Metropolis Rising

Metropolis Rising in association with Music Glue is a brand new industry platform offering the most promising new talent on the music circuit the opportunity to showcase their wares at one of the most famous recording facilities in the world, Metropolis Studios. Every month, three acts are invited to play a 20 minute set in front of an audience made up of industry heads and music fans on the hunt for the next big thing.

The shows, hosted by Electric Electric, showcase the best in new music from a diverse mix of singer songwriters and producers presenting a set of laid back and/or unplugged tracks.

Jon Chapman, UK Head of A&R, Music Glue: “We see incredible new talent join Music Glue every day, and we're super excited that Metropolis Rising will showcase some of these great artists over the coming months– selected through our free 'Apply to Play’ platform. Our new partnership is a brilliant opportunity for artists and we are proud to continue to support emerging talent in this way.”

Apply to Play at a Metropolis Rising event in 2018

Discover the Metropolis Rising sound…


30th November

The event showcased a fantastic line up of three English artists: Million Miles, Ciaran Austin and Déyyess, mixing jazzy vibes, chilled out rap and enchanting voices.


26th October

Very different yet fantastic acts came together to create a stunning line up. The evening went from the nostalgic and powerful songs of Josh McGovern to the charming and catchy melodies of Amaroun, finishing off with a hot grime set by Coco who got the crowd dancing.


31st August

Tay Salem showcased his new EP with just an electric guitar and deep drums to pair with his exquisite voice. Elisa Imperilee and Srigila brought a chilled lo-fi hip-hop vibe that made everyone dance and sing along by the end of their set. The evening finished with Hebe, a singer songwriter from Amsterdam to look out for next year.


29th June

Three incredible acts came together to present a hell of a show. Karim Tha Peasant started the evening with a powerful and authentic set, followed by Marble Empire’s dreamy electronica. To finish up, Jack Conman transported the audience with a subtle atmospheric show.


28th April.

George Cosby, Thalab and Ashnikko performed individual sets offering a great evening of new and exciting music.


30th March.

Electric Electric hosted the first edition of Metropolis Rising in collaboration with Music Glue. The event was a great success, showcasing the work of Looms, Rachel K. Collier, Iris Gold and Ruby Empress.