Crafting a flavour of neo-soul, downtempo electronica and elaborate pop, London- born Suffolk-based Caswell was armed with her first microphone as a toddler. From the age of ten she siphoned early songwriting inspiration from some of the most distinctive, celebrated female vocalists of the last century; Kate Bush, Nina Simone and Erykah Badu, and taught herself the piano aged fourteen.
After emerging in 2017 she released her debut EP ‘The Shadow Aspect’, named after the Jungian concept of the unconscious dark side of humans’ personality, accumulating 500k+ Spotify streams and features on Spotify playlists Fresh Finds, New Music Friday and Chilled Pop Hits.
She’s since been cited by key online tastemakers as “a viral success” (Clash Magazine) and “London’s newest Superstar” (Wonderland Magazine). Along with deep-rooted support from BBC Introducing, she’s also been played by Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show and on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music mixtape.
With 2018 came endorsement from the PRS Foundation’s ‘Women Make Music’ grant, a support slot on Arlissa’s UK tour and a sync of her single ‘Dance Sober’ on ITV’s This Morning with a special mention from presenter Holly Willoughby. She was also praised as a highlight of Latitude Festival 2018 on their website alongside acts like Wolf Alice and alt-J, where her performance was described as; “the soulful sounds of Caswell are as precious as the Obelisk Stone.”
This spring has seen her continue to spearhead the local music scene with the self-release of her sophomore EP ‘Blindside’ fronted by three sold-out launch shows. She’s now looking forward to a string of UK Festival dates this summer including slots at Reading and Leeds Festival, as well as playing the final of a competition run by Hoax to find a support act for the closing night of Ed Sheeran’s record-breaking Divide world tour.
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Caswell gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation