I grew up in South Wales outside Neath between two villages. I first went to New York in 2009 on the way to play at SXSW and fell in love with it. I busked on the Underground for two years and did bar jobs, then set up my own label and released my first 7”.
I’m completely independent – I’m my own manager, my own label, and until last year my own agent. I also use my label as a platform for other musician friends too, so I also release Slow Knights, Bridget Barkan and Beth Hirsch alongside my own material.
I find NYC so exciting and constantly inspiring. People here work hard and play hard, and I'm very inspired by the work ethic of the creatives that I know - actors, performers, musicians and dancers - people are always creating and always going to watch each other’s shows.
My favourite current band are St Lucia. I love the Brothertiger record. Starcadian is an excellent producer and is making some great tunes. Plastic Cannons from NYC are a truly brilliant live act and Futurewife has turned out some amazing remixes.