Townsend Music Breakthrough - Vol. 7
Updated: Feb 18
Here at Townsend Music, while we're selling records and running artist stores for some of the biggest names in the music business, we're also helping a host of brand new acts sell music to their fans. Sharing is caring as they say; we've rounded up some of the hottest up and coming artists across our platform so you can join their journeys at the source. Whether you’re mad for indie, digging on rap or deeply into disco, there's something new to discover this month. Get ready for these brilliant bands and artists to provide the soundtrack to your 2021, and potentially, years to come.
Do Nothing - Glueland EP
Following the release of their debut EP Zero Dollar Bill, Nottingham band Do Nothing return with a new EP Glueland, which is set for release this March. The four-piece have shown their potential with a rousing, post-punk aesthetic over previous releases and their latest offering makes good on that promise.
Speaking on their forthcoming EP, frontman Chris Bailey explains: "Glueland is about the inevitable feeling of being thrown onto a big pile of your own rubbish and paddling around in it like some kind of dusty walrus. We worked to make the songs and artwork all feel like they came from the same universe.”
We are already counting down the days for this one! Pre-order your copy now on black vinyl on the Do Nothing store.
Internet Money - B4 The Storm
LA-based Internet Money is rap’s most in-demand musical collective-turned-record label, having just released their debut album, B4 The Storm. The star-studded compilation features 17 tracks with guest appearances from Juice WRLD, Wiz Khalifa, Trippie Redd, and many more.
Founded by Taz Taylor in 2014, Internet Money kick-started their career off from their bedrooms and made their way into the music industry through YouTube. Now the collective has produced an album of esteemed in-house beats with some of the biggest players known in the rap game.
"Once you understand there's no rules in music, you can break all the rules you thought existed." - Taz Taylor
Don’t miss out - order the album on Limited Edition Clear Vinyl and CD now.
Cobalt Chapel - Orange Synthetic
Allow us to introduce psychedelic duo Cobalt Chapel and their new album Orange Synthetic, an exploration of their home county Yorkshire inspired by the humanity, anecdotes and folklore of the region and surrounding landscapes.
The album showcases their distinctive style, through Cecilia Fage’s crisp vocals and choral arrangements paired with Jarrod Gosling’s use of organs - all of the elements which underpin their experimental yet melodic sound.
Immerse yourself into Cobalt Chapel’s world and grab a copy of Orange Synthetic on Signed Orange Vinyl and CD now.
The Jacques - The Four Five Three
The Four Five Three is the debut album from indie band The Jacques. Heralding from Bristol and London, the band formed in early 2014 and since then have appeared live at Dot to Dot Festival and GuilFest. Supporting The Libertines at the Hyde Park Festival was a gig that changed their trajectory; the band were briefly signed to The Libs' Gary Powell's Label 25 Hour Convenience before signing to Modern Sky.
The Four Five Three is an album that consists of songs about tragically ragged, sweet and tender adolescent experiences; ones you wouldn’t believe have been crammed into such a slight number of collective years. The band have already had the seal of approval from the likes of BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and NME.
Believe the hype on this one! The Four Five Three is available to order now on Black Vinyl and Signed CD along with exclusive tees and tote bags.
Hugh Harris - Self Titled
The Kooks' guitarist, Hugh Harris is set to release his self-titled album into the world in April 2021. The album is in an intimate diary of the last ten years, exploring themes of love, loss, strength and tragedy. You’ll find songs about train crashes, alien love affairs and dizzying lyrical montages from sixteen years in one of indie rock’s modern success stories.
Hugh spoke about the process of recording the album: "The hard work is done, it's not mine anymore. I've put it down, it's a weight off my shoulders and it's exactly how I want it to sound. It's the perfect record to describe my experiences and my life."
Call dibs on a Signed Pink Vinyl copy in time for April 30th.
Patawawa - Power Up
Born and bred in Derbyshire, Patawawa are well known for their fun-filled sound which merges disco, funk and pop - a perfect pick-me-up for 2021! The trio have stormed the Indie DIY scene since their arrival in 2015 and show no sign of slowing down.
Their forthcoming album Power Up arrives this March. Their latest single 'Disco Video' is the perfect disco-ball ray of light we all need to lift our spirits.
Power Up is available to pre-order on a fabulous array of formats, including Signed Gold Vinyl, Pink Vinyl and Signed CD, alongside exclusive merchandise and tour tickets.
For further listening, give our TM Breakthrough Vol.7 Spotify Playlist a spin. You can shop all of our Breakthrough Artists on our Townsend Music Store. Tell us which new release you can't stop spinning over on our socials - and don't forget to tag @TownsendMusicUK!