ARTIST OF THE WEEK! Jack Garratt - Phase

British artist-producer Jack Garratt could not have wished for a better introduction. The sharp young newcomer started 2015 as highly touted as he now looks to be concluding it, and with the announcement of his self-written, self-performed, self-recorded, and largely self-produced debut album now readied, that heat looks set to reach fever pitch ahead of its February release. Drawing the dots between significant moments, and landmark events of this fledgling career would already become a headache - the young Buckinghamshire artist has achieved more than he has any right to, from bringing the house down at Radio 1's Future Festival back in January, selling out each and every UK and US show he's played to ever expansive rooms, through to being crowned BBC Introducing's Artist of the Year at their annual televised awards ceremony this December. The scrapbook is bursting and that's just volume one. Not bad for a guy who tends to do it all by himself. Maybe the humble 'bedroom producer' tag needs an update. Truth be told, Jack wasn't even sure music was a legitimate pursuit, and was already training to become a primary school music teacher when he dropped it all for those drums sticks, pads and keys. It's been a move none shrewder.