Beyond The Woods Festival Announce First Wave Of Artists For 2021


Teaming up with new-music legend Abbie McCarthy, Beyond The Woods & Good Karma Club have joined forces to bring you a handpicked bill featuring five of the most hotly tipped acts of the year.


Alfie Templeman

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If you scroll finger down the pages of your nearest dictionary, the word industrious would have two definitions. One being diligent and hard-working, and the other: Alfie Templeman

Since releasing his debut EP like an animal back in 2018, the bright-eyed virtuoso has embarked on a meteoric ascent towards the warm glow of the industry spotlight with his infectiously optimistic take on glistening indie-pop. The charm of teenage sincerity is a wavering sentiment, but 3 EP’s, a gargantuan list of tastemaker advocates and a vehement following later, and he’s ready to unleash a debut mini album just in time for the warm embrace of summer. 



JOESEF

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Mogwai, primal scream and Franz Ferdinand. Just a few of the high profile names to come out of Glasgow’s bustling music scene; and now there’s another. 

Bedroom producer and introverted heartthrob Joesef has experienced an overtly documented venture into the limelight, swiftly turning from hidden gem to rising star in one sizzling six track EP. ‘Play Me Something Nice’ is a pop-soul salute to the complication of first love, navigating through the innate complications of relationships with earmarks of Frank Ocean.

With music insiders hotly tipping the fervent crooner for commercial success, make hay while the sun shines before his flourishing ship sails; the first week of August has never felt so close.



BABY QUEEN


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Working beneath the fluorescent glow of London’s concrete jungle, South-Africa Born Bella Latham’s multi-faceted approach to songwriting has made her one of pop’s most essential new voices. Under the moniker Baby Queen, her edgy and wonderfully playful aesthetic melds grunge with hazy shades of psychedelia, fusing its soul into the nonchalance of the Gen Z zeitgeist. 

After joining Polydor’s revered roster in 2020, the doyenne has conquered stigma with her tongue-in-cheek persona; and it’s safe to say this young monarch has enough pizazz to drive a saint to madness and a king to his knees. 



LUZ


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The rise of music technology has unearthed a tidal wave of gifted bedroom producers, all pining to compete for those coveted slots on your playlist. At the forefront of this DIY movement is Irish native Luz, and at 20, her level of musical adroitness is scary. Having already shared a stage with the likes of Kodaline, Dean Lewis & Little Hour, her pop-tinged interpretation of indie folk draws the anecdotal prowess of Joni Mitchell into the modernity of Maisie Peters.

The music industry landscape is anything but passive, but Luz has proven herself to be a shining diamond in the metaphorical rough.



MASTER PEACE


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When an off the cut bet results in over 200,000 monthly listeners, you know you’re destined for greatness: enter Master Peace. 

His modest and humble demeanour would have you believe this imperceptible rise was a mere fluke or a flash in the pan, but there’s meticulous method behind his illustrious output. Weaned on 90’s staples simply red and red hot chilli peppers, bedroom prose transformed a debut single which swiftly garnered attention on London’s airwaves. With a breadth of influences spanning Hip-Hop, Pop and indie, the wordsmith fosters an unfiltered slant on what it truly means to be an experimental artist. If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you; in this case that’s a proverb epitomised. 

A masterpiece you say? Yeah, you could say that. 



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