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Bristol's Owl in the Sun make radio playlist

Bristol-based folk band Owl in the Sun have been selected for the BBC Radio Bristol daytime playlist during May.

This good news comes just weeks after being played on BBC Radio 1, nominated by Richard Pitt and I at BBC Introducing in Bristol.

Like other unsigned bands in the city, getting played on national radio can be key to success.

"It's the most exciting thing that's happened to us so far" said Cathy Crozier-Cole from the six-piece.

"Hearing Fearne Cotton introduce, play and then call our music 'absolutely gorgeous' was bizarre but very exciting indeed."

The band's song Flags was played by other Radio 1 DJs, including Dev and Greg James.

BBC Introducing blog: Tip of the Week - Owl in the Sun: Flags

"It was amazing hearing our song on Radio 1, especially knowing how big the audience is," added double-bass player Cathy.

"And it was so lovely having Facebook comments from people who had just discovered our music."

The sextet have been plying their trade since 2009, inspired after having met Michael and Emily Eavis during the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition.

They are also one of five finalists in this year's national Isambard nu-Folk Award, as part of the newly-revived Bristol Folk Festival.

"It's all happening here in the South West, what a great place to be," Cathy said.

You can hear Owl in the Sun throughout May on BBC Radio Bristol and listen to their album Outside the City Way of Things at www.owlinthesun.com

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