Backing Brownswood’s Future Bubblers

Future Bubblers, a major new talent discovery and development scheme led by Gilles Peterson and Brownswood – has announced the first emerging artists to benefit from intensive one-to-one support.

Having scoured the UK for innovative and left-field music talent, nine successful acts have been unveiled. They’ll receive mentoring from leading artists and industry figures.

Future Bubblers for websiteRecognising the exciting up-and-coming talent identified through the nationwide search, Help Musicians UK is also getting behind the Future Bubblers, providing a bursary fund worth £10,000. The Bubblers will work with their mentor and the Brownswood team to put together a tailored proposal for financial support. The grants will enable the artists to take forward their creative work and build their profile, for example by covering specific promotional costs, studio time or collaborations with live musicians.

The nine acts and their mentors are:

Congi (Nottingham)

Mentor: Swindle aka Cameron Palmer (Artist)

Snowy (Nottingham)

Mentor: Sway (MC and music business exec.)

Thru Colours (London)

Mentor: Max Wheeler (artist and producer, ‘Anushka’)

Yazmin Lacey (Nottingham)

Mentor: Victoria Port (artist, ‘Anushka’)

Three Body Trio (Nottingham)

Mentor: Simon Goffe (Managing Director of Brownswood Music)

Medikul (Loughborough)

Mentor: Alex Patchwork (Project Manager for Ninja Tune and Brainfeeder)

Kid Katharsis aka Abdus (Manchester)

Mentor: Rob Gallagher aka Earl Zinger (artist)

Revenu (Hull)

Mentor: Alex Patchwork (Project Manager for Ninja Tune and Brainfeeder)

Munro (London)

Mentor: Will Horrocks (artist, LV)

The first year of a three-year programme funded by Arts Council England, Future Bubblers will take up residence in cities around the UK. Nottingham and Salford have been the focus this year, with Hull already confirmed as a hub for 2016.

Amy Frenchum, project lead at Brownswood, said: "The artists we have selected are a varied spread musically and geographically. They epitomise the values of the Future Bubblers project, which is to find the best in new music, specifically that which falls between the cracks … stylistically speaking. The music industry is a scary place, that is ever changing and it’s hard for a young music maker to understand their place within it, especially if they are making music slightly off-centre and if they are based away from London where it all seems to be going on."

Tim Foxon, Help Musicians UK Talent Programme Manager said: "We’re excited about the emerging artists that Brownswood have uncovered through their nationwide search and pleased that we can help the Future Bubblers go the extra mile with these special bursaries."

For more information on the Future Bubblers visit

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