Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The ShortListen: Adam French (no. 209)

Who? Adam French

What’s the story? The BBC's annual Sound of 2016 longlist emerged this morning and we're pretty pleased with having featured seven of the twelve contenders right here on The ShortListen. But the search for next year's stars continues in earnest, so on we go to Mr. Adam French. A 23-year-old hailing from Congleton (which we've never been to, but have seen the signs for off the M6 many hundreds of times), he's already picked up love from BBC Introducing and is tipped to do well next year. He claims to be influenced by artists ranging from Jose Gonzalez and Bon Iver to Queens of the Stone Age, but on this self-produced track, Hunter, there's a touch of Richard Ashcroft and even The Music's Rob Harvey in his vocal style, while the backing is very much up the same street as Saint Raymond. As fans of the latter artist, we're fans of this too. It's understated but confident and promises much ahead.

For fans of: Saint Raymond, Florence & The Machine, Bon Iver

In three words: Atmopsheric driving indie

Click here for more ShortListens

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

Related

palacewinter2.jpg

The ShortListen: Palace Winter (no. 208)

honne2015.jpg

The ShortListen: Honne (no. 207)

oversands1.jpg

The ShortListen: Over Sands (no. 206)

stormzy1.jpg

The ShortListen: Stormzy (no. 205)

donkeyboy1.jpg

The ShortListen: Donkeyboy (no. 204)

davidbowie1.jpg

The ShortListen: David Bowie (no. 203)

happyhippo1.jpg

The ShortListen: The Happy Hippo Family (no. 202)

schoolofsevenbells2.jpg

The ShortListen: School of Seven Bells (no. 201)

devolution1.jpg

The ShortListen: DEVolution (no. 200)

Comments

More

Watch Liam Gallagher perform 'Don't Look Back in Anger' for first time

Wonder what Noel thought of it...

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

Tim Westwood accidentally sends credit card details to the internet

To be fair, he is nearly 60...

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Eminem has grown a beard and it's really unsettling

Will the real slim shavey please stand up?

by Carl Anka
26 Jun 2017

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl dedicates 'My Hero' to naked man

And the BBC accidentally showed him on TV

by Alex Finnis
26 Jun 2017

DJ Legend Goldie just accidentally revealed Banksy's identity

That's one big slip up...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

"Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn!" chant breaks out at Glastonbury silent disco

He's the hottest act of the summer

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Johnny Depp goes on rant about assassinating Donald Trump at Glasto

Someone's getting in trouble

by Gary Ogden
23 Jun 2017

Ed Sheeran's Glastonbury ride is not at all rock 'n' roll

It's classic Ed, really

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017

Stormzy praised for his powerful verse on the Grenfell charity song

It's the highlight of the song

by Carl Anka
21 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has been confirmed for the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

No, really

by Tom Victor
16 Jun 2017