about


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. Drawing from influences 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”.

Caswell signed out of 2017 with the release of her debut EP The Shadow Aspect and 500,000+ Spotify streams under her belt as well as features on Spotify playlists Fresh Finds, New Music Friday and Chilled Pop Hits. She’s since been championed by 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). She’s had support from Amazing Radio, Reprezent Radio, Talk Radio and FUBAR Radio and TV is no stranger to her either, with track ‘Dance Sober’ being synced on ITV with a special mention from Holly Willoughby as “What ‘This Morning’ is loving at the moment”.


Live, Caswell is able to captivate audiences and it’s during these moments that she takes the opportunity to really connect with them. 2018 was her best summer yet, having played a string of live UK festival dates including being featured as a festival highlight on the official Latitude website after a performance on Huw Stephen’s Lake Stage. She’s also previously 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 released her sophomore EP Blindside on April 5th 2019 alongside two sold-out EP launches at The Smokehouse in Ipswich and Servant Jazz Quarters in London. This new project showcases her knack for writing sophisticated pop and her symbolic and literal voice is clear and convincing with an emotional maturity beyond her years. This, paired with an undeniable grit and determination, means that Caswell is an artist for the ages just now finding her time.

For more information contact@caswellofficial.com




Caswell gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation



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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. Previously I’ve really struggled in regards to upholding my own value and self-worth and I’ve always had a blind-spot for broken or emotionally unavailable men, so not a great mix. I’ve also tended to not see the bad in people I was romantically involved with or the harm that those situations were doing to me until much later.”

She also talks through it track by track; “The EP opens with Stay The Night, a song I wrote in my bedroom when I was 17 (initially over an instrumental on YouTube by The Weeknd). That was my first experience of real heartbreak and rejection. Hurt Me Bad and Control were written in 2 other negative phases, and then in my early twenties I started to see this pattern. I analysed my behaviour more and tried to understand it. Blindside ends with imagery of literally rising out of a dark place I didn’t even know I was in, and it’s as much about self-love as it is romantic love. It’s an empowering song for anyone who leaves a negative situation who can begin to reach their full potential.”

Blindside (Digital and Vinyl Pre-Order) is available at Bandcamp


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dates

17.05.19

“Blindside” Vinyl Launch Party at The Longshed, Woodbridge

23.05.19

Supporting Diamond Thug at Bermuda Bob’s, Norwich

19.06.19

‘CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH presents’ at The Old Blue Last, London

22.06.19

Suffolk Pride, Ipswich Waterfront

06.07.19

Bardfest, Suffolk

20.07.19

Three Wise Monkeys, Ipswich

Blindside Vinyl Launch Tickets here https://bit.ly/2UYgy0P

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.”

Clash Magazine

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

KMM Reviews

“My favourite EP of the year.”

The Line of Best Fit

“‘Animal’ packs a punch, with its greater lyrical depth unapologetically exploring themes of instinct.”

The Line Of Best Fit

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

Pop Dust

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

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