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Video Premiere: Esser "Headlock"

Check out Esser's very first video for his very first U.K single, titled "Headlock." I alerted you about Esser a few months ago when I featured him as a hot new talent to look out for.  Hailing from Essex, England, the 23 year-old comes from a family of musicians. His father is a music teacher and his younger brother is a drummer who now plays in Esser's band. The singer started fidgeting with a drum computer and some instruments when he was 11 and he has been crafting bedroom tunes ever since.

Hipper than hip indie label Merok saw the potential and signed him to their roster after previously launching the careers of alt-pop bands like The Klaxons, Crystal Castles and The Teenagers. Since then, Warner Brothers UK has gotten hold of Esser and is now launching him as one of their major new acts.

Esser has all the makings of the next big "indie" thing. His music is quirky, totally fun and it has a cool, home-made vibe to it that serves up a dose of authenticity so many listeners are looking for.  And like I said before, his handsome good looks and his rockabilly fashion sense will give the hipster kids plenty to drool over.

July 18, 2008 in Esser | Permalink

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I saw Esser live the other day in London at a Transgressive Records event. He was brilliant! If you get the chance to see him live with his band, do it.

Posted by: Rylan at Jul 20, 2008 10:09:00 AM