UNSIGNED indie teens French Soul Party are set to introduce themselves to a massive global audience.
The Holmfirth band have had their track French Kissing selected for the highly coveted BBC Radio 1 playlist.
It means they will be played to an audience of millions by renowned DJs, including Fearne Cotton and Scott Mills.
The track will also be played on Huw Stephens’ midweek show (Wednesday Midnight to 2am) and available to download as part of a podcast from his show.
Bass player, Will Irving, said the national exposure had all come surprisingly easily.
He said: “There wasn’t much to it. After uploading a couple of tracks onto the BBC Introducing database, we got some airplay on Radio Leeds.
“Then about two months ago we were asked to go into the BBC studio for an acoustic session, in which we busted out our songs THC, Visions and June.
“Around that time the producer had been playing French Kissing a lot.
“A bit after that I got an email from someone at the BBC, which said it had been selected to be played.
“It’s mainly good luck I guess but we’re still pretty excited about it!”
In an email to the band, a spokesperson for the BBC, said: “At the beginning of 2011 BBC Introducing secured a weekly slot on the R1 playlist.
“As well as being seen by R1’s online audience, the R1 playlist is influential on a global basis, with music industry executives and radio programmers around the world keeping close tabs on the tracks added each week.
“These coveted playlist slots are programmed in the following way.
“At key points across the year I ask our network of 40 local and digital BBC Introducing shows for their suggestions of artists that have uploaded their tracks at bbc.co.uk/introducing
“I then pull together a BBC Introducing Playlist team, made up of R1 producers and presenters who listen to all the music.
“Based on their selections I then send a shortlist to the R1 Music Team who make the decision as which tracks get added to the R1 playlist, so again, already the tracks have been heard by many influential people.”
The track could be played on any of the following shows from Monday, May 28. Monday: Fearne Cotton (10:00-12.45), Tuesday: Greg James (16:00-19:00), Wednesday: Dev – early breakfast (04:00-06:30), Thursday; Scott Mills (13:00-16:00), Saturday: Huw Stephens (13:00-16:00), Sunday: Gemma Cairney (07:00-10:00) and Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac (22:00-Midnight)