Seen by media, musicians and industry types alike, as the ultimate musical litmus test of how much of an impact an artist is making within the UK music market, BBC6 has long been the holy grail for emerging talent.
Already picked up by the ‘king of indie’, Steve Lamacq and alt rock muso, Marc Riley, Gold Celeste have now added another BBC6 notch onto their belt, in the form of the champion of new music artists, his “awesomeness” Tom Ravenscroft.
Ravenscroft regularly holds guest slots, and last night saw him play host to Scandinavian sonic sorceress, ‘Farao’ who was invited into the Beeb radio studio to curate a Nordic themed night in celebration of the return of Danish/Swedish drama, ‘The Bridge’, to BBC4 TV.
Just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock and have never had the pleasure of listening to Farao’s sublime electronic Nordic folk-pop, here’s ‘TIAF’ one of my Farao favourites!
Farao’s Nordic Noir Guest Mix included such gems as, Imarhan’s ‘Tahabort’ and Venn’s ‘Real Blood’, but sandwiched between ‘Dreamcat’ by Indriði, and ‘Play’ by iamamiwhoami, came the goldest nugget of all, the track ‘Is This What You Could Not Do’, the video for which is below.
Gold Celeste, a three piece Oslo based indie outfit, released their debut album, ‘The Glow’ earlier in the Autumn, and are currently playing dates across Europe. December will see them making their live London debut, details below. ‘The Glow’ is available via Riot Factory.
You can listen to Tom Ravenscroft’s show and the Nordic Noir Guest Mix, here (for another 29 days).
Gold Celeste play The Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green on 7th December, followed by a second live date at the Old Blue Last, on the 9th. See their Facebook page for further information.