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On The Rise: Pale Waves

27th October 2017 | Pop Stop

On The Rise: Pale Waves

Pop Stop is W!ZARD Radio Media’s pop brand. We track thousands of emerging pop artists and use data to track their future growth. Then we play their music on-air (Fridays, 3pm BST) and write about them right here to introduce you to your next favourite artist.

It’s the age old question: If you go back in history, discover The 1957 and go to one of their first gigs, would you?

The answer, every time, is inevitably a giant YES. Well, now you have that opportunity with a band that are championed by, produced by and signed to the same label as The 1975.

Introducing: Pale Waves.


We’re going to stop mentioning that OTHER band now, because this Manchester brand (fronted by Heather Baron-Gracie – a lead singer too cool for us to even comprehend) has merit in their own musical ability.

Pale Waves are much ‘cooler’ and ‘organic’ and ‘indie’ than most bands we’ve featured on ‘On The Rise’ in the past, but their music is just too infectious for us to not scream and shout about.

In their first single (‘There’s A Honey’ – released by Dirty Hit, the same label as that other band we’ve mentioned twice) they sing, “’Cause I would give you my body, But am I sure that you want me?” which is the classic dilemma for anybody choosing a tattoo artist for some new ink.

There’s A Honey’ was pretty hot, but it didn’t come closer to the absolute FIREEEEE that is ‘Television Romance’.


This song is amazing. It just is. We’re in love with it and we know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will…

Interview with OUTLYA

22nd October 2017 | Music

In James Gilmore’s own words, this next band are in the “indie-rock, pop mish-mash space”.

OUTLYA have been releasing music since February 2017 and have already been making a very big impression on the music scene. Their brand of indie-pop music, inspired by everyone from Rihanna to Fleet Foxes, has already generated hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify.


Releasing an epic amount of tracks already this year, songs such as ‘The Light’, ‘Higher’, ‘Howl’ and, most recently, ‘Heaven’ have beaten a new path for the trio who may just be one of the most exciting new “mish mash” pop bands on the scene.

With their new EP “Volcano” out now, James Gilmore interviewed Will from OUTLYA about the band’s influences and where they’re headed next…

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews OUTLYA

James Gilmore interviews Will from OUTLYA about the indie-rock/pop band's influences and where they're headed next... (10 minutes)

Interview with Shy FX

21st October 2017 | Music

Legendary Drum & Bass and Jungle producer, DJ and artist Shy FX has been a prominent figure in music since the 1990s.

Bursting onto the scene with 'Original Nuttah (feat. MC Apache)' in 1995, Shy FX was one of the pioneers of Drum & Bass, who pushed the genre into the limelight and one of the sounds of the decade.

As a DJ, he could give you a crazy dubplate, by one of your favourite artists or as an artist he could provide you with one of the tracks of the year, championed by Shy FX’s remix to Protoje’s 'Who Knows (feat. Chronixx)' was arguably one of the songs of the 2016.


With this example, and many others, it’s safe to say Shy’s unique hybrid of Drum & Bass and Caribbean island vibes, continues to connect with different generations throughout time and has subsequently become his signature sound.

2017 has been a busy year for the DJ, already dropping singles featuring Shingai, Kiko Bun & Rag’N’Bone Man and it is rumoured more is on the way!


Myles McCaulskey caught up with Shy FX to talk about his brand new single 'Chocolate' which features Roses Gabor and Dubplate Culture, and more.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Myles McCaulskey interviews Shy FX

Myles McCaulskey interviews Shy FX about his brand new single and more. (17 minutes)