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Communion New Faces / April 2015 English Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Communion Music has just announced the third installment of its biannual New Faces tour, which will take place this April in venues across England. The tour will feature a rotating bill, giving each artist a chance to headline at least one show and putting the emphasis on introducing up-and-coming talent to new audiences. Showcasing musicians include piano pop artist Frances, acoustic troubadour Tenterhook, singer/songwriter Charlotte OC (pictured above and profiled by our David ahead of SXSW 2015 here) and alt-pop songwriter Freddie Dickson.

If you purchase your ticket from MusicGlue via Communion’s Web site you will receive a free EP download featuring a taster track from each artist on the tour. Below the tour date listing, you can sample Frances’ latest track ‘A Million Lines’. Tickets for the following dates are available now.

Monday 20th April 2015 – Liverpool Arts Club
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – Leeds Brudenell
Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Friday 24th April 2015 – Oxford Bullingdon
Monday 27th April 2015 – Brighton Sticky Mike’s
Tuesday 28th April 2015 – London St. Stephen’s Church
Wednesday 29th April 2015 – Bristol Louisiana

 

(SXSW 2015 flavoured!) Bands to Watch #319: Charlotte OC

 
By on Monday, 5th January 2015 at 12:00 pm
 

At the age of five, Charlotte O’Connor (known by her stage name Charlotte OC) began playing music and started to write her own songs ten years later. Hailing from Blackburn in Lancashire, the singer-songwriter was surrounded by folk and soul music from an early age, with Alicia Keys, Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed listed among her major influences.

In her late teens, Charlotte OC suffered from the unfortunate reality of the music industry, having been signed and later dropped by the Columbia record label. Despite the setback, it didn’t damage her confidence and she returned in October 2013 with the release of ‘Colour My Heart’ on Stranger Records, most famously associated with Lana Del Rey. An EP of the same name was launched a month later. To coincide with the launch of the ‘Colour My Heart’ extended play, the singer/songwriter released ‘Hangover’ as a single, a track which was produced as a result of the artist turning up to the studio with yes, you guessed it, a hangover. The EP led to Charlotte OC being heavily “tipped for success in 2014” by both the the BBC and Digital Spy.

Throughout 2014, Charlotte OC made a number of festival appearances in support of her latest EP ‘Strange’ released on Polydor Records, including a set on the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park in July. The extended play, which was highly praised by fans and critics alike, contains four pop ballads, each of which draws on Charlotte OC’s experiences of love and heartbreak.

The future is certainly looking bright for 23-year-old Charlotte OC, and she is without doubt one to look out for in 2015. The year begins with her supporting TGTF friends The Temper Trap during two special dates in Australia (playing Melbourne tonight and Sydney tomorrow), as well as a scheduled appearance at SXSW 2015 in March.

 
 
 

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