A breakthrough 2014 saw Cosmo Sheldrake cement himself as one of the most exciting musicians around. His sold-out debut 7" single through paradYse Records picked up support from the likes of Radio 1, NME and The Guardian as well as reaching #1 on the Hype Machine chart and surpassing 650,000 plays on SoundCloud.
Now almost a year later, the young songwriter and experimental musician has certainly been keeping himself busy and new single ‘Rich’ is an eccentric fruit of fascinating labour.
Already a well-known Sheldrake number, and features collaborator Anndreyah Vargas and is mixed by Mark Ronson’s right hand man and 2013 recording engineer of the year – alalal (aka Al O’Connell). Hedgerow melodies deftly step over a beat made from the tearing of meat off a cow carcass. Rich received its debut play on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show on Thursday night.
Cosmo Sheldrake has toured and performed around the UK and Europe with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Johnny Flynn, and Sylvan Esso, besides opening for the Mystery Jets at the Barbican. He has played sold out shows in Paris, Berlin, New York and London.