HMV’s one and only unsigned artist, India Arkin, is most definitely one to watch in 2023. Having
launched her debut album ‘Home Truths’ in October of 2022, India has found the rising-star as a
National Album Day ambassador alongside the likes of Sam Ryder, Franz Ferdinand, KSI, and The
Staves, which has earnt her a place on BBC Introducing Tips for 2023.
India Arkin is an indie singer-songwriter based in Newcastle. Having always had artistic drive at the
forefront, India originally moved to the city to study Fine Art, and began recording music for her solo
project through the lockdowns in 2020. Launching her debut single “Dashboard Dancing” in August
of 2021, she quickly caught the attention of the BBC, finding a heavy rotation on BBC Introducing
North East and BBC Introducing Tees. Her debut EP ‘No Innocent Bystander’ later featured on Tom
Robinsons Radio 6 Mixtape, earning her a residency at The Sage, Gateshead.
India continues to tow the line between her music and fine art creative practice further as she
develops herself as a musician, defined by her idiosyncratic soundscapes and confessional lyricism.