Southchurch are a fresh young band from Southend with an indie garage sound that combines haunting voices, organic instruments and garage grooves. Working alongside renowned producer Livingstone Brown they have developed as accomplished musicians and UK beat makers.
‘The Drop’ saw Southchurch collaborate for the first time with singer Sonna Rele and rapper Jords to produce a melodic and infectious slice of summer pop grooves. The collaboration has produced a video that has been widely shared on Youtube and Facebook.
M.F.D.S.G took a step into a slightly dark pop direction and was picked up by Mastercard and used as part of their advertisement for “The Brits Are Coming 2018”.
Southchurch featured on a summer single by DJ Sponge called ‘Weekend Love’. The song was co-written by the band and the campaign saw Southchurch, DJ Sponge, and Flukes of Crazy Cousinz join forces to create an uplifting house anthem. Te track received radio attention from Charlie Hedges and the Dixon Brothers of Kiss FM.
Fading, their second collaboration, features the worldwide respected Maxi Priest. The record brings together two different music backgrounds to create a clever uplifting summer hit. A remix package has been released alongside it with remixes from Flukes of Crazy Cousinz, Chakra Beats and Drifta. Fading has had attention from various radio local and mainstream stations including Capital XTRA, BBC Introducing Essex, Funky SX. Southchurch were invited to play at a Sofar Sounds session at SLAM in London’s King’s Cross which was attended by a large percentage of the Sofar leaders from around the world including the founders.
Southcurch’s latest single “One Life” is a team effort with none other than UK Garage legend Wookie. Southchurch continue their output of radio friendly Garage-flavoured singles but this time with Wookie as the secret ingredient and it’s currently going down a treat.
Southchurch have already hosted their own sell out headline show and played various clubs, venues and festivals such as TALK (formally Totts 2000), BBC Introducing (Harlow), The Bedford (Balham), FRUKT’s event The Fix (London), Chinnery’s (Southend), Hop Farm Festival (Kent), Osea Island Festival (Maldon), The Palace Theatre (Westcliff), and In The Park Festival (Southend) to name a few. On top of that they headlined one of London’s most famous clubs Cargo in Shoreditch ahead of their “Fading” release.
Southchurch were named BBC Introducing Essex Sound of 2017 and are being championed by the local radio station producer and presenter Ollie Winiberg.
How did we all meet?
Our parents are all friends and have been since we can remember, so we grew up playing together since a young age at parties and eventually stumbled on the idea of forming a band – as you do as teenagers! Southchurch sort of just happened.
What’s our inspiration?
We are inspired by raw up and coming talented people who truly know their craft. Inspired when watching live music that completely captivates you from start to finish. New material is what drives us in the studio, listening to new music and trends and seeing how things unfold once introduced to the industry & fans! Artists such as the 1975, Kwabs, Jack Garratt, James Blake, MNEK, Tourist, Craig David, Artful Dodger, Louie Lastic, even Kings of Leon.
We grew up in Southend, and take our name from the area. Why?
Southend is certainly a vibe, and the night life is decent! We are privileged to have the seafront so close, and its great to just go for a long walk and get lost in your own thoughts. This tends to be a great way of being inspired to write music. Southend is one to watch out for. It’s got talent coming out of all ends with already established Youth Club, Nothing But Thieves, Charlie P & Sonny Green, who are close friends and supporters. This town will take over and we’d go as far as saying will one day compete with the cities close by!
We’re so pleased garage is making its comeback and we want to be right there with it!!!