dan amongst their primary influences, the band’s self-titled debut album has a clear seventies feel, but does it hold enough weight within its 12 tracks to pack a powerful punch for international success?