The teenager from Hertfordshire released his first track ‘Brazil’ in 2014 which showed huge promise, recalling Jamie T right at the start of his career and with all the swagger and confidence of a seasoned musician.
Since then his profile has continued to grow. He signed a management deal with Foals’ team, won Glastonbury’s rising talent competition, played a slew of London gigs which showed great promise and has since released his second track.
‘Paracetemol’ isn’t likely to be making radio station a-lists anytime soon – at six minutes long it’s clearly not meant to – but it does further drive home how inventive he is. With ‘Brazil’, it was easy to pigeonhole him as a UK indie troubadour, a little bit oikish and with a nifty talent for mainstream melody. Here, he’s gone in a more electronic direction, with Tom Vek keys drilling away in the background and a vocal that’s bruised and vulnerable.