‘It’s about more than just saying: ‘This artist is great, go and listen to them.‘
About Listen to Discover:
As the name suggests, ListentoDiscover is an online platform for the exploration of non-mainstream, unknown and emerging artists. Its aim is quite simple: Review undiscovered music, interview undiscovered artists and get more people, like you, discovering them. However, don’t expect to read snap-shot articles that essentially say: ‘This artist is great, go and listen to them.’
While there are many, many sites out there that do a fantastic job of creating content in that style, the aim of ListentoDiscover is very different. Here, you will instead find in-depth reviews which – through drawing on my in-depth musical knowledge – will inform you not only why you should listen to them, but also why I feel the tracks really work.
Some reviews will highlight one specific track (Single Track Reviews) and others will highlight an artist’s tracks prior to putting out an extended release (Artist Reviews). Alongside these, you will also find EP Reviews and Album Reviews which will cover the relevant releases in their entirety.
So I now invite you to set out on your own journey of musical discovery.
‘Without discovering music, I don’t know where I would be.’
“Having started playing the clarinet at an early age, I had little idea of how music would structure the rest of my life. In school, it was something I thoroughly enjoyed and got excited about but it was only when I gained an A* in GCSE that I thought ‘Maybe I’m actually quite good at this?’
Even as my education progressed, I didn’t really know the true impact it would have until I went to university and achieved my B.A in Music. While there, I pushed my skills beyond where I thought possible and through becoming a multi-instrumentalist, composer, conductor and musical director, I found my real passion for music.
Since then, I have continued to work in these areas, as well as secondary school music teaching and most recently, music journalism. Throughout all of this, I have discovered more musicians than I could have ever imagined, and heard and performed more music than I would have ever thought existed.
Perfectly combining all the experiences I’ve had through my 20+ years of being involved in music, I launched ListentoDiscover in February 2017. It is safe to say that without discovering music, I don’t know where I would be.”