Ahead of her first album in five years, the stunning ‘Still On My Mind’, out now on BMG, Dido has announced five further UK dates in November and December, in addition to her already sold out UK tour this May. Commencing at the Birmingham Arena, on 28 November, Dido will also perform in Manchester, Brighton, Ipswich, and Sheffield, before winding up at the Evintim Apollo, London, on December 8.
Swimming Bell is the project of Katie Schottland. The Brooklyn-based folk singer broke her foot in 2015, and her imposed inactivity led her to write music. She writes by ear, having no formal musical training, and learned some basic chords from a chord sheet she printed out in order to work out how to play Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’. From these gentle beginnings, she launched her debut EP, ‘The Golden Heart’, in October 2017, which was met with critical acclaim.
Cici-Rose is an up and coming Pop and RnB singer songwriter, whose style falls somewhere between Dua Lipa and Lana Del Rey. Her latest single, ‘Don’t Take It Personal’, a cover of the Lyrica Anderson original, is laid back yet strikingly captivating. ‘Don’t Take It Personal’ is out now through Auraphonic Records.
Blue Monday? More like Blue January… The cold weather makes a 6.30am start even bleaker. After a weekend of revlry, you’re reminded of the impending routine coming your way and as you lie there in bed, I wake up and reach for my morning playlist. I alter it every week and these tracks are some of the ones that are getting me through Blue January.
New York based singer songwriter Alice Kristiansen first started in 2011 by posting covers of songs by the likes of Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and the Civil Wars onto her YouTube channel, while also playing guitar or piano. This led to her releasing her self-titled EP in 2014, while still only 18. Her biggest boost was the following year when Ashton Kutcher shared her cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ on his social media, leading to a surge in her popularity.