(August 25, 2022) – Ahead of her very special headline performance on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds Festival later this month, Alissic releases her new single “bugfood” today via Ministry Of Sound/RCA Records. Her appearance at the festival is only her fourth live show to date and a huge testament to the fact that she is fast becoming one of the most exciting new artists to emerge this year. With a rabid, global fanbase of over 1.2 million followers, making her one of the most followed new artists of 2022; the Brazil born, Sheffield based star is well and truly on the ascent.
As her sound continues to evolve, the track showcases Alissic’s distinctive, otherworldly vocals laid over a hyperpop-leaning sonic landscape. Speaking of “bugfood”, Alissic says: “This is a song about death, but more so resurrection of something we have forgotten. It’s something I have been yearning to sing about and face. We all have the potential to dig deep & find the creatures we once were. To find the bones to change ourselves & the world. to flesh ourselves out, find our breath, our truths.”
Alissic’s creative vision produces songs that are both instantly familiar but complex enough to pull you in and show a new side with each listen. “I don’t want to make just a pop sound,” she says, “but to add elements of difference, and create a new style.” Her approach is paying dividends, with YouTube Music set to include Alissic in their coveted ‘RELEASED’ promotion at the end of the month.
After making her live debut at this year’s Great Escape festival and a buzzworthy performance at Jack Saunders’ Hopscotch night in June, Alissic will take to the stage for her biggest show yet – headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds. Looking ahead, she has a string of live dates on the horizon – from a show at The Courtyard Theatre (at Radio 1’s Gemma Bradley’s showcase) to supporting US artist Upsahl on her UK tour.
UK DATES – 2022
27TH – Reading Festival Performance
28th – Leeds Festival Performance
13th – The Courtyard Theatre, London
November (supporting Upsahl):
18th – Manchester Deaf Institute
19th – Glasgow King Tut
20th – Leeds The Wardrobe
21st – Bristol Thekla
23rd – Birmingham Academy 2
24th – London Heaven
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