This week we continue our latest feature on the Tipping Point, spotlighting the biggest and best emerging acts from across the UK. Each Monday, we ask one of our esteemed tippers to select five of their hottest tips to be featured on the site throughout the week.
Next up we have Jordan White, freelance writer and music journalist living in London. Having previously written for HISKIND and TMRW magazine, he’s currently a feature writer for Notion, Wonderland, Rollacoaster and The Great Escape festival as well as live reviewing for Gigwise. Outside of music journalism, the past year has seen him assist DawBell and WMA in music PR. Check out all Jordan’s picks below!
Charli XCX states she wishes Nasty Cherry were around when she was 14 and to be honest I’m just glad they’re around at my sweet age of 22. Signed by XCX’s own label Vroom Vroom Recordings, these cherries follow in the same grunge-pop vein that Sky Ferreira embodies. Makes sense considering their latest drop ‘Music With Your Dad’ is produced by Ferreira’s regular collaborator Justin Raisen – long live the goths.
Tying the laces to Matlock residents’ dancing shoes five years running, the trio flaunt DIY-disco to their quiet town of Derbyshire. Glittering synth and silky riffs touch only the surface of Patawawa’s skill set as they push an entire new identity to the popularised ‘bedroom pop’ genre with a diverting funky charm.
Bristol’s hopeless romantics spin 70s/80s pop culture on its head. We’ve all familiar with the phrase, “I was born in the wrong era,” (can’t relate, I got brought up during the Spice Girls reign) but hand on heart Swimming Girls mean it. A strong nostalgic connection to the years they weren’t around to experience is what undoubtedly brought the four together, re-imagining said years through glamorous fist-in-air anthems.
Witnessing a bunch of mates from Sheffield conquer London’s Scala was indeed a moment, but what this band really needs is a stage ten times its size for the music to truly live up to its destined grand status. Hints of Britpop laced through velvety psychedelia lays potent through their creations, with the added bonus of being quite the aural treats.
Much to my surprise my discovery of the compact pizza shack in Brighton dishing up a drooling 18” was not my tastiest find on the coast that weekend. Liverpool’s Pizzagirl deck out their Great Escape basement gig with glimmering synthesizers and a striking 80s influenced identity. Blending pre-internet sounds with post-internet lyrics to craft a compilation of songs wishing to be burned onto CDs and sent immediately to crushes.