Launched at Red Bull Studios
About the Show
Music series featuring conversation and performance by up-and-coming bands and singers, introduced by Annie Mac
Series 2 Summary
Presenter Annie Mac introduces performance and chat from 10 hotly tipped young musical acts, including Deap Vally, AlunaGeorge, Arlissa, Laura Mvula and Bastille.
New Zealand-born singer Willy Moon, who is now based in London, chats to host Annie Mac about his hopes and plans for the year ahead, meeting Jack White and being championed by Ladyhawke. He also gives an exclusive musical performance of his tracks Yeah Yeah and I Wanna Be Your Man.
Guitar pop quartet Cheatahs perform tracks The Swan and Fountain Park, and talk to host Annie Mac about their plans for the future and what it's like to be a London-based band with global origins. They are championed by The Cribs, whose bassist Gary Jarman talks about the band and their sound.
Dance-pop singer and songwriter A*M*E talks to Annie Mac about being in a girl band at school, her love of K-Pop and her plans for the future. She gives an exclusive performance of her tracks Play the Game Boy and Heartless, and hears from her champion, Gary Barlow.
Manchester indie rock quartet The 1975 perform their songs Sex and Chocolate and chat to presenter Annie Mac about how the band got together, the process of songwriting and their hopes for the year ahead. Their champion, DJ Huw Stephens, talks about their confident sound and appealing melodies.
South London singer and songwriter Syron talks to presenter Annie Mac about the R'n'B, garage and house influences on her music, collaborating with Rudimental and Tensnake, and her plans for a new album in the year ahead. She also performs her tracks Breaking and Here, and hears from her champion, Little Boots.
Californian blues rock duo Deap Vally perform their tracks Gonna Make My Own Money, Baby I Call Hell and Creep Life and hear from their champions The Vaccines, who talk about their bold, unapologetic style of guitar music. They also chat with presenter Annie Mac about the circumstances in which they met and the meaning behind some of their lyrics.
AlunaGeorge, who make R'n'B-tinged electronic pop music, give a performance of their tracks Your Drums, Your Love and You Know You Like It and hear from their champion, singer Katy B. The London-based duo also talk to presenter Annie Mac about how they met and started working together, and their plans for the year ahead, including a new album.
London-based singer and songwriter Arlissa chats with host Annie Mac about working with Nas, how she first started writing music, the artists she most admires and her plans for the year ahead. She performs her songs Hard to Love Somebody Part Two and Sticks & Stones, and her champion, DJ Scott Mills, talks about her mature, well-rounded vocal performance.
Singer and songwriter Laura Mvula from Birmingham uses her classical training to create a fresh take on soul music. She talks to host Annie Mac about singing in an a capella group, writing for vocal ensemble and her plans for the year ahead, including plenty of live gigs. She also gives a performance of her songs She and Sing to the Moon and hears from her champion, Emeli Sandé.
London four-piece band Bastille chat to presenter Annie Mac about how they got together and built a fan base, the process of writing their songs, their plans for the year ahead and the different elements contributing to their multi-faceted pop sound. They perform two tracks, Pompeii and Flaws, and hear their champion, DJ Greg James, describe seeing them play live.
Launched at Red Bull Studios synopsis
Music series featuring conversation and performance by up-and-coming bands and singers, introduced by Annie MacEpisode Guide >