K H U S H I will release his debut EP, 'Phantoms', on download and 10" vinyl through Laissez Faire Club on March 3. The Londoner has also been confirmed to support London Grammar on their upcoming headline tour, following a sold out launch show late last year and radio plays across Huw Stephens, Phil & Alice and John Kennedy.
2013 saw K H U S H I cement a sound as idiosyncratic as his stage name (his childhood nickname): October's 'Magpie' and B-side 'Never Never' portrayed a collection of beautifully constructed, evocative and intimately captivating melodies. Quietly momentous lead track, 'Phantoms' is no exception. A collaborative effort by Charlie Andrews (Alt J, Marika Hackman, Sivu), Peter Lyons and K H U S H I himself, 'Phantoms' marries his disarming honesty and yearning lyrics.
A born and bred Londoner who spends his days caring for the blind, KHUSHI's luck began to change when he quietly uploaded a few demo tracks online. He's since supported Laura Muvla, Dan Croll and Foxes, as well as festival appearances at last years Great Escape, In The Woods and Wilderness.
Picking up nods from critics and fans alike, K H U S H I ended the year with many 'Ones To Watch' picks and looks sure to be recognized as one of 2014's brightest new talents.
Phantoms EP Tracklisting:
One For Me
Phantoms (Peter Lyons Remix)
K H U S H I Live Dates:
February 15 O2 Academy, Bournemouth*
February 16 O2 Academy, Birmingham*
February 17 O2 Academy, Bristol*
March 6 Electroworkz, London
*with London Grammar
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