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Edie Bens – the first one

Brighton-based Welsh songstress Edie Bens will be releasing her debut single ‘The First One’ on all major streaming platforms. The song is a nostalgic account of teenage angst recorded with her live band and produced by the amazing Josh Harrison who is currently working with Royal Blood. Combining folk and Americana influences with hearty pop melodies, her heartfelt and honest music was first noticed by the producers of ITV’s ‘This Morning,’ where, at the age of 16, one of her songs was aired on live television, with host Philip Schofield noting her as ‘one to watch’. Edie has had airplay on BBC Radio Wales, BBC introducing and has live experience at festivals including last years ‘The Great Escape’ in Brighton, a hot-bed for emerging talent in the industry. Selling out her first headline show in Brighton this year at The Prince Albert Edie Bens has a growing reputation as one of the South Easts most exciting artists. 2019 clearly has a lot in store for this bright young starlet, with her return to ‘The Great Escape’ as well as tour support for Chloe Foy and a summer packed with numerous festivals and even a few dates overseas.

Suzi Island – Show Me The Way

Suzi Island

Suzi Island, a duo from Brighton release their debut single produced and mixed by Pete Robertson of the Vaccines. It’s a driving, bass-heavy anthem and the first single from the alternative guitar band. It follows on from their packed-out debut show at The Green Door Store in January.

Following in the footsteps of Royal Blood, British Sea Power and most recently the likes of Yonaka & Dream Wife, Suzi Island are the latest band to form in the breezy seaside town of Brighton, England. Despite being only 19 yrs old, playing music is nothing new for Hugh
Reilly-Smith and Matthew Carter.

Suzi Island represents childhood friendship and a move away from home to Brighton, to study music. The two 19 year olds grew up together in Andover, playing in bands all their teenage lives. That was the journey and Suzi Island has always been the destination.

They are joined on stage by Carlie Randall-Smith and Harvey Norman, and alongside playing the music, they all live together too. With lyrics based on the ‘Real Life’, (the title of one of their future singles) they manage to capture the inspiration within their daily lives. This is what they are about: Living life, finding your way, discovery and fun.

Currently working on more music with Pete of The Vaccines fame, and Larry Hibbit who has worked on breakthrough records from Nothing But Thieves and Sundara Karma. They have a packed 2018 with several more singles due before the years out and
numerous live dates.

CONFIRMED LIVE DATES
London – 8th March / Old Blue Last w Fears Chella
London – 22nd March / Gibson Studio w Stereo Honey

Suzi Island
Suzi Island, a duo from Brighton release their debut single produced and mixed by Pete Robertson of the Vaccines. It’s a driving, bass-heavy anthem and the first single from the alternative guitar band. It follows on from their packed-out debut show at The Green Door Store in January.


“Pop trio Suzi Island (Hugh Reilly-Smith, Matthew Carter and Carlie Randall) share the first of five new tracks for 2019 with Halo—a righteously ripped synth riff driven sound-speculator with passionate vocals that you can check out above. A 2nd track is legit a week or so away. Listen above and love!” (Music For The Soul)