Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Bea Kristi began recording music as Beabadoobee in 2017. At just 20 years old, Beabadoobee has built her huge, dedicated Gen-Z fan base with her flawless output of confessional bedroom pop songs and DIY aesthetic. Her first track, ‘Coffee’ gathered hundreds of thousands of streams in a matter of days, through a fan-uploaded video. Since then, her songs have amassed millions of streams between her own self-released recordings and her three EPs on independent London label Dirty Hit, Patched Up, Loveworm and Space Cadet. She has been championed by BBC Radio 1, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Dazed, The Fader, i-D, Pigeons and Planes, Noisey, NME, Time Out, Paper, Nylon, Time Out, The New Yorker and The Guardian, amongst others. In 2019 Bea was nominated for both the BRITs Rising Star and BBC Sound Of 2020 awards.
Growing up in Texas, Christian Leave at 14 was just like any other teenager, wrestling with uncomfortable social dynamics that made it hard for him to balance who he was with who he wanted to be – and then he discovered Vine. The TikTok precursor ultimately let Christian understand himself better, leaning into his awkwardness, riffing on puns and injecting dad jokes with genuine humor. He branched off Vine to other platforms, racking up millions of followers in the process, but something felt off until he started writing his own songs in 2015. Now 20 years old, Christian has spent the past few years working out of his bedroom, writing, producing and creating this sound that is at once naive and wise, the product of teenage heartbreak as viewed through the eyes of a person who grew up just a little too fast. He strikes a balance between subversive vulnerability and catchy palatability, inspired by everyone from The Cure and My Bloody Valentine to Bon Iver. His encyclopedic musical knowledge translates into genre-hopping bops with all the charm of your favorite indie flick.