London-born Suffolk-based Caswell crafts a flavour of neo-soul propelled through glimmering chutes of downtempo electronica, resulting in an elaborate forma of pop.
This spring she returns with the release of sophomore EP ‘Blindside’, fronted by new single ‘Surface’ and backed by two sell-out launch shows.
The soloist grew up immersed in a myriad of musicality, with a punk-rocker turned vinyl dealer mother. Armed with her first microphone as a toddler, Caswell subsequently taught herself the piano and began writing music aged ten. Later in life, moving to Suffolk, East Anglia, she siphoned early songwriting inspiration from some of the most distinctive, celebrated female vocalists of the last century; Kate Bush, Nina Simone and Erykah Badu cultivating a classification of her own.
With 2018, came deep-rooted support from BBC Introducing and endorsement from the PRS Foundation, from which she received the ‘Women Make Music’ grant, previously awarded to Laura Mvula, Marika Hackman and Let's Eat Grandma. As well as securing a support slot on Arlissa’s UK tour, Caswell’s single Dance Sober claimed a shout-out and sync on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and she was also slated as a highlight of Latitiude festival 2018 on the official website. Alongside acts like Wolf Alice and alt-J, her performance was described as ‘as precious as the Obelisk Stone.’