The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015


  • Wednesday 30th September 2015
  • Supported by: JP COOPER




Genre: Singer-songwriter

For Fans Of: Amber Run, Hozier, Jeff Buckley, Sam Smith

Hometown: Baldock, Hertfordshire

About: Rhodes' music began to spread in early 2013 when his demo 'Always' was playlisted by Amazing Radio and then picked up by BBC Radio 1. Following a busy summer supporting the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Laura Marling & Nick Mulvey, his debut EP 'Raise Your Love' was released by Phil Taggert on Hometown Records. Then, in March 2014 his new track 'Your Soul' was premiered by Zane Lowe and named as his 'next hype' record, followed by his second EP, 'Morning', on which he had worked with Ian Grimble and Tim Bran - notable for their previous work with London Grammar and Daughter. Later in 2014 Rhodes completed his first headline tour, selling out 3 gigs at London's Sebright Arms. He then supported London Grammar and Sam Smith, played at Radio 1's Big Weekend and at Glastonbury. He visited us at Rescue Rooms earlier this year as a special guest for Amber Run's huge hometown show, and we're looking forward to having him back.

Links: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Latest track: 'Close Your Eyes'.




"Following on from a sold-out UK tour and supporting soul singer Angie Stone in 2014, JP Cooper returns with When the Darkness Comes EP.


The 4-song project explores a journey of love, longing and loss – and you can listen to it on

Combining folk, blues, soul and gospel, this follow-up to Keep the Quiet Out showcases Cooper’s talent for both songwriting and lyricism which releases true emotion – not only for himself but also the listener.

This Cooper particularly shows in the EP’s title track, When the Darkness Comes, which discusses the need to escape reality and gain clarity from the silence of darkness, and the breathtaking Satellite.

Hailed as a Future Sound of 2015, the dreadlocked, blue-eyed singer-songwriter from Middleton, north Manchester, is touring again, with five dates in London and a coveted slot at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

Influenced by Donnie Hathaway, Bill Rivers and Stevie Wonder, Cooper was also a singer with Manchester's finest gospel choir, The Manchester Sing Out Choir."

- The Telegraph

Links: Facebook // Soundcloud


 Please note this is a 14+ show.