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Britwaves’ Guide to New British Music: Jan. 2024

todayJanuary 29, 2024


This week on 91.3FM, Britwaves will be playing only new music from some favorites across the pond. Allow me to introduce you to those who keep the ‘new releases’ section of your favorite record store stocked:

The Crooks

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Hailing from Chesterfield, England, The Crooks, comprising Jacko, Chris Stones, Duncan Couch, Conor Fletcher, and Jonathan Keeler, deliver a massive, melodic, anthemic wall of sound. With a vocalist who embodies the essence and rasp of both Liam Gallagher of Oasis and Rick Witter of Shed Seven, their new single “In The Meantime” is absolutely mega. With a rapidly growing fanbase, they’ve sold out shows across England and Scotland, while continuing to gain international attention and airplay.

Lizzie Esau

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Lizzie Esau, originally from London but raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in a family with a strong artistic inclination, has been pouring her thoughts into music for over a decade with unwavering passion. Influenced by the likes of Wolf Alice, Beabadoobee, and Radiohead, she has consistently rejected confinement to any single sonic category. Supported by her live band, featuring guitarist Shaun “Chippy” Chipp, bassist Joe Bennison, and drummer Rob Maynard, Esau has been steadily building her reputation through a packed schedule of live performances and supporting slots for renowned acts. Under the guidance of producer Catherine Marks, recognized for her work with Foals, Wolf Alice, and The Killers, Esau is poised to make a splash in 2024 with her epic alternative sound. Their latest single, “Impossible + Strange,” is available now.


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Bridget., the 21-year-old grunge sensation from Essex, has been carving out a reputation for herself with her dynamic live shows and a consistent flow of hard-hitting grunge-rock and punk singles. “Reason,” the second track off her new EP “Teeth,” is featured on Britwaves this week. With an electrifying stage presence, she effortlessly captivates audiences, leading to a full UK tour supporting PET NEEDS and securing notable support slots for bands like Dubwar, The Soap Girls, and Sick Joy.

Jace Campbell

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From Salford, Greater Manchester, Jace Campbell’s new EP, “The Ballad of Dirty Irwell”, has taken British alternative social media by storm. “Stone Cold” was my choice for this week’s show, a fun in the sun type of song that will have you missing May. (And Steve Austin!)

Neon Waltz

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Neon Waltz, a 4-piece band hailing from John O’Groats, Scotland, comprises Jordan Shearer, Darren Coghill, and the Swanson brothers, Jamie and Kevin. “As Good As Gone” was the new EP, released in November of last year, and it features the title track, which bookends Britwaves’ 34th week on air.

The Clause

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Finally, The Clause, a four-piece alternative group, emerged in early 2016 in Birmingham. They are often described as having a 60’s swagger, an 80’s groove, and a 90’s attack, seamlessly blending the finest elements of guitar music spanning every decade leading up to the heart of rock ‘n’ roll. Their EP, “Pop Culture,” released in November 2023, features the legendary track “Gabrielle,” a heavenly tune showcasing expert production.

Open the door, see what you find: these new rock ‘n’ roll stars, along with the latest from Liam Gallagher – John Squire, Shed Seven, Bad Sounds, and more on Britwaves. Tune in on Tuesday, January 30th at 12 PM, and again on Thursday, February 1st at 8 PM.

Written by: Jace