about


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.

For more information contact@caswellofficial.com




Caswell gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation



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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

27.07.19

Future Female Society Festival, Ipswich

03.08.19

Three Wise Monkeys, Ipswich

10.08.19

Sublove Festival, Norwich

16.08.19

Hoax Live Sessions Finals at Epic Studios, Norwich

23.08.19

Reading Festival

24.08.19

Leeds Festival

30.08.19

Primmadonna Festival, Suffolk

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.”

KMM Reviews

“My favourite EP of the year.”

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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