Metro.co.uk and record label Killing Moon pick out the new artists you should listen to today.
GØSPEL sound like: the Drive movie soundtrack, with added bits of Tron and Beverly Hills Cop to essentially create the ultimate 80s film score.
Similar artists: London Grammar, Claire Maguire, Lorde, LOYAL
Their story: GØSPEL are a burgeoning electro-pop duo – Beth Anderton-Allen and Chris Willsher – from London, UK.
Having only formed in 2014, debut single Disasters Running Wild found early adoption by the now-defunct national Introducing show on BBC Radio 1.
Having spent the years in between then and now honing and refining both their sound and live show, the band have earned themselves comparisons from stalwarts of the alternative scene ranging from Daughter to Women’s Hour.
The band have recently announced their new Bodies EP for release later this year and have so far released two singles including the recent Your Thoughts, celebrating it’s release via a packed-out show at The Brewhouse in Hackney.
What’s so great about them? As an entirely independent endeavour, GØSPEL are very much holding to their own in a rather crowded marketplace.
Rather than succumbing to the often-heady pressure of early music industry buzz, the band opted to take the necessary time to flesh out their skills as musicians to delivery the best music they possibly can.
Their laid-back take on electronic music seems to be pushing their career in the right direction, having picked up props from BBC London, Amazing Radio and Radio X.
Most-streamed track on Spotify: Disasters Running Wild
What will they be doing in 2017? With GØSPEL’s career in their own hands and an EP on the way, we’re going to hazard a guess that they’re planning to release further singles in lieu of that EP backed up with some more shows. Y’know, the whole music thing.
Signed to: Unsigned
Upcoming live dates:
- Wednesday 10 May: Birthday’s, London (FREE ENTRY)
- Saturday 3 June: Camden Rocks Festival, London (tickets here)