Most of you may not have heard of CHVRCHES yet, they have just recently placed 5th in BBC’s sound of 2013, which is also filled with some of my other favorites including, AlunaGeorge and Angel Haze. CHVRCHES hooked me on their release of their track ‘Lies‘. They bring a very fresh Electronic yet Pop feel to their music, which in the end brings out some musical greatness.
Their new single “Recover” premiered today on BBC Radio, and just like their previous efforts, its perfection! The sound is definitely a change from their previous tracks, but yet, they keep their trademark stamp on it. The front woman sounds great over the semi dance electro beat. I see big things in the future for these guys, and I hope they hit the states soon, they are slowly becoming one of my favorites!
This year’s X-factor UK winner, James Arthur has put up his debut single from the show ‘Impossible’. While this is a cover of the just as amazing Shontelle version, and maybe not the BEST first single for a kind of artist like James, he still gives it all he can and I absolutely love this version. Just like everything he did on X-factor James adds his own stamp to the version, making it more emotional in a different way, and his vocals sound absolutely amazing as usual.
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Recently discovered Alunageorge off Pinboard, and as soon as I heard this song I fell in love. Definitely a summer vibing song, with a pretty fantastic beat behind it. It’s just a feel good song, with some feel good vocals. Take a listen below!
I recently saw Lyrica perform at a venue at SXSW and immediately fell in love. After doing some research, I found out the talent behind the big haired beauty is super producer Timbaland. Having support from one of the most influential producers in our generation is never a bad thing and it definitely shows in this track ‘Love Me’.
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I know this song isn’t new or anything, but I feel like people who haven’t heard of Stooshe need to get informed. This all female trio is slowly making their mark on the industry with their controversial lyrics and unique look and I love every moment of it. They are easily one of my favorite groups of the past couple of years, their personality just shows through every song they do AND they have the vocals to back it all up. Mark my words, they will be a HUGE success!
Originally breaking out on the scene with their amazing song ‘Betty Woz Gone‘, Stooshe has released their music video for their before titled song ‘Fuck Me’ (the video has been taken down, for obvious reasons) but for radio purposes has changed it to ‘Love Me’ and featured Gym Class Heroes’ own Travie McCoy, check it out below!
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Absolutely can’t wait to hear more from them, and hopefully a US takeover!
First discovered Mike Hough just stumbling around on youtube, and immediately fell in love with his vocals. I did some more research at the time and all he had was youtube covers at the time but that has changed quite a lot. This guy is definitely one to watch out for mixing the likes of pop, soul, and R&B, his tracks have definitely have been worthy of the small itunes fee. With inspirations like Adele & Beyonce you can definitely hear their sound on the tracks he creates, but still adds his own touch to it. His vocals are definitely unique and fit well over a smooth R&B track and even a massive pop track. Watch out for this guy in the coming months, and next year!
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As the title says, there has been some buzz going on with her recently, I heard her song ‘Hot Right Now‘ with DJ Fresh, which is a HUGE dubstep/dance tune in the UK, but after that I didn’t really hear anything from her until more recently. She is signed to Roc Nation (Bridget Kelly, Jay Z, & J.Cole) and is I’m hearing talks that she has premiered her first single ‘Party and Bullshit’ just a few hours ago on Z100. Aside from her being drop dead gorgeous, she is REALLY talented too. Check some of her videos after the jump!
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I first discovered this talent while doing a random search on youtube, and I was instantly hooked on his vocals. Many youtube videos later, he has graced us with a mixtape titled ‘Spare Room Sessions’. The mixtape is filled with covers from the likes of Robyn and mashups of 2 artists such as James Blake & Wiz Khalifa, and he even threw in a couple of original demos on there. I think this guys vocals are pretty amazing, and it’s definitely just the beginning for him. Can’t wait to see what else he has in store for 2012!
The EXTREMELY talented soul singer from London, Emeli Sandé has done another SBTV A64 mixup of two of her tracks off her much anticipated album which is due out this year. For those that don’t know her, she broke out on the UK music scene with her track ‘Heaven‘, then kept the momentum going with one of my favorite tracks ‘Daddy‘, and ‘Next To Me‘. There isn’t much left to say about her, just listen and enjoy.
Rochelle Jordan is bringing smooth R&B vibes back all the way from Canada. I have been following this lady for quite some time now and I’m loving hearing the different tracks she has been dropping. She has just now starting putting on shows, and I can’t say enough how bad I want her to tour the USA or at least Texas. I love everything about her, she has a slight Aaliyah comparison, with a little more of The Weeknd thrown in, and the end result is Rochelle Jordan. Check out her tracks after the jump!