Exclusive Preview: Blossoms & Izzy Bizu on Channel 4’s Future Sounds

Posted on 26 January 2016
By Khyle Deen
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Channel 4’s Future Sounds continues as it runs through it’s inaugural list of acts that will be big for the coming year.

A key part of this initiative is the brand new television show Future Sounds with live performances from Abbey Road by the acts on the list, huge global artists talking about why the acts on the list are important, and think pieces about various genres and how they are evolving.

Hotly tipped by critics across the board, Alessia Cara, Blossoms, Izzy Bizu and Loyle Carner are among the confirmed names for series one of Future Sounds. See them all on the show.

After recording the soundtrack to arguably the biggest advert of the year, Scandi-sensation Aurora will also perform whilst the incredible Bonkaz represents the rising grime scene.

In the wake of a summer smashing the festival circuit, Welsh rockers Pretty Vicious, producer extraordinaire SG Lewis, electronic up and comer Tala and the jawdroppingly soulful Barns Courtney all bring their magic into the studio. Future Sounds is a list that’s perfectly indicative of how the musical landscape will develop in 2016.

Jonathan Rothery, Commissioning Editor, Music said “C4’s Future Sounds is a great way for us to continue our support of new music. Alongside Best Before and Four to the Floor, C4’s Future Sounds cements the channel as the go to place for anyone who enjoys the joy of discovering a new sounds.”

Channel 4’s new series Future Sounds continues this Wednesday evening at midnight showcasing the best new music, and we have secured an advance video featuring 2 of the hottest tipped acts for 2016. It’s a glimpse of what are set to be game changer live TV performances with ambassadors singing their praises. Manchester’s Blossoms have featured in most ‘Best of’ lists for 2016, and they’ve captured the imagination of an ever growing fan-base.

Izzy Bizu has come a long way since being discovered at an open mic night where Emili Sandé and Naughty Boy happened to be in the audience. Chart topping vocalist John Newman explains why she’s also grabbed his attention with her outstanding take on funk tinged pop.


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