Gloo (UK)

Gloo is a punk/rock band from the city Littlehampton next to Brighton.

Last year they released there first Album and shared the stage with Fatherson, and Twin Atlantic and played many  shows.

 

"sub-three minute slice of infectious noise punk made to be played at window-rattling, piss-off-the-neighbours volume" - Upset
"GLOO are one of the hottest prospects in the scene right now. The three-piece hailing from Littlehampton seem to have arrived with a bang, bringing with them huge tunes fuelled by angst and a frustration with the everyday mundanity of where they have come from." - Wave Byte

 

BBC Music sound of the South 2018.

 

 

 

Gloo  will be available for The Netherlands,Belgium, Germany, France and the UK.

Bookings:  info@hillbookings.com Booker Dominic 

Ivan Dorn (UA)

Ivan Dorn: Its difficult to imagine the post-soviet pop scene without the controversial story of Ivan Dorn.

In 2011 the tall blond Ukrainian became an overnight sensation with his debut album ‘Co’n’Dorn’. His unique blend of 90s house, pop, nu-disco, funk and free jazz, came as a breath of fresh air to the suffocated Eastern Europe pop scene. The well-crafted compilation of catchy pop tunes brought the 23 year old into the spotlight. His fashion-forward style, controversial public appearances, fancy footwork and contagious personality caught on like wild fire. Within months Ivan Dorn and his band filled sports arenas around the country and he quickly earned a spot as a judge on The Voice Ukraine.

In 2014, just when it seemed like Ivan would follow the footsteps of most modern pop stars with radio-friendly hits and overproduced music videos, he dropped, “Randorn”, an album that would redefine him as an artist and bridge the gap between the underground and the mainstream. The masterpiece featured an odd selection of unique tracks sounding anywhere from Aphex Twins to Kavinski passing through Pharrell Williams. Although it was initially received with mixed feelings, the record quickly topped the charts and had audiences dancing from the VIP areas of the high society to the basements of the underground.

In 2016, Ivan started Masterskaya, an independent music label focused on bringing the exciting sound of Ukrainian underground to the main stage. Out of the blue, the 28 year old artist moved to Los Angeles to start recording his first English-language album, and quickly found himself inspired by the ocean breeze and palm trees. His US debut album is now on its way, and with feature a tight selection of tracks that, like Ivan, don’t follow the rules.

If there is one thing we’ve learned about Ivan over the years, is that if you think you have him all figured out, you are probably already one step behind.

Ivan Dorn  will be available   for The Netherlands,Belgium, France and the UK.

Bookings:  info@hillbookings.com Booker Dominic 

Astronaut (DK)

Astronaut the Danish power band

Astronaut is formed at The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, as lead
singer and otherworldly charismatic frontman Martin Zeppelin united old and
new friends in an original setup. The sound quickly turned into a vintage late
70’s sound with a modern, spacious animalistic overlay. Fueled by the vision
of playing the big stages with songs like the bands old heroes from the past.
For the past four years the band has mostly stayed behind closed doors, only
given a few public concerts, and spent 2 years in studios around the world,
with the vision of a debut album from the heart.With crazy, atmospheric five star reviewed live show performances at Spot
Festival, Smukfest and Aros Kunstmuseum, Astronaut has through their few
concerts built a reputation for delivering extravagant and uplifting
experiences that brings the audience back to the 70's and 80's.


The band started in 2017 an ongoing recording process in New York with the
American producer Claudius Mittendorfer, who has worked with artists such
as Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, Muse and Arctic Monkeys -

Debut album, ”Silence One”, has been released in april 2019.

Astronaut  will be available for The Netherlands,Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark,Sweden, Norway and the UK.

Bookings:  info@hillbookings.com

James Walker (UK)

English singer/songwriter James Walker is an introspective, intelligent and enthralling performer who sings songs of love, loss and healing. 
 
Having extensively toured Europe as a pianist, co-writer and collaborator for Adam Barnes, James set his sights on creating his own work informed by his experiences of love and heartbreak, finding identity within the LGBT+ community, to recovery and rehabilitation from a rare heart condition. 
 
His debut record, 'English Bones', was released on October 27th, 2017. It was his first journey into writing about issues of identity, nostalgia and celebrity stalkers. Up to its launch, and in the months that followed, James performed at over 230 shows across both Europe and the States with artists such as Judy Blank, Matt Phillips, Josephine Zwaan, Youri Lentjes, Adam Barnes, and many more. 
 
2018 saw the launch of James Walker's latest single, 'Next To Me'. A redux of the original version featured on the album, James remixed the original album stems and teamed up with Josephine Zwaan in her Amsterdam recording studio to really lean into the pop elements that the original song possessed, and create a song that went on to be featured on Spotify's 'Easy' playlist, and getting picked up by Digster Netherlands for their Sunday playlist. 
 
James is tracking new material right now, having spent time in studios both in Connecticut and the UK. Expect new music towards the end of the year.
 

James Walker  will be available for The Netherlands,Belgium, Germany, France and the UK.

Bookings:  mendie@hillbookings.com

NMBRS (NL)

 NMBRS alternative indie pop.

NMBRS originates as a restart of Julian Said Fire. Eimert Komen (drummer), Sjoerd Knijnenburg (guitarist), Benedikt Evers (bassist) and Thomas Russel (singerspent a lot of time searching for the missing link. In 2017 Bart Kuntz(keyboard playerjoins the band. With his 80's sound and virtuous playing he adds an important ingredient to theNMBRS sound 

 

In 2018 NMBRS worked hard with Jasper Zuidervaart (known from Chef'Special) on their eponymous debut EP. Theresultan EP with five balanced and irresistibly energetic songs that don't leave anyone untouchedOne of the EP'ssongs "Icarus" has even been nominated for an award in The Netherlands: "Haagse song van het jaar 2018". 

