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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.

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17/08/2018

New Signing – Obongjayar

17/08/2018

We are delighted to announce that we have officially signed Obongjayar to Beggars Music!

Obongjayar is a Nigerian-born, London-based artist who we are very excited to begin working with.

Having closed 2017 with the release of his acclaimed second EP ‘Bassey’, he returned with a heartfelt, deeply personal ballad, ‘Adjacent Heart‘ released last month.

The Paul White-produced track puts Obonjayar’s transportive vocals at centre stage and further cements his position as one of the UK’s most unique, emotive new talents.

 

In addition to his own solo releases, Obongjayar has spent much of the last year exploring collaborative work. He has been an integral part of Richard Russell’s collaborative artist project Everything Is Recorded, appearing alongside artists such as Kamasi Washington, Giggs, Sampha, Warren Ellis and Ibeyi on an album which is set to be one of the year’s most acclaimed debut records and has been nominated for the Mercury Prize!

Check out Everything Is Recorded’s recent ‘She Said (feat Obongjayar and Kamasi Washington)’ video HERE

A follow up EP to the Everything Is Recorded album has been announced for later this year, entitled 8AM and the first single released from it last month features Obongjayar. It’s called Carry Me. Listen

02/07/2018

New Signing – Our Girl

02/07/2018

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’)

 

02/07/2018

William Doyle (fka East India Youth) returns with new track ‘Millersdale’

02/07/2018

After closing the curtain on East India Youth and withdrawing from music for a few years, William Doyle has returned with a track inspired by his experiences of British suburbia.
The track went live on Friday via an interview feature in Noisey Magazine.
“Melding together the psychedelic ambience of those low-key, stopgap releases with an explosive free-jazz sensibility, the track weaves a tale of finding hope and emotion resolution in Britain’s new build suburban estates.” – Noisey
 
 

 

WILLIAM DOYLE SOCIALS

14/05/2018

Lokki is interviewed by DIY

14/05/2018

Drew MacFarlane of Glass Animals tells DIY Magazine all about his debut solo EP.

 

Read interview here

Watch live video for Breathe A Breath Of Me here

Lokki will play The Rosemary Branch Theatre on June 8th. Tickets available here

 

Photos by Mike Massaro

14/05/2018

Car Seat Headrest performs Bodys on The Tonight Show

14/05/2018

14/05/2018

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.

14/05/2018

Beggars Music Nominated for Three Ivor Novello Awards

14/05/2018

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.

27/03/2018

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

“Infectious” –
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ DIY

“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 

http://www.gengahr.com/tickets/

(http://gengahr.com/where-wildness-grows/)