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Nilüfer Yanya

Nilüfer Yanya makes measured, soulful pop music with plucky guitar lines. Counting Jeff Buckley and Connan Mockasin as influences, Yanya has received critical acclaim from a wealth of publications from The Sunday Times to Vice, Line of Best Fit, NME and of course BLM. Her latest single ‘The Florist’ centres around the idea that nothing lasts forever, of chasing a high that never seems to last long, with a video that proves an aesthetic ode to drugs, sex and romance in London.

She’s been mentored by some prestigious artists, including Dave Okumu [The Invisible], since releasing her debut EP through tastemaker label Blue Flowers. Outside of music, Yanya has worked with refugees in Greece alongside her sister, teaching music and arts to children in Athens to try and give them a creative outlet. She’s destined for big things, so check her out in a small room at Dot to Dot this year and you won’t be disappointed.

Yellow Days

George van den Broek, aka Yellow Days, is responsible for one of my most listened to EP’s of 2016. In a world with so much negativity, Yellow Days chooses to focus on the good. Perfect for the summer, his first offering takes a woozy and playful look at the world through the eyes of an 18-year-old with wisdom far beyond his years. Drawing on influences from a wide variety of genres from hip-hop to jazz, Broek’s vocals have to be heard in person to be believed; they’re soulful, grainy & smooth all at once. A promising future lies ahead, no doubt.

Cosmo Pyke

Currently taking London by storm, another 18-year-old, Cosmo Pyke, talks about life south of the river – from grief with the police, to the role of social media in a breakup, to cycling around Peckham with his mates. Yet more music perfect for the sunshine, Cosmo has a jazzy take on pop music which has been beautifully captured by producer Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy, Adele, Sam Smith) on his debut EP Just Cosmo. If you were at the Crofters Rights show in February then you know. If you weren’t, make sure you catch him at Dot to Dot.

All three acts will be playing Dot to Dot Festival, taking place across Bristol on 27th May.