 
NMBRS will be available for The Netherlands,Belgium, Germany, France and the UK.
Bookings:  info@hillbookings.com Booker Dominic 

Lukas Batteau (NL)

Melancholy, melodic, unpolished and emphatic: some words to describe the music of the Dutch artist Lukas Batteau.

Since the release of his first EP, Lukas Batteau has performed
on many stages, like Paradiso and Melkweg in Amsterdam, Ekko and Tivoli in his home town Utrecht (NL). He even briefly toured the US, playing at the famous New York club The Livingroom.
And he has opened for international artists like Tracy Bonham, Gomez and Megafaun.


Born to an American father and Dutch mother, and raised in South-Korea, his love for traveling runs deep. You will hear it in his soul feeding guitar songs, usually enriched by the well placed harmonies of longtime friend and producer Steve Savage, and the enthralling soundscapes of guitarist Niek Stronks. Dutch music magazine 3voor12 named him the Dutch
Ben Howard, but others also hear an Eddie Vedder from Into The Wild.
Last year he recorded his sophomore album Slow Traveler, together with Steve Savage in Nashville, Tennessee. Single ‘Telescope’ was picked up by Spotify on heavy rotation playlists, and has since gained well over 3M streams.


After releasing the album, he immediately continued writing and recording in a tiny village
called Dreischor, Zeeland, leading to a series of sea-inspired songs. Centered around the theme of human vulnerability and strength, the ocean plays an important role as a sleepinggiant backdrop. The first four songs were released in February as the Dreischor EP. The Dreischor full album release is scheduled for later this year.

 

Lukas Batteau will be available for The Netherlands,Belgium, Germany, France and the UK.

Bookings:  info@hillbookings.com Booker Dominic 

ALASKA POLLOCK (NL)

Alaska Pollock' Electro pop that will make you dance.

ALASKA POLLOCK, the second self of Amsterdam-based singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jelte de Vries, combines synthesizers, electric guitar, drum machines and lush vocals to create strong, atmospheric electro-pop. Inspired by Flume's future bass-sounds, Jack Garratt's songwriting and John Mayer's blues, ALASKA POLLOCK paints his own intriguing sonic landscape.

 

After hearing some old blues record, then 5-year-old Jelte insisted on becoming a musician himself and started playing the guitar. During his music study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Jelte joined several bands and eventually started playing with Lucas Hamming. At the same time he supported DJs such as Cleavage. While established in both EDM- and pop/rock-worlds and playing festivals varying from Pinkpop (pop/rock) to Mysteryland (EDM), Jelte felt a strong urge to write and produce songs that fill the gap between electronic music and contemporary pop. At the same time he wanted to expand his musical experience with more than sound only: ALASKA POLLOCK was born!

 

Late 2016 the single 'Where Do We Go', featured on the online platform IndieXL, was released, followed by 'Read Between The Lines' in 2017. The acclaimed animation video for 'Read Between The Lines', co-created by ALASKA POLLOCK, has won several music video awards around the globe. Subsequently ALASKA POLLOCK started touring the Netherlands in 2017 with Dutch touring showcase festival Popronde and playing venues such as Sugarfactory and Melkweg. ALASKA POLLOCK presented new songs of the upcoming EP on Amsterdam showcase festival Uitmarkt 2018.

 

Live, Jelte is accompanied by the electrifying beats, bells and whistles of Frank Hopman and the gnarly, yet groovy bass lines of Tommy Veenstra. The live-set alternates between modern pop, intriguing soundscapes and energetic guitar-improvisation. Paired with the self designed stage lighting, ALASKA POLLOCK plays a mind-blowing live-set you have to see and hear to believe.

 

'So Bad' is the latest single and will be featured on the upcoming EP.

 

 

Alaska Pollock  will be available for The Netherlands,Belgium, Germany, France and the UK.

Bookings:  info@hillbookings.com Booker Dominic 

Contrass (NL)

Partying until the sun rises

Thomas Dits, also known as Contrass (before Mr. Memoir) is an dancehall/hiphop  recording artist.

Contrass was born in Groningen, has one sister and is of Dutch descent.
He was raised in a musical environment; his father is a jazz drummer, his mother teaches the saxophone and his stepfather, was Enrique Del Carmen ‘Choco’ Ramirez Quiros, who was a well-known latin percussionist in his birth country Costa Rica and son of José León Sánchez: an award- winning novelist. Best known for his works Isla de los hombres solos and Tenochtitlan.

He began to seriously pursue music in 2013 after he got more and more signals from his surroundings that he had something unique and had to do something with his passion. Over the years he mastered the Jamaican Patois by listening to dancehall music. This he has nurtured and refined to the sound that he brings today.
When meeting rapper, music producer and studio engineer Drico, they decided to experiment musically. After recording their first song, they decided that this was a collaboration to maintain and recorded Mr. Memoir’s debut album ‘The Turn‘.
After this, he got busy with further broadening his sound.
Nowadays he takes inspiration from the afro-beat/afro-bashment/afro- swing genre, which is, by origin, African and Caribbean music fused with grime and UK rap.

 

Contrass  will be available for The Netherlands,Belgium, Germany, France and the UK, and Jamaica.

Bookings:  info@hillbookings.com Booker Dominic