#1: LAPSLEY

We first tipped Lapsley back in January, and here we are at the end of the year, still talking about Holly Fletcher‘s music. With a huge year under her belt that saw her recently signing to XL – home to the likes of Adele, Jungle and The Horrors – and being included in the BBC Sound of 2015 longlist, we’re sure that next year is going to be even bigger.

Based in Liverpool, Lapsley counts Zane Lowe and Annie Mac amongst the long list of fans that have heaped praise on her brand of ambient electronic pop this year. After the beautiful and understated ‘Station’ at the start of the year, Lapsley has been getting ever-increasing amounts of love from bloggers, press and radio throughout 2014, whilst her debut Understudy EP will be released via XL on January 5th. Stream ‘Falling Short’, the lead track from EP, below and check out her live performance of the song from Maida Vale Studios for Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing here.

Words by Neil Wood and tip by Robin Seamer from Breaking More Waves

Lapsley was originally tipped back in January with words by  Ruth Edmundson

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