MTV Presents Alex Gardner & Eliza Doolittle
Plus Sunday Girl on 15th of July at Dingwalls, London
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 17:23
MTV and Gift Music have teamed up to put on a series of exclusive live shows featuring the best established and emerging talent around.
Taking place across the country, each show will present our pick of the finest, freshest acts out there – some already big stars and some on the way up.
And just in case you're a bit hard up for cash, or simply just fancy your luck, we've got pairs of tickets for the show to giveaway...
Get used to the name Alex Gardner, 2010's brightest new talent. The 18-year-old Scot is the complete package: the pop-writing craft of George Michael the looks of a young Elvis and a rich soul-pop voice to die for, combine this with the power pop team of Xenomania and we have something utterly unique.
Addictive debut single ‘I’m Not Mad’ is already a fan favourite from Alex’s powerful live shows with Paolo Nutini, Mike, Paloma Faith and at T in the Park, along side other tracks like ‘Picture Me Running’, ‘Where Were U When I Was Sleeping’ and the huge ‘Yesterday’s News’.
All feature on Alex’s debut album, set for release in the summer. Running the gamut from soulful ballads, after-hours love, pumping pop tracks to aching dancefloor struts, Gardner’s songbook shows he’s a proper album artist.
A major new artist to watch out for this summer.
Eliza Doolittle – strong of opinion, smiley of face, loud of tights (and with a childhood nickname that stuck) – was born in Camden, north London 21 years ago. Informed by the stresses of modern city life, teenage aggro, classic pop, old soul and the appeal of simple, strong melodies built from clanking percussion and jazzy licks, Eliza’s eponymous debut album is bursting at the seams with life and enthusiasm and vigour - just like its creator.
Opening single ‘Skinny Genes’ is incredibly catchy, whip-smart pop, with a whistling refrain that will have the milkman in raptures and across the whole album Eliza marries breezily beautiful melodies and witty, erudite lyrics with a delightfully off-kilter twist and a knack for a killer hook. While she may mine sounds from the classic 60’s and 70’s pop, Eliza manages to sound indisputably fresh. She has the outsize humour, intelligence, talent and the exceptional pop nous to rise above the current cut and dried pop mould, delivering exceptional music that breaks the rules and stereotypes.
Another summer record to check out.
As Sunday Girl 21 year old Jade Williams has found her own melancholic yet uplifting sound, honed with producers such as Diplo and Jim Elliot (a favourite of Kylie and Ladyhawke).
Destined to be a pop star very soon, Sunday Girl takes her rightful place in the wave of synth-friendly feisty female artists such as Alison Goldfrapp and Bat for Lashes.
Check out "Four Floors" now and new single "Stop Hey" will be released in June.
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