Luke Sital-Singh is a British singer-songwriter.

Luke Sital-Singh
Luke Sital-Singh in Recording studio.jpg
Luke Sital-Singh Recording at Jackpot Recording Studio in Portland
Background information
OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresFolk
Years active2012–present
LabelsParlophone, Raygun
Associated actsMartha Wainwright
The Staves
Villagers
Fossil Collective
Kodaline
Websitelukesitalsingh.com

AboutEdit

Sital-Singh's first EP, entitled Fail for You, was released in 2012.[1]

On 18 July 2012 Sital-Singh was the featured artist on The Guardian's "New band of the day", with journalist Paul Lester saying that the singer-songwriter was "breathing life into a tired form".[2]

"Bottled Up Tight", Sital-Singh's second single, gained a place on BBC Radio 1's In New Music We Trust playlist in March 2013,[3] as well as a spot on Radio 6's Rebel playlist.[4]

Sital-Singh's third EP Tornados was released in November 2013. Lead single "Nothing Stays the Same" made the BBC Radio 1 Music B-list on 21 October 2013 and was also added to BBC 6 Music. It became Luke Sital-Singh's first single that charted within the Top 100 of the UK Singles Chart. [5]

On 2 December 2013, Sital-Singh was named on the longlist for BBC's Sound of 2014 poll.[6]

On 30 July 2014, Sital-Singh's song "Dark" was featured on an episode of Suits (S04E07). His song "Fail for You" was featured on an episode of Grey's Anatomy (S09E09) as well as an episode of the BBC comedy-drama series The Wrong Mans (S01E06). On 7 December 2016, "Nearly Morning" was featured on Season 1 Episode 9 of Frequency.[7]

On 18 August 2014, Luke's first album The Fire Inside was featured as BBC Radio 6's album of the day.[8] The album was received with mixed reviews.[9][10][11] It debuted at number 43 in the Official UK Album Top 100 [12] and reached number 35 in the UK iTunes album chart.[13]

On 24 May 2015, he appeared on BBC's Match of the Day singing "Nothing Stays the Same" in full, and up to the credits, on the final day of the English Football Season, intercut with video of highlights of the season's Premier League games.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • The Fire Inside (18 August 2014)
  • Time Is a Riddle (12 May 2017)
  • A Golden State (5 April 2019)

Live albumsEdit

  • Live at the Union Chapel (15 September 2017)

Extended playsEdit

  • Fail For You (8 August 2012)
  • Old Flint (14 April 2013)
  • Tornados (3 November 2013)
  • The Breakneck Speed of Tomorrow (25 September 2015)
  • Just a Song Before I Go (12 January 2018)
  • Weight of Love (1 June 2018)

SinglesEdit

  • "Greatest Lovers" (15 April 2014)
  • "Bottled Up Tight" (22 June 2014)
  • "Nothing Stays the Same" (9 July 2014)
  • "Benediction" (23 January 2015)
  • "Still" (3 August 2015)
  • "Pure" (6 May 2016)
  • "This Woman's Work" / "American Girl" (23 December 2016)
  • "Killing Me" (26 January 2017)
  • "Hunger" (24 March 2017)
  • "Oh My God" (25 April 2017)
  • "Innocence" (5 May 2017)
  • "Time is a Riddle" (14 July 2017)
  • "Just a Song Before I Go" (17 November 2017)
  • "Thirteen" (12 December 2017)
  • "Afterneath" (23 March 2018)
  • "Weight of Love" (4 May 2018)
  • "The Last Day" (30 October 2018)
  • "Love is Hard Enough Without the Winter (4 December 2018)
  • "Los Angeles" (10 January 2019)
  • "Lover" (14 February 2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kev Geoghegan (15 July 2014). "Luke Sital-Singh: How panto steered him towards music". BBC News. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ Paul Lester. "New band of the day – Luke Sital-Singh (No 1,311)". the Guardian.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "BBC Radio 6 Music - Steve Lamacq, With comedy writer Ruth Jones". BBC.
  5. ^ BBC Radio 1 [@BBCR1] (16 October 2013). "Next week's #R1Playlist y'all! Excited about any of the new entries (in bold)?" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "BBC Sound of 2014 longlist revealed". BBC News.
  7. ^ "Music from Frequency S1E09". Tunefind.
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/lukesitalsingh/status/501657939409907712[permanent dead link]/photo/1
  9. ^ "Album - Luke Sital-Singh – The Fire Inside - For Folk's Sake". www.forfolkssake.com.
  10. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (21 August 2014). "Luke Sital-Singh: The Fire Inside review – believably vulnerable balladeering". the Guardian.
  11. ^ "Luke Sital-Singh – 'The Fire Inside' album review".
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com.
  13. ^ "iTunesCharts.net: 'The Fire Inside' by Luke Sital-Singh (British Albums iTunes Chart)". www.itunescharts.net.

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