Alternative Friday

helping to spread the word about impressive new & under the radar musicians

I’m not sure an Emerging artists post has ever covered African soul, urban folk, country rock, and something quite ambient all at the same time! If it’s a first it’s because they’re all quite outstanding creations though, so which are your favs…


Lewis Bootle – All I Know
This is a gem of a tune with captivating lyrics by singer, songwriter and guitarist Lewis Bootle, from Ware in Hertfordshire, but is it urban folk or acoustic rap? I’ll let you decide.
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[Sorry – track removed from soundcloud]


Haula – Freedom
Exotic vocals and an uplifting tune combining soul, blues, and African influences, make for a wonderful sound from London and Oxford based singer and pianist Haula Nakakembo. The production is highly polished production too. Gorgeous.
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Mojomakerz – Zayed
There are so many different ways you could describe the music from the Tales for Sunrise album by Lincolnshire based musician & songwriter Paul Hegarty, and Scottish musician & producer Ian James Stewart, but I’ve called it a mix of experimental, electronic, & ambient. Either way, this atmospheric “East meets West” track and video should start your colourful Mojomakerz journey with a smile.
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Matthew the Oxx – Haul It Up
Havana, havana, havana cigar… isn’t your everyday start to a song, but it kicks off Haul It Up with a rousing energy that keeps you hooked until the very end. Matthew the Oxx is possibly better known for his folk tracks, but this adds a country rock feel to it too. A wonderfully catchy combination of styles.
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[Sorry – track removed from soundcloud]

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