I’ve been listening to music on the radio lately, and have realised that most music nowadays sounds…well, the same. So, I’ve been looking around for some new, fresh sounding music, and have come out with three to watch, and, like me, you’ll probably be astonished that I actually heard them on the radio! I found that out of all of the regular mainstream music, these three stood out to me as some newbies to join the crowd of original artists!
The three to watch:
Whatever music you like, I’m sure one of these artists will at least tick one of your boxes for talented, enthusiastic new artists to look out for in 2013! Whether you’re into techno, indie rock, alternative rock, folk or soul, these new artists will be perfect for you!
1. Lianne La Havas is a songwriter who also plays the piano and guitar. On the 5th of December 2011, the BBC announced that she had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. Her album, ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’ features a single that has been on my playlist for a long time, ‘Forget’. It’s a song that will stay with you for a long time; her lungs playing out a sweet sound of strong, feminine chords.
2. Wouter De Backer, known as his stage name, Gotye, is a singer-songwriter who also plays the guitar, drums, percussion, synthesizer and the keyboards. He has won five ARIA Awards and received a nomination for an MTV EMA for Best Asia and Pacific Act. His album, ‘Making Mirrors’ features a single that many will know, as it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’. The song also features Kimbra, another new, quirky artist to look out for.
3. The other tribe are a new band from Bristol, who play out a fun, whispering type tune in ‘Skirts’, their new single. Straight away they made me want to jump up and dance to the quirky coolness of their new sound, and if that isn’t enough, they were also voted ‘Band of the Day’ for The Guardian on the 10th of August.