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The Physics House Band wins first ever BIMM Artist Award

Laura  Barnes
The Physics House Band wins first ever BIMM Artist Award

Brighton's The Physics House Band has been announced as the first ever BIMM Artist Award winners.

The accolade has been designed to acknowledge the success of emerging artists from the educational institution’s alumni community.

The trio are the recipients of a £5,000 investment programme and were chosen from a list of over 100 applicants.

The band were delighted to be the first winners of the BIMM Artist Award and Adam Hutchison (bass/keys) had this to say:
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“We’ve worked hard, and we’re grateful for this recognition from BIMM and the amazing feedback we’ve had from a music industry legend like Muff Winwood,” said Adam Hutchison, who plays bass and keys in the band.

“Any success we enjoy is down to our fans who are coming to every gig, buying our records, merch and more. We’ll be investing this money in our live show experience so that can be our way of saying thanks to them!

“It’s an increasingly difficult time for most artists to find sustainability for their art, especially in the early years. As a progressive and experimental group, we’ve relied upon an organic approach to achieving our early visions and growth. So to receive the backing from The British Institute of Modern Music and the influential/successful individuals involved within the award process is a huge shot in the arm to our ambitions both principally and financially.

“This investment will help us realise further creativity in our expanding live experience that otherwise may not have been possible at this stage in our careers.”

The decision to grant them this award was made by invited industry advisers, including the Chair of BASCA, Crispin Hunt and A&R icon, Muff Winwood who generously gave their time to support the award in liaison with A&R Consultant, Julian Deane (Raygun Music).

"It was a joy to be a part of this inaugural alumni award and getting to hear so much talent from graduates across the various BIMM colleges,” said Deane.

“The decision was tough, but I’m confident The Physics House Band are deserving of the award. They are making so much happen on their own and - to my ears - they're making incredibly exciting cross-genre music. The standard of submissions was very high, and some shortlisted acts will be invited onto an alumni artist development programme with further advice on offer."

Speaking about the award, Crispin Hunt the Chair of BASCA, added: “Timing is everything in the development of an artist, and it’s vital that emerging artists get the right advice and financial support they need, early in their career. It’s great news that BIMM have decided to extend their programme of support to alumni with this Artist Award and the high quality of applicants shows the potential of artists who choose to spend time at BIMM developing their songwriting, which is something I’m obviously very passionate about."

The Physics House Band's current mini-album, Mercury Fountain has received widespread critical acclaim from the music media and broadsheets alike.

After an extensive European tour throughout April and May, The Physics House Band can be seen performing live at ArcTangent Festival on Saturday 19th August.

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