We asked Night Czar, Amy Lamé, to gives us her top pick of artists to look out for during Sounds Like London.
Night Czar's top picks
Jade Bird has been making waves across the globe. She’s gone from playing the capital’s grassroots venues to critically acclaimed showcase gigs at SXSW earlier this year. And now she’ll be the first artist to playing the North Tower in the iconic Tower Bridge as part of our AirBnB series.
It should come as no surprise that Mabel was destined to follow in the footsteps of her music royalty parents, Neneh Cherry and Cameron McVey. Mabel has spent the past few years paving her way to international stardom on her own terms. As known for her collaborations as her solo work, Mabel recently released a track with acclaimed acts Raye and Stefflon Don. Look out for Mabel as part of Apple’s June series in partnership with Sounds Like London.
Tiana Major9 is breathing some fresh life into the UK R&B soul scene. Her part spoken word alternative jazz vibes are the perfect soundtrack to summer and can’t fail to make you smile. Catch Tiana at the BBC Music Introducing showcase at The Lexington alongside breakthrough acts Kara Marni and Olivia Nelson.
Girls of Grime
Grime music is synonymous with London. While male artists dominate the headlines, there’s a wealth of female talent who are taking the capital by storm. On 17 June Girls of Grime will host a Female Takeover in Dalston. The Grime Violinist brings an amazing infectious energy by weaving classical into grime.
You can attend a gig every night of Sounds Like London in the capital’s grassroots music venues. Amazing talent will be representing the best of London. My pick of the crop is Big Joanie – a female trio who describe themselves as black feminist sistah punk. Check them out.