BIMM up and coming: April artists to watch out for
With so many incredibly talented artists and music professionals at BIMM Institute, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of them. Here are some artists and bands on impressive trajectories within their scenes, sounds, and cities.
BIMM Institute Dublin graduate Honas is an Irish singer-songwriter that combines an honest and raw songwriting style with sonics inspired by the work of Bon Iver, The 1975 and Tycho. Having spent the first half of his 20s writing with and producing for other artists and being a key member of Irish indie-outfit Orchid Collective, Honas turned his attention to putting his debut album together throughout 2019. The album was very well received and has garnered over 10 million streams on Spotify.
Made up of Cerys and Eli, BODY WATER are a horror-rock duo making music about serial killers, murderers and mysteries. Despite only writing together for a year, BODY WATER have already caught the attention of BBC Introducing, Radio 6 and even recorded a live session for Independent Venue Week. Last year saw them playing sold-out shows with GIRLI and July Jones, and with a brand new release on its way, 2022 is shaping up nicely for these two.
BIMM Institute London songwriting student Julius Eastwood has recently been cast as the Queen’s trumpeter in the second season of Netflix’s Bridgerton series in what is his first professional acting job. We’re super proud of Julius, representing BIMM on the small screen. His debut single, ‘Westminster’s on Fire’, has just been released and it’s great – check it out below!
Fiona Harte attends BIMM Institute Dublin and is a singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland. Known for her poetic lyrics, she developed an early interest in storytelling through music. Fiona continued to hone her craft and has since penned hits for a range of television libraries and artists such as Duke Special and Rachael Sage.
Self-described as ‘two queers playing pop bangers’, two-piece band ELM like to bring the party with them wherever they go. The band tour extensively, performing at festivals such as Mighty Hoopla, Liverpool’s Sound City, and with Josef Salvat on his UK tour. Their most recent singles, ‘Feels Like’ and ‘Only Dancer’, have amassed over 100,000 streams on Spotify and are included on Spotify’s New Music Friday and New Pop UK.
BIMM Institute London graduate Joesph Green found early success in indie-pop outfit Young Kato. Their debut single ‘Drink, Dance, Play’ reached no.18 in the UK Singles charts and the band was featured as a live performance on the hit TV show Made In Chelsea. Since the band split in 2017, Joseph Green has gone on to co-write Joel Corry and David Guetta’s latest release ‘WWYD’ featuring Bryson Tiller. The track is currently no.31 in the UK Singles chart and has just under 5 million streams since its release on 18 March.
Wow! What a list. You can check out more successes from our outstanding students here.