Hilang Child is the moniker of Ed Riman, a half-Welsh, half-Indonesian musician & songwriter from London. With a few exquisite tracks appearing quietly over the last year or so and praised highly by the likes of The Line of Best Fit and Clash Magazine, Hilang Child has also recently collaborated with Lost Horizons (the new project from ex-Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde and ex-Dif Juz drummer Richie Thomas), co-writing two songs and joining their live ensemble for upcoming tour dates. Crafting expansive atmospheres in his multi-layered songs and with a debut album entitled Years set for release in August 2018 on Bella Union, get down early to witness for yourself the magic of Hilang Child.
Elan Tamara is a singer/songwriter/keyboardist from Walthamstow, East London, born and raised.
She makes heartfelt, otherworldly music Her first two EPs ‘Gold Fishes’ and ‘Shadows’ were self-released and her third ep ‘Organ’ on Ninja Tune imprint, Big Dada, all to critical acclaim. A few years have passed and she's finally finished her debut album to be released 2019 produced with her long time collaborator Kwes of Warp Records. You can hear the album's first single 'Long Walks' across all streaming platforms.
Ari Roar – moniker of Texan singer-songwriter Caleb Campbell– released his debut album, Calm Down on 25 May via Bella Union.
Speaking about his new single, ‘Calm Down’, Ari says: “I wrote this on a sunny day in a Seattle basement. I had been walking through this hilly neighbourhood and the inclines we’re leaving me winded. I made my way down to the lake and remember the water being freezing even though it was a warm day. I couldn’t believe that people were swimming. I was back and forth between writing songs and going to this local post office to have pictures of astronauts printed out.”
With intuitive powers of clarity and concision to the fore, Calm Down is an album that draws on 1960s pop and modern DIY heroes for a set of lovingly languid, lo-fi miniatures. Depths of detail and lived experience bustle beneath effortlessly melodic surfaces; sure signs of a writer in confident command of his pitch.