A monthly London showcase featuring two slots for new acts has launched at the Social venue. It aims to reach producers at nearby national radio networks BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2.

The venue is located near both top 40 station Radio 1 and AC network Radio 2, as well as a host of independent production companies and publicists.

Promoted by Wales-based Radio 1 presenter Bethan Elfyn, the showcase launched yesterday (July 28) with daytime session the Lunch Club featuring Sweet Baboo and Cate Le Bon, who appeared on the Mercury Prize-nominated Neon Neon album "Stainless Style" (Lex Records) last year.

The evening session, Bethan Elfyn's Mini Boot, featured both acts again as well as Le B.

The showcase will take place on the last Tuesday of every month. The next event on Aug. 25 will feature Welsh alt-folk acts Bright Light, Bright Light and Elephant and Soldier.