Now, you really should have realised by now that this is the only site to check out when it comes to unsigned and emerging artists.
Not only has Emerging Icons become a magical A-Z of thousands of incredible musicians, but we also keep our word when we say we deliver priceless opportunities to the most talented, hard-working and committed acts. Whether it's making sure a band's music is being shown to influential music professionals, putting tracks forward for national airplay- or perhaps securing a stage at the most talked about event in the world this summer when we paid over fifty acts to play at London 2012- we walk the walk as well as talk the talk. And our walk is cool. Sort of like Shaft.
Having the contacts we do within the industry, the scope for exposure and opportunity sets us apart from any other website. It was because of all these mates we have in higher places that we were able to take a handful of our acts down to the illustrious platform, The Telegraph, to film some exclusive acoustic sessions for Clive Morgan earlier this summer. Being such a prime opportunity, we had to choose our acts very carefully indeed. Following much deliberation, we plucked Gentleman Starkey, Wille And The Bandits and Auction For The Promise Club from the cream of the Emerging Icons crop... otherwise known as the 'Headliners'.
Amongst this distinguished assemblage, you can expect to find not only the most uniquely talented, but also the hardest grafters of the Emerging Icons clan. These guys will have worked their proverbial nuts off to get their fans checking out their Emerging Icons profiles as well as chipping in, clicking 'like' and commenting. But of course, most of all- they provide some of the best music we've come across on the whole of the goddamn Emerging Icons universe.
Gentleman Starkey have been catching our attention for some time now. Ever since the Brighton band came into our lives tapping their toes and and snapping their fingers like modern day twisted Elvises, we've never looked back. They performed two wicked songs for The Telegraph in the shape of 'Bones' and 'Lions'.
Wille And The Bandits are some of the coolest sounding sons of guns we've ever had grace our ears. Bearing the raw grumble of a blues-rockin' grizzly who likes to bathe in bourbon and moonshine, these guys know how to work a groove as well as the guitar. The roots musicians sounded deep n' dirty when they performed 'Mammon' and 'Keep Your Head Up'.
Auction For The Promise Club added that touch of radiant light to the gravel and shade for the day when they brought their anthemic female-fronted indie rock to the proceedings. Despite the reprieve from heavier sounds, AFTPC can still crack you solidly across the senses with the powerful surge of their melodies... so don't be fooled by Zoe's lovely face. They treated the press to 'Dancer' and 'Under China'.
So here it is- the day that these Emerging Icons artists to be filmed and introduced to millions of Telegraph readers, as well as some reviews from Clive Morgan himself:
The Emerging Icons experience has only just begun and we want you with us every step of the way. Remember to keep checking out our news, log in to comment and like the artist profiles, come natter with us on Twitter... whatever you do just spread the word and LOVE NEW MUSIC.