Suffolk-based Caswell grew up in South London with her then punk-rocker, now vinyl dealer, mother. Armed with her first microphone as a toddler, she subsequently taught herself the piano and began to write songs at just ten years old before formally studying music. Drawing from her influencers such as Kate Bush, Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone, she’s honed herself a signature sound; downtempo electronic soul and pop mixed with a tangible jazz influence. “Writing is very much a form of catharsis for me”, says Caswell. “I like having created something positive like a song out of something negative that has happened. It helps me find closure and listening back to songs is like seeing the little milestones of my life.”
Caswell signed out of 2017 with 500,000+ Spotify streams under her belt, along with great support from BBC Introducing as well as key online taste makers who cite her as “a viral success” (Clash Magazine) and “London’s newest Superstar” (Wonderland Magazine). TV is no stranger to her either, with her song ‘Dance Sober’ having been synced on ITV with a special mention from Holly Willoughby as “What ‘This Morning’ is loving at the moment from unsigned artist Caswell”.
Live, Caswell is able to captivate audiences and it’s during these moments that she takes the opportunity to really connect with them. “When you listen to a record, especially these days, everything’s been tweaked, second guessed and overthought to a point where sometimes the soul is lost. Although live will never sound as perfect, it’s an opportunity to properly connect to the rawness of the song and the artist”. Having supported Pixie Geldof and Arlissa around the UK, along with performing in venues from The Apple Store and National Portrait Gallery to XOYO and St Pancras Old Church, Caswell is now set to play a string of live UK festival dates, including a performance on Latitude’s Lake Stage and a support slot with The Libertines.
Caswell is currently releasing singles ahead of her 2nd EP, which will have support in funding from The PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music award. Her symbolic and literal voice is clear and convincing with an emotional maturity beyond her years, and this, paired with an undeniable grit and determination, means that Caswell is an artist for the ages just now finding her time.
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Caswell gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation