Introducing Bessie Turner - Suffolk singer-songwriter with wistful vocals and punk nods

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Suffolk singer-songwriter Bessie Turner enjoyed a remarkable debut in 2017 with her first single 'Big Sleep'. The upbeat, melodic number garnered approval from Huw Stephens and earned her a spin on BBC Radio 1Fast forward a few months and Turner landed a slot at Latitude Festival and is now on a fast track that is seeing greater numbers of people latch onto her charming sound. 

Turner, who got her start by uploading tracks to BBC Introducing, was recently hailed as a 'superstar in the making' by the team; one listen to her latest release is enough to see why. 

'Words You Say' contains a distinctive nod to punk and is rumoured to be inspired in part by Parquet Courts. The track begins with Turner's wistful vocals taking on a delicate tone before twisting into something heavier as the beat kicks in. Bound to be a sure hit, every ingredient works on Turner's latest accomplished effort. Jo Whiley agrees too, the track was given its world premiere by the BBC Radio 2 DJ. 

Expect to see more of this exciting new talent in 2018, particularly as Bessie Turner has recently been announced to play this summer's Truck Festival in Oxfordshire. 

Words Lauren Wade

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