Passport Approved Top 10:

1) PACESHIFTERS - "Drone" (Unsigned, Holland)
2) FIZZY BLOOD - "January Sun" (Ministry Of Sound, UK)
3) AL BAIRRE "Bungalow" (Unsigned, South Africa)
4) THE ELWINS"So Down Low" (Hidden Pony, Canada)
5) DED RABBIT"Better On The Day" (Unsigned, Scotland)
6) LIME CORDIALE - "Feel Alright" (Chugg Music, Australia)
7) GOBLINS "Heartbreak City" (Unsigned, Denmark)
8) THE ACADEMIC"Different" (Unsigned, Ireland)
9) SLAVES - "Cheer Up London" (Virgin, UK)
10) LEISURE "Got It Bad" (Unsigned, New Zealand)



Artist Of The Week

Gavin James is a 22-year-old Dublin native who’s already on his way to becoming one of this year’s international breakthrough successes. His very first single won Ireland’s Choice Prize for “Song Of The Year” and his debut Irish EP, Say Hello, James’ charted for more than six months, leading to a string of sold-out headline dates and supporting tours with such artists as Lianne La Havas, Beth Orton and Marina & The Diamonds. James’ music caught the attention of one of the industry’s most-respected A&R men, Christian Tattersfield, who signed Gavin to his Good Soldier Songs last year. The signing came as a result of A&R Worldwide’s introduction and recommendation of Gavin James to Tattersfield and his team. Last year, James recorded a rapturously received hometown show at legendary Dublin venue Whelan and the resulting album, Live at Whelans—released by Capitol Records in the U.S. and by GS Believe internationally—climbed to No.1 on iTunes in Ireland shortly after the pre-order launched. The release included his cover of The Magnetic Fields’ classic "The Book of Love," which reacted across Europe and America and was praised by a number of online blogs. He embarked on his first U.S. tour in early 2015, opening for Seinabo Sey and is now on tour as the support for Sam Smith in the U.S., with upcoming stops in Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Washington and more through mid-August.