31 Mar On the Rise: Bipolar Sunshine
Here he comes…Adio Marchant, former singer with the band Kid British now calling himself Bipolar Sunshine. Marchant certainly is a piece of sunshine, although his songs prove that he is affected greatly by his surroundings, relationships and circumstances. However, admittedly that is what makes them so great. Marchant has said ‘I’m baring my soul and saying things about myself on record that I wouldn’t just say to the average person in the street. That’s the bipolar thing. I’m not limited musically in any way.’
His music is a massive mixture of rap, gospel/soul and indie pop, he is completely different to any other artist in the charts. His voice is unique, smooth and has a London quirk to it, every song he has written has great meaning behind it, which makes it even more interesting to listen to the new upcoming star. He has been working with the likes of Bastille, Haim, Rudimental and Gorgon City and also been supported by Radio 1 meaning he is becoming more and more well known.
The first song he released online in December 2012 is called Fire and includes a sample from the chick flick film ‘The Notebook’ which he has admittedly said he is a fan of. This song is a beautiful, slow, moving, soulful piece that could be listened to when needing to relax, work or just chill out. The echo throughout the song gives it the soulful quality that we love and his voice makes it have a hypnotising rhythm that could send anyone into a happy place.
He has since given us ‘Where did the love go’ which is his latest EP; an upbeat complaining about love jam which has a catchy beat to tap your feet to. ‘Love more worry less’ which is a similar tune but with more repetition and different tones, ‘Trouble’ which is a moody, entrancing melody. ‘Drowning Butterflies’ which has a modern reggae vibe. ‘Rivers’ is a more electronic song, which has more of a sexy ambience to it. He currently has a large number of songs available for download and it’s definitely worth watching what he does next as he is going to be a big hit this year. Bipolar Sunshine will be touring the UK this Spring, check out the dates below!
Mar 28- Leadmill, Sheffield
Mar 29- Art Bar, Oxford
Mar 30- Institute – Temple, Birmingham
Apr 01- XOYO, London- Sold Out
Apr 03- Think Tanks, Newcastle
Apr 04- King Tuts, Glasgow
Apr 05- Academy 2, Manchester
May 01- Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
May 02-Live at Leeds, Leeds
May 03- City Sound Project, Canterbury
May 30- Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
Jun 07- Parklife Festival, Manchester
Jul 18 – The Beat-Herder Festival, Lancashire
Jul 24 – Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire
Aug 06- Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall
Aug 29- Bingley Music Live, West Yorkshire
Written by Charlotte Stephen.