The Oh Yeah Music Centre‘s Scratch My Progress programme continues to support handpicked artists and help build their careers. The success of the talent development programme can be seen in their list of graduates who include the likes of Kitt Philippa, Strange New Places and many more. The programme has continued over the past year, despite the ongoing pandemic.
This year’s group includes a diverse range of new artists, being supported and afforded new opportunities. While Scratch My Progress often celebrates with a good old fashioned gig as things draw to an end, this year the artists all recorded live performances, premiered over the past week.
First up is Riley Holland, a young songwriter who released her debut single last year. Here she performs ‘Somebody’, stripped back with full focus on her sensitive vocals. Perhaps the most established artist on the list is Gender Chores, no strangers to the Oh Yeah Centre. The three-piece rip through 2020’s ‘Toast Sandwich’ with it’s softer verses and quick step punk chorus. A new one to us is young DJ Gilmore, who treats the Oh Yeah to a nine minute set. Vivamagnolia brings in a full band and brings out the slow alt country ‘Virginia’. Lastly another new artist is Lemonade Shoelace, who’s ‘Autopilot Paradise’ is infused with colour and heavy psychedelia grooving.
Each artists’ performance, alongside a live chat, are available through the Oh Yeah’s Youtube channel.