Dash ‘n’ Verve – Best of 2017

#Radio The best #NewMusic featured on Dash ‘n’ Verve in 2017 + artist interviews

The Dash ‘n’ Verve radio show returns to the airwaves (well webwaves). We kick things off with a recap of our pick of the #NewMusic featured on the blog during 2017.

There’s also interviews with Gaffa Tape Sandy, Tyzz, Gabriel from Cabrakid, Harvey Causon, George from NITEROOMS, Olivia and Tom from Noya Roa and Julian Borrego.


The Pale White / Reaction
Newcastle, England
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Gaffa Tape Sandy / Beehive
Bury St. Edmunds, England
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SWVN / Mantra
Glasgow, Scotland
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Tyzz / Stop
London, England
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TOBi / All Day
Toronto, Canada
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Cabrakid / Both Hands Free
Norwich, England
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Harvey Causon / Frisson
Bristol, England
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Brithdr, Wales
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Noya Rao / Midas
Leeds, England
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Harry Griffiths / Percy’s Independence
Swansea, Wales
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Julian Borrego / Small Talk
Los Angeles, USA
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Sana Capital / Alarma La Calma
Panama City, Panama
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TUSKA / Brother
London, England
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We’ll be back every Sunday with a new Dash ‘n’ Verve radio show, featuring all the #NewMusic from the blog that week, plus more interviews with the artists.

Show some love to the artists by buying or streaming their music. Drop them a message over social media too. You can use the links we included above (we’re nice like that).

If you’ve got any #NewMusic tips for us in 2018, drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@dashnverve). We’ll be sure to thank you personally on the show if we play your track.

The Dash ‘n’ Verve Show is produced by The Tone Workshop

5 Must See Acts – Glastonbury 2017

#Festival Check out our ‘5 Must See Acts’ for Glastonbury 2017. 4 newbies + 1 classic

Glastonbury’s a big one. There is literally too much to choose from. Sure, you’ll be hitting the Pyramid, Other and West Holts stages to see the likes of Radiohead, Little Dragon, Toots & The Maytals, Wiley and the rest of BBK, Haim (we caught their secret set at Primavera and it was very, very good!) and Ata Kak. But what about the acts you’re maybe not that familiar with?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover the best up and coming acts on the bill plus one classic act who you may have missed. These are our ‘Must See Acts’ for Glastonbury 2017.

Josh Barry (@joshbarrymusic)

Yes, this is the same Josh Barry that wowed crowds on BGT back in 2010. He’s come a long way since then and was this year deservedly crowned winner of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. You’ll have not one but four opportunities to catch his soul-folk vibes and undeniable vocal talent.

Where: (1) The Rabbit Hole / (2) BBC Introducing / (3) John Peel Stage / (4) Greenpeace – Engine Room
Showtimes: (1) Thursday 22 June @ 23:15 / (2) Friday 23 June @ 17:30 / (3) Saturday 24 June @ 11:00 / (4) Saturday 24 June @ 14:00

Matt “Jam” Lamont (@MattJamLamont)

If Wiley is the grandfather of grime, then Matt “Jam” Lamont could be given the same title for UK Garage (alongside his partner in crime (Karl “Tuff Enuff” Brown). He’ll be kicking off an absolute road block of a night on the Clash stage. You will definitely not want to miss this one.

Where: Clash
Showtimes: Friday 23 June @ 22:00

Young Yizzy (@Official_Yizzy)

We are BIG fans of this South London grime youngster and featured his track This Is Life on the blog last month. Expect brutally honest lyrics and equally tough beats.

Where: (1) The Blues / (2) The Rabbit Hole
Showtimes: (1) Saturday 24 June @ 14:00 / (2) Saturday 24 June @ 17:00

Keir (@soundofkeir)

“Er, WTF!?” (like in a shocked and totally good way) was pretty much our response when we first heard Keir’s live performance of ‘Squeeze Me’. It’s not only his range but the control he has over it that blew us away. There’s power in them lungs!

Where: BBC Introducing
Showtimes: Saturday 24 June @ 13:35

The Pale White (@thepalewhite)

We have to thank Drums Eat Everything again for putting us on to The Pale White. Their take on that infectious stripped back rock format is just spot on and we hear their live shows are pretty belting too.

Where: BBC Introducing
Showtimes: Sunday 25 June @ 16:15

Pack light, be safe, have fun. That’s all we have to say on the matter. Oh, and go and see all of the above acts.


The Pale White

#NewMusic from Newcastle, England

It’s Sunday and we’re feeling generous so today we’re giving you two tracks from a new band to us. They’re a three piece from Newcastle upon Tyne and they make ear worm worthy throwback rock. First up we have ‘That Dress’.

This track feels like a guilty pleasure with it’s slight pop take on a tried and tested rock format. But hey, we’ve found ourselves listening to it on a loop so feel no shame. Applause to Drums Eat Everything for bringing us to this one.

Next up we have the official debut single ‘Reaction’. The vibe’s pretty similar with its singalong chorus preceding guitar lick fire that comes through post-chorus.

Let’s see what 2017 brings for these gents.