Swash Music Presents Under The Radar: Antonio Lulic

Antonio Lulic

Swash is a label set up by ex Mis-Teeq lead singer Sabrina Washington, who is currently working on her solo career, who have created Under The Radar. Under The Radar is an online platform giving up and coming artists an outlet to showcase there talents. Each artist will have an interview and two acoustic sessions uploaded. The artist with the most views will get the chance to have their track professionally recorded at our studios. This series has seen an extremely high level of talent,with one of the artists performing on the Jools Holland show, one touring with DJ Fresh and another supporting Ed Sheeran on his UK tour.

Raised in the North East of England, son to a South American exile and a lass from the pit village of Trimdon, Antonio Lulic is a folk-rock singer-songwriter whose deep and gravelly vocal combines with a powerful yet intimate lyrical style to deliver passionate and uniquely soulful music.

It’s perhaps because of this humble beginning that Antonio is no stranger to hard work. Since the release of his debut EP, ‘Becomes Unstoppable’, at the start of 2010, Antonio has toured relentlessly; performing for audiences all over London, up and down the UK, across Europe and all over the USA, building a loyal fanbase spread across the globe.

While on tour at the end of 2011 with international number one artist Ed Sheeran, Antonio released his acoustic EP ‘Rough’. Then after spending November touring the UK and France with fellow London singer-songwriters Ryan Keen and Kal Lavelle, Antonio took off back to the USA in the spring of 2012, to perform on a showcase stage at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas for the third year in a row; a performance that music blog Twangville called ‘Captivating’.

His first full-length album had been unleashed at the start of 2011 to an enraptured audience in London. ‘Never or Tonight’ combines influences from the likes of Ani DiFranco, Mumford & Sons and, most reportedly, Bruce Springsteen, into a collection of songs that move effortlessly between a deeply personal and truly epic scale.

Now back in London, and following highly successful UK tour and a tour of Australia with Sydney natives Nova’s Basement, Antonio is working with his new band on material for his next EPs, ‘Boozehound’ and ‘Son’, due in 2013 — so there’s a lot more to come from this young lad from Sunderland.

What do you think of Antonio Lulic?

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