October Featured Artists of The Month

Looking for new music to listen to? Every month, we’ll be featuring five of our favourite new releases to add to your playlist, including former Open Mic UK competitors like Lola Young, Birdy and Lucy Spraggan.

Featured Artists for October

Lola Young – Woman

Lola Young took home the Open Mic UK crown in 2015 and her latest song ‘Woman’ is an empowering and vulnerable track.

Talking about the accompanying video, Lola told DIY Mag: “I wanted to make this video because I believe women are all undeniably strong, sexy, free, brave, vulnerable, raw and powerful. And that we do not have to hide away. We do not have to remain unseen, our bodies should never be sexualised or a taboo conversation, or only seen through the male gaze. We have the ability to normalise our bodies being on show, and accept them for their differences, as it’s important to remember those differences are currently often shamed.”

Listen to ‘Woman’ on:

Follow Lola Young on Instagram, Facebook, Spotify & YouTube.

Ky Lewis – Surface ft. Natalie Lindi

2019 Open Mic UK winner Natalie Lindi has collaborated with Ky Lewis for the dreamy, meditative track ‘Surface’. The perfect balm for 2020, Natalie says: “We wrote this song about helping each other out of a dark place – we hope it brings you calm when you hear it.”

Listen to ‘Surface’ on:

Follow Natalie Lindi on Instagram, Facebook, Spotify & YouTube.

Lucy Spraggan – Sober

In the 2011 Lucy Spraggan was the runner-up for the competition Live and Unsigned, which was organised by Future Music, the same management behind Open Mic UK.

Now signed to Cooking Vinyl independent record label, the track ‘Sober’ is off her latest album ‘Choices’. The song is inspired by her lifestyle change and newfound sobriety. In a recent interview with Lorraine, The English singer-songwriter discussed how 15 months sober has completely changed her life: “The difference is huge but you have to live through things to realise the thing isn’t the right thing for you. One day I woke up and said “I’m not doing this anymore. This can’t be my life”.”

Listen to ‘Sober’ on:

Follow Lucy Spraggan on Instagram, Facebook, Spotify & YouTube.

Birdy – Island Lights

2008 Open Mic UK winner Birdy’s latest track is a preview from her upcoming ‘Piano Sketches’ EP, which is out November 6th via Atlantic Records.

“Some days end and take whole chapters of our lives with them, this song is about one of those nights,” Birdy said in the press release. “I’ve spent the last few years recording a new album coming next year which I’m super-excited to share. I’ll be releasing the tracks stripped back over the coming months ahead of the album.”

Listen to ‘Island Lights’ on:

Follow Birdy on Instagram, Facebook, Spotify & YouTube.

Gecko Club – By The Pool

Following their 2017 win, James Neilson and Jack Higgins have formed the indie band Gecko Club.

Since making their debut in 2018, Gecko Club’s unique and vibrant sound has attracted a loyal following. Their first single, energetic party anthem ‘High Flyer’ was played on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ as well as achieving over a quarter of a million streams on Spotify.

Although they only recently released the laid-back and sunny track ‘By The Pool’, it was actually recorded at River Studios in Southampton back in 2018.

Listen to ‘By The Pool’ on:

Follow Gecko Club on Instagram, Facebook, Spotify & YouTube.

Want us to feature your music next? Leave a link in the comments and we’ll check it out.

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Alice Caffarena
1 month ago

Hiya! Here’s a link to some of my tunes on Spotify 🙂

Laura
Laura
1 month ago

Hi Alice, we’ll have a look, thank you for sharing 🙂

Jessie Black
1 month ago

Please check out my channel 💖

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Jessie Black

Hey Jessie, thank you for sharing, we will do 🙂

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Hayley

Thanks, Hayley 🙂

Andrea Fulcher
Andrea Fulcher
1 month ago
Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrea Fulcher

Thank you, Andrea 🙂

Nuno Freitas
Nuno Freitas
1 month ago

Would love to know what you think of my latest release 😊 https://open.spotify.com/track/5SFPnoQbq1qGIMa58DXu4o?si=Pe4ssAhSRMaPjH2K6ry5jA

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Nuno Freitas

Thank you for sharing, love the artwork 🙂

Glenn Godfrey
1 month ago

Hey!! 😁🤘🏻 Hope you’re well and staying safe!
Would love for you to take a listen to my brand new track titled “I Wish” ☺️

Thank you!!

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Glenn Godfrey

Hi Glenn, thank you 🙂

Paul Nixon
Paul Nixon
1 month ago

Hi, I was a previous regional finalist in Open Mic UK. I’ve attached the link to my current single

https://open.spotify.com/album/2aG5ZGkWRCYlDzocajUUKa?si=Qb9CN5QNQAKr8Z4JZ5pEtw

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Nixon

Hey Paul, thanks for sharing and well done on making the regional final 🙂

Parkerxx
1 month ago

Hiya. Thanks so much for doing this. I look forward to seeing who you feature every month. Please check out my Spotify 🙂 thanks so much, Parkerxx

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Parkerxx

Thanks, Parkerxx, that’s so great to hear 🙂 Thanks for sharing and good luck with your audition.

Riya
Riya
1 month ago

My new song – We Got This – a song set to empower us all during the pandemic. Lyrics available upon request 
Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music etc: https://spinnup.link/375774-we-got-this
 
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/riya-jamthe/we-got-this
 
Tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSxdVseE/
 
It is on my YouTube channel too:
https://youtu.be/dAYTNXPf1A4

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Riya

Thanks, Riya. We got this 🙂

Ruth Scott
1 month ago

Hey – Here is a link to the video we made for our original song and latest release “Brings Me To Tears” by Late Night Marauders
https://youtu.be/KTgen5CN65M

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Ruth Scott

Thank you, Ruth 🙂

Brad Jack
1 month ago

https://open.spotify.com/track/2KZn6ZMlk4OAjj7Q74Ul8Z?si=cP1FZgJyQhyNiMYWnQfGlg

Hi! This is a link to my single “Somewhere Between ” released in February this year. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for listening 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by Brad Jack
Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Brad Jack

Thanks, Brad 🙂

Linda
1 month ago

Great talent here!!! “by the pool” is os lovely..brings me far away!

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Linda

Thank you, Linda. Love artists supporting other artists 🙂

Phoebe Austin
Phoebe Austin
1 month ago
Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Phoebe Austin

Thanks, Phoebe 🙂

Séline Delcourt
24 days ago

Hi there! I’m a French & Korean artist, would love for you to check out my song: https://open.spotify.com/track/3tKfjJyws2OKDDIlPrsZnl
Thanks

Marleen Mihkelsoo
Marleen Mihkelsoo
23 days ago

Hi! 🙂 Here’s a link to my latest song on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7encFlXhhsIE65dZRwaUaS?si=2YK0P1BVQUiCa76xNkZFXQ

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