2008 – present (9 years)
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
With a ‘Q The Music Track of the Day’ in the bag and a BBC 6Music Record of the Week for the infectious ‘So Sofia’, further airplay on BBC Radio 2, Q Radio and Ireland’s 2FM – plus growing support from BBC regional radio stations across the UK, Midlands based roots-pop four piece The Musgraves established themselves as ‘ones to watch’ in 2012 via their critically acclaimed debut EP, ‘Lost In Familiarity’.
Their debut UK single, ‘Last Of Me’, was championed by Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2, with the TV personality inviting them to appear on his BBC television talk show.
Influenced by 50s and 60s pop/soul and folk, the band have a sound that sits somewhere between The House Martins, The Ronettes and The Beach Boys. Spring-loaded handclaps and irresistible sing-along choruses cradle often bittersweet tales of love, friendship and, ultimately, identity, providing unexpected levels of depth to their rootsy, pop anthems in waiting.
The Musgraves’ 11 song debut album You That Way I This Way is set to release in the US via OK! Good Records on April 16, and could quite possibly be the anti-depressant to the recent surge of bitter-sweet anthems of love and loss from bands like The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, and The Head And The Heart.
“…Beautifully crafted Pop-Folk songs that capture a tremendous sense of effortless energy showing a song writing ability well beyond their years and far above that of you’re average band. Undoubtedly they have potential to go far…”
BBC West Midlands
“…The freshness and enthusiasm of these musicians has been coupled with mature song writing and a polished production sound rarely found on a debut independent release. The result is folk-infused alt-pop at its best…”
The Line of Best Fit
OK! Good Records- http://okgoodrecords.com
Redhouse Management UK - redhouse.uk.net
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