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TIPPER OF THE WEEK: ROSIE WATSON

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.

Today we introduce Rosie Watson, who works for artist management company KINGDOM (Lucia & the Best Boys, Walt Disco, Dead Pony, The Ninth Wave, All Things Blue).  Check out Rosie’s latest tips below!


LIZZIE REID
Lizzie Reid is the first artist I could think of when trying to compile my five acts. Watching lizzie on stage is hauntingly beautiful. She is an emerging folk artist and truly is something special. Sometimes I look at someone and think to myself “they were born to write music”. Every single time I watch lizzie, this crosses my mind. She conveys herself with pure emotion and humbleness. I cannot wait to listen to her first release of music into the world.

 

PLEASURE HEADS

Pleasure Heads have an undefined amount of talent in my opinion. Beautifully composed lyrics,  catchy guitar riffs and bass lines. From the first release ‘Concrete Lips’ to most recent single ‘Cosmospolis’, the band are constantly developing and continuing to hit out with great songs. They make me want to be at a festival with a beer in hand, dancing with all my friends. Euan has a dreamy enchanting vocal tone that is unforgettable. They are the underdogs on the cusp of making a great impact in music.

 

DECLAN WELSH AND THE DECADENT WEST

Declan has a voice that needs to be heard. He has a vast amount of life experience and conveys it perfectly in his music. The band recently released debut album ‘Cheaply Bought Expensively Sold’. There are songs that hit hard inspired from his time in Palestine to the softer ones based on encouraging people to live their best life and being who they are. The album comes to an end with the song ‘Times’ which has a special place in my heart. It is inspired from Declan losing a dear friend. The chorus below portrays the importance of enjoying life and to take nothing for granted. This has always stood out to me.
“There’s only here and now
Because the future is unwritten
And the past is just a story that we tell to ease the pain”
The four-piece are another that I would recommend seeing live. Having secured playing Glastonbury last year, they are ready to take on pretty much any festival next year.

 

JOESEF

If you’ve not heard of Joesef yet, I have no idea what you have been doing. He has went from strength to strength in a short period of time. He sold out his first ever show which took place at King Tuts and then went straight onto selling out SWG3 Galvanisers. Both shows were outstanding. Between the confetti cannons and getting handed a bouquet of flowers that had been part of the stage set up, I really couldn’t complain. Again he is another very humble musician and this shines through when he performs, making it all that bit more special. The 5 piece setup are perfectly in sync and are all outstanding musicians in their own right. They come together as if it was meant to be.

 

GALLUS

If you have that urge to get lost in a world of high chaotic energy, then check out where Gallus are playing next. It’s hard to take your eyes off Barry who fronts the band when he is in action. The whole band give it their all on stage, holding nothing back. The riffs come hard and the vocals come loud. From selling out multiple venues in Glasgow to playing TRNSMT next year, it would be great to see them take the next step.

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