We’re delighted to present the winner of Thatchers Haze x NME Emerging Artists Project, Caleb Kunle.
Earlier this year we joined forces with NME, champions of the very best in new music, to run The Emerging Artists Project – a nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the UK.
Caleb, a singer-songwriter from Dublin, was chosen from hundreds of entries with his song Another Life, to win the project.
Over the two week competition period, we received over 500 eligible entries from all over the UK, but Caleb’s stunning slice of pop and R&B scooped the winning prize.
“I’ve been absolutely floored by the overall quality of the submissions to the project. Whether it’s been made in a studio or recorded in a bedroom, we’ve got some serious new talent in this country that we should all be proud to get behind and support,” says Thomas Smith, NME’s New Music Reporter.
“Huge congratulations to Caleb. He clearly has the same belief in crafting his music as we have in crafting Thatchers Haze,” says Martin Thatcher, fourth generation cidermaker.
As part of his prize, Caleb has just recorded his four-track EP, Eden, at a London studio with producer Murkage Dave, and also played his EP release party, streamed live, at NME HQ in London. NME will host a further live session in Birmingham with Caleb on 13th September at the Sunflower Lounge.
To reach new fans and to give Caleb the chance to sell his music, NME will have the EP released on online music stores including Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify, with the artists retaining 100% of the royalties and rights.
The partnership between Thatchers Haze and NME brings together the brands’ shared passion for music and supports Thatchers’ wider commitment to music by building on the success of the Thatchers Haze Sessions – a live series of music gigs launched in 2016 – which gives emerging artists the chance to get heard.
You can see some more photos from the EP release party here