Hammers sign up ICU Label

West Ham United are delighted to announce a new partnership with ICU Label, the Club's very own official record label.

Founded by 25-year-old Elliott Govinden, ICU seek potential in aspiring artists and work with them to develop their talent.

To further enhance the West Ham matchday experience, ICU artist Harper will be performing live throughout the season at the Boleyn Ground and both her and the label plan to engage with the Hammers fanbase across the Club's many digital platforms.

Having established a network that stretches from London to New York and beyond, ICU have an enjoyed an exceptional first year and expect their star to continue in rise, now that they have joined forces with the Hammers.

"We're thrilled to be working with West Ham United and hope that this will raise our growing profile yet further," Elliott confirmed.

"We've got some great talent on our books and I'm sure the fans will enjoy listening to them at the Boleyn Ground."

West Ham United Commercial Director Felicity Croft added: "Music is a huge part of the West Ham matchday and this collaboration will add to the atmosphere at the Boleyn Ground. ICU Label are an ambitious outfit and we look forward to working with them."

You can follow Harper on Twitter @harpersounds and on Facebook here.

Fans can enjoy Harper's new four-track EP Velvet by clicking on the graphic below:

Alternatively, you can watch the video for Velvet now here:

About Harper

Power, poise and personality are the cornerstone vocal attributes of the emerging London-based singer-songwriter Harper.

Of course, a voice is nothing without a song that allows it to soar.

Harper's own compositions are lyrically evocative tales of love and loss which flirt with sub-genres while maintaining a core contemporary crossover feel. It's the sound of an artist with all of the necessary tools needed to soar into the stratosphere.

Harper's biggest opportunity arrived when she was invited to be the first artist to be signed to ICU. Since then, she's spent five days a week as one quarter of a creative cottage industry which is completed by label boss Elliott Govinden and production duo Eagle Eye.

The songs that have already emerged confirms that their faith in Harper was well-founded.

The track Island is a particularly strong example of the compelling power of their work as it ascending towards a towering hook with Harper's vocal gift -- controlled clout capturing the chorus with elegant phrasing flowing throughout the verses -- complementing the leftfield nuances of the neo-pop production.

"ICU is a great label to work with, providing the whole team -- me, Ray and Ashton -- with the vision to make our album a great success" concludes Harper, as an infectious smile spreads from cheek-to-cheek. "When you're surrounded by people like them, your self-belief just keeps on building up. Who knows what we could achieve?"

For more information about Harper, visit her official website here.