To win the PRS Song Writing Prize is quite an achievement, but for South London band Floodliners, they’ve done so well before turning eighteen.
The young, female-led indie-new-wave-urban band battled against 35,000 other UK artists to claim the title and stake their place in the Next big Thing Awards.
This victory saw the band gain support from twitter followers Ed Sheeran and Divinity Roxx among others.
Despite the members of the five-piece being aged between 15 and 18 there’s a maturity to their music that’s almost unexpected. With cutting-edge new-wave-indie cross-over sounds aided by wailing guitars and synths the band hares through genres with interjected hip-hop versus.
Backed by SE13 Records, the band have already toured a number of venues around the capital, many of which they’re not legally old enough to drink in. Recent festival support slots have seen them backing the likes of Stooshe and Pixie Lott.
Having just released the first of a series of live studio sessions recorded at Urchin Studios in London the band are showing that age is but a number. The first of these tracks is called “U Can’t Afford It” a homage to what’s being described as the ‘lost-generation’ of young people in Britain suffering from various economic downturns.
It’s a track that perfectly sums up Floodliners loud-style but also their ability to write current songs that draw the listener into the depths of issues.
These ambitions teens are currently working towards finishing their first album, which will be made available at the end of this year.
This article was written by Elenoar Turner: @ElenoarTurner.
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