Beggars Music is completely focused on its writers and determinedly independent, administering its own rights in a full service office backed with uniquely experienced management. We believe strongly that a publisher’s role is to add value to a writer’s life and career and that in order to do so we must remain at the forefront of developments in both technology and the industry itself.
Beggars Music was born in January 2010 to strengthen and expand the Beggars Group’s publishing interests.
We are extremely proud of our roster of artists and are uniquely placed to work in close partnership with some of the most exciting and innovative labels in the world; XL, 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, Stolen Recordings and Young Turks.
New Signing – Our Girl02/07/2018
We are delighted to announce our new signing Our Girl.
The band are gearing up for the release of their eagerly awaited debut album Stranger Today, out August 17th via Cannibal Hymns. Along with the announcement they shared new single “In My Head”.
The track is a quintessential Our Girl shredder that seamlessly blends Soph Nathan’s harmonies and slow burning guitar riffs, with Lauren Wilson’s drums and Josh Tyler’s pulsating bass. This is the third cut from the band’s debut record, produced by Bill Ryder-Jones. They spent a week in Stockport recording with Bill at Eve studios – this became a crucial catalyst for what would follow. Ryder-Jones is a guitar virtuoso himself (“He did stuff neither me or Soph had ever seen anyone do before,” Tyler remarks), and he became an unofficial fourth member of the group.
Our Girl play The Pickle Factory on London on the day of their album release – August 20th – Tickets
“…the trio make overcast, shoegaze-indebted indie that whips and swirls with uncompromising force.” – NME
“Perhaps the best thing Our Girl have put out, we’re totally addicted.” – Clash (on ‘Our Girl’)
William Doyle (fka East India Youth) returns with new track ‘Millersdale’02/07/2018
Car Seat Headrest performs Bodys on The Tonight Show14/05/2018
Alice Boman Releases New Track ‘Heartbeat’14/05/2018
Today, Alice Boman unveils her new single ‘Heartbeat’, co-produced by Tom Malmros and Fabian Prynn, which follows the release of her brilliant song ‘End of Time’. Alice has also released the beautiful accompanying video shot in Joshua Tree partly on Super 8 by live band member Julia Ringdahl.
Beggars Music Nominated for Three Ivor Novello Awards14/05/2018
Three of Beggars Music artists have been nominated for Ivor Novello Awards!
Sampha’s song ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano has been nominated for Best Song Musically & Lyrically.
Kate Stable of This Is The Kit has been nominated for Best Album for her album Moonshine Freeze.
Mica Levi has been nominated in the Best Original Film Score category for her score to the 2017 film Jackie.
The awards take place on May 31st in London.
Gengahr release second album ‘Where Wildness Grows’27/03/2018
Gengahr’s highly anticipated second album Where Wildness Grows came out on March 9th via Transgressive/ PIAS everywhere other than the US (Kobalt) and Australia (Liberator), to a great reception and some fantastic reviews!
The band completed a tour of in-store gigs and signings at record stores around the UK and are ready to embark on their European tour followed by a summer of festivals!
The future of British guitar music” MOJO
“A record that places Gengahr in a realm of truly special British bands.” – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dork
“Elegant and artful to its core”
Album Of The Week – The Line Of Best Fit
And fan feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Check twitter! https://twitter.com/gengahr?lang=en-gb
The album was BBC 6 Music’s Album Of The Day on the week following release and the band were interviewed on BBC Music Introducing in London.
European Tour Dates
Lokki releases debut EP ‘Cirrhi’27/03/2018
We are delighted to share with you the debut EP of new artist and songwriter, Lokki, which came out on March 16th (https://lokki.lnk.to/CirrhiTW)
It’s called ‘Cirrhi’ and it is the solo project of Drew MacFarlane of Glass Animals. He takes the name from Scandinavian mythology. It’s an alternative spelling of the word ‘Loki’ which is Finnish for seagull.
Press for Cirrhi –
“Going by the name Lokki, the guitarist has taken a step back from the danceable sound of his better known band to reveal a more stripped back demeanour. The lead single ‘Breathe A Breath Of Me’ channels his love for the piano and combines that with a gospel vibe to create a truly spellbinding release.” – Mystic Sons
In January he released the first single, I Catch You, accompanied with a video by Japanese calligraphy artist Akemi Lucas.
He describes it – ‘It’s sound world is like waking up in the early hours of the morning, with music from a sound track drifting through the walls. The strings gradually meld with the piano, seeping into your sleepy mind. Splintering and falling apart, reforming and fading.’
Press for I Catch You –
“I Catch You” is a melancholy piano tune for the ages. With a vocal pattern reminiscent of Matt Berninger of The National’s, the two bands could be brother and sister in the cosmic indie music soundscape.” – The Burning Ear
He then released ‘Breathe A Breath Of Me’ on February 16th.
He says of the track: “‘Breathe A Breath Of Me’ is about something we do every minute of every day. There’s a choir in the background, which creates the sense that when we breathe, the world breathes with us.”
Press for Breathe A Breath Of Me –
‘Breathe A Breath Of Me’ is a gorgeous, choir-backed track helmed by soft piano and hushed vocals that rise and fall like waves. – DIY
London – April 5th – The Slaughtered Lamb
Photo: Mike Massaro