Cosmo Sheldrake is a 26 year-old multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and producer.
He regularly performs on banjo, loop station, keyboards, double bass, drums, penny whistle, sousaphone, accordion and many more. He is an inspirational singer and improviser, and much of his work is concerned with play, nonsense and the sonorous environment.
Cosmo composes music for film and theatre and tours internationally, performing solo and with several bands including Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit and the Gentle Mystics. He ran a community choir until 2013, teaches in schools and privately and has facilitated music workshops and youth empowerment and nature awareness camps across Europe and North America.
Mary Epworth’s debut album, Dream Life, saw much praise from press and radio, and lead to four singles playlisted at BBC 6 Music, ‘Black Doe’ picked as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World, and Mary and her band performing sold-out headline shows and playing many festivals. Mary’s career has also taken an unexpected detour with the hit US podcast Welcome to Night Vale and its spin-off Within the Wires, composing the score for the latter and joining the Night Vale team on their hugely successful sold-out tours across the US and Europe.
Mary has announced her second album set for release in September. Produced by Thom Monahan and recorded at his Golden Void studio in LA, 'Elytral' sees Mary arriving with greater ferocity and a letting loose of her darker instincts through grinding, splintered soundscapes, electronic experimentalism, prog, psychedelia, free- jazz and more
When Lewes-raised newcomer Laucan began singing in falsetto after the break-up of an old band, he had his reasons. “I didn’t want anyone hearing my songs through the door of my room,” recalls Laurence Galpin, the 27-year-old behind the Laucan (pronunciation: Lor-can) moniker. Thankfully, his newfound readiness to be heard doesn’t come at any cost to his distinct voice on his debut EP, Up Tomorrow, released March 6th on Sunday Best. Between its impressionist lyrical images, spectral folk beauty and enveloping soundscapes, Up Tomorrow is a gorgeous, glowing introduction to a singer who found something special in his attic-based isolation.
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