June's new music

#iSing: June’s new music

Check out new music from Oscar Jerome, Lisa Redford and Edith. Oscar Jerome South London’s Oscar Jerome is one of the new wave of musicians taking the capital’s jazz scene to exciting places, blending it with soul and funk and coming up with something shimmering and exuberant. Fresh from supporting Kamasi Washington on his UK […]

May's new music

#iSing: May’s new music

Check out new music from Eloise Viola, Brother Zulu and Jaki Nelson. Eloise Viola Despite a lifelong love of singing, Brighton-born Eloise Viola had plans for a career as a psychologist – but a meeting with US producer Brandon Friesen changed all that. Viola and Friesen were introduced by top vocal coach Stevie Lange (Lange […]

podcasts for singers

Three podcasts for singers

The explosion in podcasting is good news for singers looking for inspiration or motivation. Here are three podcasts worth listening to. Tape Notes This podcast lifts the lid on the different stages of the creative process by getting artists to explain the evolution of their music. Tape Notes host John Kennedy invites musicians to share […]

April's new music

#iSing: April’s new music

Check out new music from New York’s Lion Babe, Brighton’s Isabelle Brown and Cornish artist Bailey Tomkinson. Lion Babe New York funksters Lion Babe have honed their sound – a poppy blend of disco, neo-soul and R&B – by collaborating with some stellar artists in recent years. Pharrell Williams, Childish Gambino and Disclosure have all […]

Scott Walker

Scott Walker: a creative force who influenced a generation

Artist Scott Walker, who inspired everyone from David Bowie to Jarvis Cocker, will be remembered for his songwriting prowess, his distinctive baritone and his dynamic originality. During his extraordinary 50-year career the enigmatic Scott Walker evolved from a clean-cut teen idol into an avant-garde experimental artist, who relentlessly pushed boundaries with his insightful lyrics and […]

New music out in March

#iSing: March’s new music

Check out the latest music from Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Charlie Straw and Rie Fu. Ayanna Witter-Johnson We never thought the cello was a particularly sexy or cool instrument – until we saw cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson, resplendent in a fleek gold catsuit, in action in her latest music video. Nothing Less is the first track off Witter-Johnson’s […]