Having become a firm favourite on the UK's music blogs with 2 Hype Machine Top 20 chart places under her belt as well as radio plays from the likes of Rob Da Bank (Radio 1) plus Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and one of her songs being used as the soundtrack to the Yumi fashion range 2012 Autumn / Winter Collection, 19 year old Devon based singer-songwriter Alice Jemima is rapidly establishing herself as an emerging talent to be taken notice of. Yet she has (so far) done this far away from record industry interference, acting independently and in control of her own destiny.
But here's the problem; despite prolifically writing, recording and streaming her songs online, to date Alice’s fans have not been able to obtain any material to own. That is until this moment.
Today sees the release of Alice’s debut EP – All The Boyfriends. It continues the D-I-Y ideal as an independent release, with all four songs written, recorded and produced in Alice’s Devon home. Despite her arguably nostalgic sound, Alice Jemima is very much a modern artist in her modus operandi; she has more akin to the the bedroom laptop producers that occupy much of the independent music scene right now, in both the efficiency and speed at which she creates and distributes her music on line.
Here at Breaking More Waves it gives us immense pride to see this physical release see the light of day. We have been championing Alice’s music since the first moment we heard it and since then it has given us great pleasure to see many other people becoming charmed, besotted and falling in love with it in the same way we have. To have something solid out there just makes everything seem even more special.
Below we’re streaming one of the songs from that EP. By Your Side marks a progression for Alice. Whilst maintaining her trademark simplicity and space within the music, the guitars are a little denser – more akin to something The XX might produce. It is, of course, utterly gorgeous. By now we really wouldn’t expect anything less from our favourite blog-crush girl. Simply perfect.
You can purchase All The Boyfriends EP on CD by clicking here. It will be the best £3 you spend this week.
Alice Jemima - By Your Side