Jazz Lingard is a singer-songwriter and self-taught producer from Louth, Lincolnshire. She combines storytelling with dreamy melodies, creating an intimate atmosphere influenced by Birdy, Wolf Alice and Radiohead.
As a writer of poetry and short stories from a young age Jazz taught herself to play guitar after being inspired by Taylor Swift. Soon after she began playing gigs and gaining support from her local BBC Introducing team, with all of her tracks being written and produced from her bedroom.
Over the past year Jazz has been keeping her online audience entertained with her ‘Sing You to Sleep’ livestream; half an hour of chilled out covers and original songs. In April Jazz released her first collaboration single ‘I Think I’m Fine’ with Dear Sid and is currently in the process of recording her first EP.
The last month has brought us some really exciting new music hailing from Lincolnshire and beyond, and we’ve brought all our favourites together in one handy list! Here’s our January – February round up:
Shout Inferno – Is It Safe Enough?
Following the release of their debut album ‘A Carnival’, Lincoln-based alt-pop/rock quartet Shout Inferno have dropped a new video this week for their funky indie-disco track ‘Is It Safe Enough?’
Describing the single, the band wrote:
‘The literal meaning is a person suffering from agoraphobia who ponders the idea of leaving the house but is paralysed by their spiralling, melodramatic thoughts and fantasies of the world outside. It could also be a metaphor for somebody trying to find a sense of belonging in an unforgiving/unaccepting society’.
Check out the video below, filmed at the Blue Room in Lincoln with production company Wallbreaker.
The Rills – Stardog
Lincolnshire-based indie legends The Rills have also brought out an upbeat and energising video for their new single ‘Stardog’, which encapsulates all things fun about this band.
They have been making waves on TikTok, as well as building a solid fanbase across all platforms. The band also recently appeared on Scruff of the Neck‘s Twitch live stream with a live session and interview with BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy. We’re really excited to see what’s next.
Talkboy – Wrapped in Blue
We’re big fans of Leeds-based band Talkboy here at Beyond the Woods, and Wrapped in Blue is no exception. With beautiful harmonies and relatable songwriting, the band never fail to produce excellent up-beat, catchy indie-pop.
Their EP, titled ‘Wrapped in Blue’ will be out on February 11th and you can preorder it here: https://bit.ly/3az4eZK
Wharf – Compatible
Premiered on BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire, London-based Wharf have brought out new single ‘Compatible’, exploring the emotions behind new found love.
With influences from The 1975 and The Night Cafe, the track has a classic nostalgic indie sound sure to get you dancing.
Jazz Lingard – Tell Me More (acoustic)
Lincoln-based singer-songwriter Jazz Lingard teased something she’s been working on last month, with an acoustic version of ‘Tell Me’.
Lingard has an absolutely gorgeous tone, with heavy folk influences mixed with influence from the likes of Wolf Alice and Radiohead.
Bull – Eugene
Having been on the scene for a long time, York 4-piece Bull reignited the old-school dream of being signed to a major label at a local gig last summer.
They’re catchy hooks combined with twists and turns in every song provide a modern, but engaging take on the classic Britpop style. ‘Eugene’ shows off Bull’s softer side by writing a beautifully soft and melodic anthem.
Debut album out March 26th released via EMI – ‘Discover Effortless Listening’
Fickle Friends have released a refreshing new concept EP this month ‘Weird Years (Season 1)’, which explores a range of feelings behind being a young adult. Their single IRL is nothing short of up-beat irresistible pop.
The campaign to this EP has been really exciting, incorporating a commissioned piece of artwork for each track. Fans have also been encouraged to produce their own artwork for each track which will featured on the virtual gallery on their website (http://www.ficklefriends.co.uk).
Only Sun – Weird Wins
From their much anticipated debut album ‘Tangled Mind’, London-based quartet Only Sun have released infectious indie-disco tune ‘Weird Wins’.
The single follows the success of their track ‘Extraordinary’ late last year, which will also be featured on the album.