The Best New Music in the UK 1 / Various
The very best brand new musical talent is available to you right here! This unique compilation album includes a selection of studio recordings from new artists and bands who have performed at an exclusive event called 'THE LOCKOUT', created to source and present the best new talent to both the public and the music industry alike. LOCKOUT Volume 1# is the first in this series of collections which present music from some of the most promising stars of the future. Track 1 on this remarkable collection comes from singer/songwriter CATHERINE FEENY. This stunning song 'Mr Blue' is featured in the feature film 'Running with Scissors' as well as featuring heavily in recent episodes of the US hit series 'The OC'. Also included is a track from ANNA KRANTZ, hailed as the spiritual successor to Carole King, this 23 year old has already generated so much interest that her debut single is play listed on BBC radio and is on heavy rotation nationwide. Anna's single 'Sweeter Devotion' is a perfect tribute to her fusion of classic sounds with contemporary themes. Heavy hitters PASSENGER are destined to join the ranks of Snow Patrol & Keane as the UK's hottest new band in 2007. Passenger is represented by the hugely successful team behind Robbie Williams and is heavily tipped for big things. Passenger's music is an extraordinary mixture of acoustic folk with epic yet intimate hip hop and elecronica influenced modernity. One of the most currently talked about artists is KARIMA FRANCIS. Feature in the Sunday Times 'one to watch' Feb 4th 200 Karima's voice is so distinctive that it cuts through a room to hush a chattering crowd in seconds. Her soulfully expressive, unique vocal flights hardly prepare you for the intimacy and empathy that always follows. Attempts at comparisons include names such as Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman & Jeff Buckley. Following a huge battle between the major record labels, Karima has just inked her first deal and is sure to rise to great heights imminently. Another one to watch is MAMA'S GUN fronted by Andy Platts. This singer, songwriter, all round musician and producer is being championed by Blues & Soul magazine. Reminiscent of the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder & Marvin Gaye, Mama's Gun has grown from a word of mouth hot live act to a potentially world-wide selling band, signing to an international publishing company late last year. LOCKOUT Volume #1 presents a total of 12 tracks from 12 of the countries most promising new acts, sourced from far and wide and selected primarily for their high quality & talent as well as their breaking potential. This album is an essential addition to any music lover's collection and as it also represents the first quality recorded output for many of the artists featured, is sure to be a much treasured collectors' item of the future. Artists featured on the album - Catherine Feeny Anna Krantz Passenger Karima Francis Jon Green Mara Carlyle Kris Buckle Mamas Gun Smoke Feathers The Goodbye Plot Tyler.