Band of the Day #501 – Ella Eyre

Firstly our congratulations must go to this talented young soul who stole the limelight at last night’s BRIT Awards - not only for THAT dazzling catsuit she donned for her explosive performance - but for picking up Best British Single for her chart-topping track with Rudimental, ‘Waiting All Night’.

Ella Eyre may only be 19 years old, but this feisty BRIT School graduate is packing star quality. Her husky voice and Motown inspired songwriting reveals a maturity beyond her years and her incredible live performance holds her in the top league of the game.

She is currently working on her debut album, set to be released this summer and she will be supporting our first announced Dome Show headliner, Kelis at The Great Escape 2014.

BAND OF THE DAY #169 - Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets forthcoming fourth album ‘Radlands’, will be released on 30th April via Rough Trade Records.The album was recorded between Austin, Texas and Streatham, London and was co-produced by Mystery Jets and Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Emiliana Torrini). They say of their new effort:

We’ve always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew. We arrived with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there. It was called Radlands (a fusion of the 1970s Terrence Malick film ‘Badlands’ and Redlands, Keith Richard’s Sussex estate), which is also what we named our studio; a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river.

Twelve months on, and we are gearing up to take Radlands on the road. Its been a long time and we cannot wait to see you all again.

We can’t wait to see you either guys! Check out the official trailer for the album here:



--Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music