London has arguably the best music scene around, with thousands of talented musicians emerging every day, most of which are unsigned acts waiting for their big break.
Unsigned Friday brings you the very best unsigned music artists from around the capital, as well as giving these acts a platform to promote their music.
This week, getwestlondon 's Emily Chudy caught up with Indie Folk singer/songwriter duo Evering.
Evering are a two-piece band, Chris Yendell and Dawn Coulshed, who have recently released their debut EP Running Circles, as well as two new singles, Have No Fear and City Flyer.
Evering said: "Our music has an acoustic feel to it and would likely be found at the independent end of the indie folk shelf. The sound is often based around vocal harmonies laid over Dawn's piano work and Chris's guitar, which is normally in some style of folk tuning.
"We have a wide range of influences ranging from Ben Howard through to Led Zeppelin or Jeff Buckley to Elbow.
"Dawn grew up near Inverness so was also well versed in the trad scene which is much stronger up there. A favourite of both of ours is Bombay Bicycle Club. It's a shame they're taking some time out right now isn't it!"
The two got together to play music in 2014, performing their first ever gig in south London.
Evering said: "Individually, we've both been playing for years. Our first discussions about collaborating were on the Edinburgh music scene in 2013, but it wasn't until the following year when we realised we were both based in London that things started to happen.
"The inheritance of an old piano and this random alignment of locations were the drivers that allowed Evering to come to fruition. We had a few practices, then played our first gig at The Bedford in Balham. We even scribbled the band name on the backstage wall there..."
The band have recently released their debut EP, Running Circles, which has received plays from BBC Introducing and Radio X's Dave Rowntree. Following this release have been two singles, Have No Fear and City Flyer.
Evering said: "The Running Circles EP came out in spring 2015 and it was our debut release, with inspiration being derived from a mix of stories. Some are based on coming to terms with a loss and trying to leave that in its rightful place.
"For example the Running Circles title builds on the idea of thoughts 'running circles' in the mind. Another example would be track three, Titanic, which has lyrics that talk about the Titanic rising again, so beautiful if it were real.
"There's also a track called Humble Man on there, which was written from observations of the immense capacity of someone to make sure everyone else around them is okay when things in their own life are incredibly tough."
New single City Flyer
The band's latest single City Flyer was released in July, which has already been featured on various radio stations.
Evering said: "It felt like City Flyer released in no time after our first release this summer. The song, which is our observation of city people in their place (London), has something different about it, in that we stripped back to just Dawn's piano and Chris' vocal for the opening section.
"It means you get this cool rush when all the instruments come in. We've been lucky enough to get a few features and radio plays for the song so yeah the reaction has been great."
In the near future, the duo are planning to tour around the UK, as well as perform in London and record new songs.
Evering said: "Having had so much fun on tour over the summer, we'd love to keep going to new towns and places where we can play to new people and meet so many interesting folk along the way.
"We've got a new batch of songs coming together that we plan to record in the near future and we'll be working hard to capture the sincerity and emotion from our live performance in these recordings."
On their single Have No Fear, Dave Rowntree (XFM) said: "Great track with a bursting talent and energy."
Upcoming gigs near London
- Saturday August 13: Greenstone Festival, Overstone Park School, Overstone, Northampton, NN6
- Monday August 29: The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, N1 8LN - 020 7354 9993
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