6 Mar 2011

TOW on 6 Music: Ghosts You Echo & Friends

Every week TOW plays two songs for the brilliant Tom Robinson on his BBC 6 Music Introducing show... here are our picks from this week's show:

Ghosts You Echo - Erika


This isn't the track we played for Tom, but it's the best video online of Vicky Wijeratne AKA Ghosts You Echo. TOW has been watching and listening to the young London-based singer-songwriter and producer since she contacted us back in 2009 with early tracks Blood Lines and Black Oil Steady Soil. We were hooked immediately! The spookiness and strength of her voice, the confident musicality and above all lovely melodies. Vicky's talent has been spotted by The Roundhouse in north London - they've signed her to Roundhouse Records and she releases her second single Lifeline today. We played Erika from the EP for Tom as it's been swirling around our head for days... can't wait to see where this bright young talent ends up.

Friends - Friend Crush 

This achingly hip and cool outfit hail from Brooklyn (where else) but they are doing the lo-fi, cheeky, in your face, indie pop thing distinctively and well. The quintet formed in September last year and played their first gig for lead singer Samantha Urbani's birthday party, then they played the highly prestigious CMJ showcase - it's easy when you know how! The brilliant the girls are put us onto this group and like us, they found the seemingly innocent lyrics slightly creepy... see what you think.