Doe:

Name of ARTIST or ACT?

Hannah Williams and the Affirmations.

Where did you hear about them/ discover their work?

A friend of the family actually was going crazy over this artist for months and kept on sending me links to all of the songs. Recently she was even sampled on JayZ’s latest album 4:44.

What do you like about them?

They create a fabulous sound both live and in the studio. Hannah’s voice shows a lot of depth, maturity and growth as an artist. The songs that they write are full of pure and honest emotion. Plus the more I read the more I respect this woman’s grit. She has been doing stuff for a while and recently things have started to fall into place for her.

What headphones do you use?

I recently purchased a pair of Skull Candy Crusher Wireless headphones after borrowing Gem’s in the office (but obviously mine are in black).

Petros:

Name of ARTIST or ACT?

Slugdge.

Where did you hear about them/ discover their work?

Through a friend that thought I may like them. These guys are a funny bunch; basically 2 guitarists playing for fun, writing riffs from their bedrooms and dedicating an entire discography on death metal about slugs and not gigging at all…

What do you like about them?

A joke you think right? Well a joke maybe, but they’re so good, the drummer from The Black Dahlia Murder decided to join them!! If you’re a fan of the genre, do yourself a favour and headover to bandcamp, spotify or whatever else you prefer using and listen to their brand new album, Esoteric Malacology.

What headphones do you use?

Sennheiser HD 650 open back headphones optimised for mixing. Quite like using them even for regular listening!

Gem:

Name of ARTIST or ACT?

Bishop Briggs.

Where did you hear about her/ discover her work?

I was watching an American dance TV show called World of Dance. It was one of the songs used for one of the performances. I was hooked after 30 seconds and spent the rest of the day searching for her music, watching videos and even watching other artist covers of her songs (Pink does a really amazing live cover of the song River).

What do you like about her?

Her voice is powerful and simple. I like how you can hear emotions through her words. Each song she has released is different but you can tell it’s the same artist. Plus her music videos are 90s-tastic and actually represent the songs.

What headphones do you use?   Skull Candy – Crusher Wireless.