about


With a voice and live performance which triumphed over 600+ acts in a nationwide competition to support Ed Sheeran; Caswell and her band are without doubt one of the most exciting and dynamic live acts of the moment. Hailing from Suffolk, the journey began as a preteen writing songs on a second-hand piano after watching a musical episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Ten years on, Caswell debuted her first works which quickly accumulated 400k+ Spotify streams and features on playlists Fresh Finds, New Music Friday and Chilled Pop Hits. Single Dance Sober caught the eye of ITV producers and was then used on This Morning for a fashion feature, with presenter Holly Willoughby describing it as “What we’re loving at the moment”. Soon after that Caswell opened for Pixie Geldof and Arlissa and was selected by BBC Introducing to play Latitude 2018, after which she was listed as a festival highlight on the official website alongside acts Wolf Alice and alt-J.


The rise continued in 2019 with PRS Foundation endorsement by way of the Women Make Music award, which saw the release of her sophomore EP Blindside fronted by three sold-out launch shows. Backing from BBC Introducing continued to deepen it’s roots as she snapped up slots at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and EP tracks Stay The Night, Control and Hurt Me Bad caught the ears of legends Huw Stephens and Tom Robinson who showed support via BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music.

Following the success of her battle of the bands win to support Ed Sheeran, summer saw Caswell make TV appearances on BBC News at 6 with a live interview at the East of England studios, as well as a feature on ITV News Anglia. Her and the band then went on to open for the megastar alongside Lewis Capaldi and The Darkness in front of 40,000 on the closing night of the record-breaking Divide world tour.

For more information contact@caswellofficial.com




Caswell gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation



music


Mixed by Cenzo Townsend at Decoy Studios and Mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road, Caswell details some of the themes on her second EP. “‘Blindside’ chronologically follows through significant destructive relationships from my past, and then transitions into a much more positive phase with final track Surface, which represented me rising out of a dark place I didn’t even know I was in. I wanted it to be as much about self-love as it is romantic love, and it’s an empowering song for anyone who leaves a negative situation who can then start to explore their full potential.”

She also talks through the origins of the focus track ’Stay The Night’; “It’s one of my oldest songs, written in my bedroom initially over an instrumental by The Weeknd on YouTube. Unlike a lot of my other tracks I kind of ‘grew out’ of, this one continues to strike a nerve as it was my first real experience of heartbreak, but also the first time I was totally honest about it in my lyrics. I initially considered changing the roles around so it appeared I was the one in control, because I was terrified of a) people knowing the rejection I’d faced and the embarrassment of that, and b) the guy I’d written it about knowing it was about him. But to be an artist that connects with people you have to let yourself be vulnerable, and this is 17 year old me trying to do that.”

Blindside (Digital and Vinyl) is available at Bandcamp


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dates

30.04.20

Voodoo Daddys Showroom, Norwich

07.05.20

The Social, London

09.05.20

Cult Bar, Ipswich

For booking enquires contact@caswellofficial.com


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press

Wonderland Magazine

“London’s newest superstar. What she creates is beautiful and moving, and if you’re not already rooting for Caswell, you should be.”

The Line Of Best Fit

“Caswell shows soulful flair and a warm electronic familiarity.”

O2 Academy Islington

“Inviting comparisons to legend Erykah Badu… Caswell gave a stunning argument to why she’s a star in the making”

Record of the Day

“The first thing that hits you is that voice.”

Clash Magazine

“Fusing past with present, classic songwriting with aural possibilities, the pop newcomer has swiftly become a viral success.”

Pop Dust

“Caswell’s gorgeous voice is gracefully weightless, lush with washes of color, and luxuriously evocative.”

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