You may know that I’m a bit of a fan of this guy. Now signed to Amy Winehouse’s label, Liam Bailey’s back with a new single and video. Love.
From a gig she played in 2004 at the Manchester Academy while on her first album – Frank, with support from Tyler James. This was the first time I saw her live, and it was the first proper gig I ever brought tickets for.
I nicked a poster for this gig when I was at uni and it’s been on my walls ever since. A few years later, Back to Black was released and well… rest is history!
I’ve mentioned what, maybe six or seven new acts today – all of which are pretty good. But nothing tops finding a band at the end of the day who completely blow you away. These are The Jezabels: and their songs are just about as close to perfection as they can get. Full of big, epic rifts and emotion. Just outstanding! Check out here.
Edgy and airy sounds. Obviously done with a lot of computer work but you forget that once you immerse yourself in it. One to watch for sure. Check out here.
You don’t need to understand it, just give it a go. Check out more Alexis Weak here.
If I ever went to a fancy dress party dressed like Jamie Lidell (which will probably never happen), I’d probably end up looking like James Pants. You could either see his stuff as ultra cool or ultra rubbish, but either way I think it’s alright. And I love the name. Check out here.
I won’t lie to you, I find Marcus Foster’s sound and image a bit attractive. Moody, raw guitar rifts take you to a dark bar somewhere rural and American. Check out here.
Make sure you listen to this on some decent speakers. There’s nothing out of the ordinary with this guy, but the sounds he make scream youth. It’s easy to listen to, and lifts you up a bit. Check out here.
Tipped to be huge later in the year, Foe is a throwback to that 90’s, dark/ dirty power sound. It took a couple of listens to get into this, but I can see the appeal. Fresh. Check out here.
Breezy, indie rock that reminds you of the shore. Check out here.
Pop rap from Canada along the lines of 3OH!3 and Asher Roth. Fun to listen to. Check out here.
Already getting loads of buzz, this is sort of Florence & The Machine but with a more chilled electro vibe to it. Check out here.
You know that type of rock where the singer makes really angry growly noises? It’s really hard core. Anyway, this band mixes that but changes gear to more mainstream rock when it all gets a bit too much. Check out here.
This band isn’t actually new – they’ve been around for a few years now, and have already released a couple of albums in native Sweden. It’s happy soul-pop with a harmless rock edge to it. Check out here.
Download the first release off the new Get People’s ‘Rain Tears’ EP. The track is called ‘Away’ it’s being released on June 6th and it’s a slice of infectious, intelligent pop music. The London trio have only been around for a year, and make tribal-infused, dance pop music.