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UK SINGER, SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER ALYSS IS KNOWN FOR HER HIGHLY DISTINCT SOUND, FUSING TRIBAL, ALTERNATIVE ELECTRONIC AND ETHEREAL SOUL TOGETHER WITH POWERFUL AND EXPRESSIVE VOCALS. RAISED IN THE SUBURBS OF NORTH LONDON, SHE WAS CLASSICALLY TRAINED ON THE PIANO AND VIOLIN BY HER MUSICIAN & COMPOSER FATHER, LATER QUITTING AS A TEENAGER TO PURSUE SONGWRITING.


SHE SPENT THE NEXT FEW YEARS MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER AND AN IN- DEMAND PIANIST/SINGER PERFORMING COVERS AT 5* LONDON HOTELS & WEDDINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, LATER MOVING TO BRIGHTON WHERE SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO THE CURRENT UNDERGROUND ARTISTS AT THAT TIME LIKE SBTRKT, HIATUS KAIYOTE AND EARLY JAMES BLAKE. INSPIRED AND HUNGRY TO EXPERIMENT WITH HER OWN SOUND, SITTING AT THE PIANO BEGAN TO FEEL DULL, LIMITED AND AS THOUGH SOMETHING WAS MISSING.

 

THE FOLLOWING YEAR WAS A PAINFUL, BUT NECESSARY TRANSITION THAT WOULD BE KEY TO THE ALCHEMICAL CHANGE OCCURRING WITHIN ALYSS’ SPIRIT AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. SELF-ISOLATED IN A TINY ATTIC STUDIO BY THE OCEAN, FIGURING OUT HOW TO PRODUCE BEATS AND SEARCHING FOR A DEEPER MEANING TO THE NATURE OF REALITY THROUGH SPENDING HOURS UPON HOURS LISTENING TO SPIRITUAL AND ESOTERIC TEACHINGS, READING BOOKS ON THE PARANORMAL & QUESTIONING THE SYSTEMS THAT GOVERN OUR WORLD, ALYSS FOUND HER SELF AND HER MUSIC TRANSPORTED TO A COMPLETELY NEW DIMENSION, FAR FROM WHERE SHE STARTED.

 

NOW CLEARER AND MORE AWARE OF THE SUBTLE ENERGIES SURROUNDING HER, A LIGHTENING BOLT OF INSPIRATION HIT ONE MORNING IN THE SHOWER, FLASHING AN IDEA OF GOLD PEN ON BLACK PAPER. FOLLOWING WHAT FELT LIKE A DIVINE INTERVENTION, ALYSS BEGAN TO CHANNEL INTRICATE, OTHER WORLDLY GEOMETRICAL DESIGNS IN TO WORKS OF ART THAT HAVE NOW BECOME EQUALLY AS INTEGRAL TO HER CREATIVE EXPRESSION AS MUSIC, HAVING NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT OR EVEN CONSIDERED THE IDEA BEFORE THAT MORNING.


A COLLABORATION WITH PRODUCER CHLOE MARTINI FOR THE BALLAD “WAY WE ARE” (ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR RIHANNA’S “ANTI” ALBUM), CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF PMR RECORDS (DISCLOSURE, JESSIE WARE, SG LEWIS) WHO QUICKLY SIGNED ALYSS FOR A 2 EP DEAL AFTER HEARING DEMOS FOR WHAT WOULD TURN OUT TO BE HER DEBUT SELF-PRODUCED EP “ANSWERS” WHICH CHARTED NUMBER 1 ON JAMZ SUPERNOVA’S TOP 5 EPS ON BBC 1XTRA.
LEAD SINGLE “THE TALKING PALM TREE” IMPRESSED AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER MJ COLE WHO PERSONALLY INVITED ALYSS TO HIS LONDON STUDIO WHERE THEY COLLABORATED ON AND LATER RELEASED THE SINGLE “UNDO”.


AFTER SUPPORTING SAMPHA AT THE LONDON JAZZ CAFÉ, ALYSS WAS SET TO RELEASE HER SECOND EP “MOTHERLAND” WITH SINGLE “T S I E R” CROWNED “HOTTEST RECORD” BY ANNIE MAC ON BBC RADIO 1, “TRACK OF THE WEEK” ON BBC 1XTRA AND AWARDED AN A LIST SPOT ON AUSTRALIA’S TRIPLE J RADIO.
ALYSS WAS NOW LIVING ON A BUSY STREET IN LONDON WHERE SHE WROTE AND PRODUCED HER THIRD EP FITTINGLY TITLED “ALCHEMY”. BEATS 1 RADIO HAD THE LEAD SINGLE “PYRAMID” ON HEAVY ROTATION, WITH JULIE ADENUGA INVITING ALYSS ONTO THE SHOW FOR AN INTERVIEW AS “UK ARTIST OF THE WEEK”.


IT WAS AROUND THIS TIME THAT ALYSS HAD STARTED CONNECTING WITH LA PRODUCER MONO/POLY (BRAINFEEDER, KENDRICK LAMAR, FLYING LOTUS), AFTER HIS MUSIC SPOKE TO HER IN A WAY THAT SHE HAD NEVER FELT FROM ANOTHER ARTIST BEFORE. BOTH ALYSS AND MONO/POLY INTUITIVELY PRESSED PAUSE ON THEIR OWN PROJECTS AND QUICKLY BEGAN COLLABORATING, EXCITEDLY SENDING TRACK IDEAS BACK AND FORTH VIA THE INTERNET IN-BETWEEN HOURS OF CONVERSATION ON SKYPE EACH DAY. THEY INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED THEIR “UNION” EP WHICH FEATURED THUNDERCAT ON SINGLE “VIOLET RAY” AND WAS PLAYED BY THE LEGENDARY GILLES PETERSON ON BBC RADIO 6.


DEEPLY MISSING THE SEA AIR AND COMFORT OF FAMILIAR FACES, ALYSS RETURNED TO BRIGHTON WHERE SHE WOULD CREATE HER FOURTH EP “3EARTH” RELEASED VIA TROPOPAUSE RECORDS. NOT ONLY DID ELTON JOHN HAND PICK THE SINGLE “MISKAYANI” TO FEATURE ON HIS RADIO SHOW, BUT THE EP CAUGHT

THE ATTENTION OF ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS WHO ASKED HER TO WRITE AND COMPOSE MUSIC FOR THEIR FILM AND TV RECORD LABEL ABBEY ROAD MASTERS. AFTER HAVING 3 TRACKS FEATURED ON THE “ELECTRONICA REMIX VOL. 1” ALBUM ALYSS WAS INVITED BACK ONCE AGAIN, THIS TIME TO COMPOSE A FURTHER 4 TRACKS THAT WOULD LATER BE RECORDED BY THE LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA ON SITE IN THE SAME ROOM BLESSED BY THE LIKES OF PINK FLOYD AND THE BEATLES. 

OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS ALYSS FACED AN INTENSE CYCLE OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WARS, TRANSMUTING WHAT WOULD PROVE TO BE THE MOST TESTING PERIOD OF HER LIFE IN TO HER FIRST FULL LENGTH ALBUM. A BODY OF WORK SHOWCASING THE LIMITLESS SPECTRUM OF HER SOUND, “PLUTONIA” IS OUT NOW. 

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