RUNRUMMER + ZKELETONZ, 10 GUITARS + EMZAE + SEBASTIAN
Runrummer is the alias of 25-year-old Livi Morris; a songwriter and producer who grew up around Birmingham and is now based in East London. She’s been praised for creating “effortlessly laid-back melody and lyrics tinged with a swagger found on Lily Allen records” (Gigslutz).
A strong advocate for the LGBT community, many of her lyrics confront struggles with sexuality, gender identity and mental health, while her musical influences come from a combination of classic 80s bands alongside contemporary artists like Billie Eilish and Flume. After releasing her debut EP ‘Soul Wrinkles’ towards the end of 2018, Runrummer has received significant support from BBC Introducing including regular airplay and a slot on the BBC stage at Worcester Music Festival. Speaking after the show, Andrew Marston (BBC Introducing Hereford & Worcester) said that Runrummer is one of the “most cutting edge” artists he’s discovered in what’s gearing up to be his “session of the year”. She has now been officially tipped by BBC Introducing as “one to watch” in 2020, and she’s been nominated to play at Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
Her latest single ‘I Like Getting High (But Not All The Time)’ was released on 12th March. “A potent and all-too-relatable
single” (Clash) it addresses the struggles of being an independent artist in the modern world; with all the highs and lows of a growing music career, holding down a steady job and trying to maintain relationships with family and friends. Recorded at the Rattle Collective and mastered by John Greenham (Billie Eilish, girl in red) it also features a stunning music video directed by Nic Kane (Elder Island, Club Kuru) with help from students at the University of Greenwich in London.
Runrummer Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
Bedroom producers from the underground embracing the 21st century with playfulness and confidence, Zkeletonz are pioneers of POSTPOP; pop music with a postpunk spirit.
Watch the official video for ‘One Man Band’ here:
10 Guitars is an Electro-Pop artist from Birmingham, England. Having recently played a string of gigs and festivals, 10 Guitars mixes genres such as funk and pop along with house & techno. A sound unique to the 2nd city.
With messages of standing up against government scandals, biased media corporations, the ever-growing gap between the rich and poor XG pushes the idea for people to ignore all the bullshit and keep striving to follow through with their ambitions and never give up.
With tunes and videos all over the internet, XG is looking at releasing more material over the coming months whilst also injecting with the public with a sound which is loaded with excitement, passion and inspiration.
Watch the official video for ‘Predatory Profiteering’ here:
Described as “one of the most interesting up-and-coming artists in the Midlands” (MusicNotts), Derby-based singer-songwriter Emzae is building a loyal following for her unique brand of self-produced electronic pop which has received praise from the likes of BBC Introducing and Transgressive’s Toby L. Her captivating and emotive live set has landed her slots at a number of festivals including Dot to Dot and Beat the Streets, along with tour stops in Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield. Emzae’s music has been described as “atmospheric and assured” (Mike Wright, Cambridge Music Reviews) and combines often ethereal, emotive vocals with thought-provoking, perceptive lyrics and intricate production, attracting over 24,000 listeners and Spotify editorial support for her track Lucid Dreaming.
Following the release of her infectious midtempo single As This Day Fades to Another in August 2019, which received coverage from Elevator Magazine, God Is In The Tv, Deer Du Bois, Glam Glare and Born Music amongst others, emzae embarked on a mini-tour. Highlights included supporting rising band The Seamonsters at Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge, along with dates in Manchester and Sheffield.
2020 is set to be an exciting year for emzae, as she prepares to release more music, expand her live set and perform at more venues and festivals around the country.
Watch the official video for ‘As This Day Fades To Another’ here:
Sebastian is a Funk artist from Birmingham, UK, who performs original tracks in the style of the “Minneapolis Sound” – popularised in the ’80s by the likes of Prince, The Time, Sheila E., Vanity 6, and Alexander O’Neal.
He is a self-taught musician, who plays guitar, bass, keyboards, and writes and produces his own music in his “Funk Lab” – aimed at making you dance to sexy grooves!
Sebastian released his first EP, I’m Electric, in 2018 and is currently recording a full-length album whilst playing live shows on the local scene.