#ising: June’s emerging talent

iSing takes a look at music from Steele, Delta Sleep and Kailee Morgue. Steele  Swedish singer Steele has pulled off a rare feat: she’s made a pop album brimming with emotion. Paroxysm, out this month, is an electro-noir affair with lyrics inspired by the artist’s own near-death experience that are both dark and life-affirming. Stockholm-based […]

The Brits who bagged prizes in top songwriting contest

The winners of a prestigious international songwriting contest have been announced with Brits taking home first prize in two categories. The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) gives aspiring and established songwriters a chance to raise their profile in the international arena with past recipients including Gregory Porter, Gotye, Kasey Chambers and Bastille. This year’s grand prize […]

BBC1 All Together Now judge, Joanna Eden

Confessions of a TV judge

Joanna Eden, UK based jazz artist and vocal coach (Sam Smith), has posted an extraordinary apology on Facebook after appearing as a judge on BBC One’s singing show All Together Now. In the lengthy piece, Eden explains why she regrets taking part in the show and questions society’s fascination with singing contests and “perfect vocals”. Eden […]