It has been a steady rise since the Humberside quintet released their 10-track LP 'Wild Notion' last April. Recorded in Hackney, London, the sound of the band has been described by Going Solo as 80's indie-pop with hazy melodies and nostalgic sensibility.
Toronto singer and songwriter Victoria Sheahan doubles-up her output on the act 2 of the 'hold A' project. From the collaborations with Michaël Malih to the more intimate interludes, the 8-track EP is a triumph.
Matilda Melin kick-started the year with the successful Wasted and has been consistently delivering singles through it. NoNoh, her latest, "is about that moment when you feel you’ve had enough of someone’s bullshit".
The front woman from Minneapolis indie folk band Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps, recently released her solo debut EP Bad Habit on NY boutique record label Neon Gold Records, collaborating with Tommy English and Nicky Davey.
The West London songwriter, producer and video director recently released Small Clean: an 11-track collection influenced by American R&B and Hip-Hop as well contemporary UK Jazz, reflecting on information overload, gang culture and London's dystopian edge.
The Glasgow formed alt-rock trio makes a promising return with a heavier progressive sound in song Milky Milk. Eva, Luciano and Danny's latest release follows on the success of debut single Forget It's Good and last year's fascinating singles collection.
The lead vocalist of doom-rock band King Woman reveals the grungier title song of the promising 8-track as Miserable. The forthcoming two part EP 'Loverboy / Dog Days' also includes the combustive Gasoline.
After a positive start in the US with debut EP Interlude, the alternative neo-soul singer continues to impress with the release of River, another example of the lo-fi vibe and effortless cool vocal harmonies by the LA resident.
A purveyor of queer 'hungover pop', Imogen Davies aka foxgluvv and long-term collaborator Scott Colcombe drop the radio friendly single Fries. A song to be blasted at full volume when you reach the end of a relationship.
Having recently released their debut long player 'frozenthere', New York quartet altopalo have managed to encapsulate an exquisite mix of ambient electronica, contemporary R&B and intimate art-rock in a solid collection.
A member of Brisbane quintet Art of Sleeping, Caleb Hodges releases his solo debut under the moniker Emerson Leif. The second release of the year co-written with Max Byrne aka Golden Vessels is the head nodding electronica Twenty2.
Growing up overhearing his mother's jazz lessons in South London, firefighter by day Sean Ruthven Nelson teams up with A.K. Paul on Hypothalamus. A song exploring the physical manifestations of a love relationship break-up in the human body.
AIYA are Ayten Ahmet and Felicity Yang, a experimental electronic duo from Melbourne. Following on previous tracks, debut 'If I Could Get' and 'Go', the haunting vocals of 'Other' loom over a landscape of electronic bleeps and delays.
Taking their name from the Spanish pronunciation of beach and gaining support from PRS and BBC Introducing, the promising south London trio follows their recent debut with the release of 'Innocent / Addiction' and a string of European warm-up shows.
Rhyming Nirvana, Obama and marihuana, 'Summer' is a coming of age song by Chloe Lilac. Having spent the last few months in LA, the Brooklyn native deep voice and nonchalant lyrics express a pivotal season of adolescent years.
After co-writing hits for Neiked and Maroon 5, Stockholm based Elina Stridh debuted as a solo artist this year with 'Wild Enough'. 2nd single 'Here with me' is a piano-based song about appreciating the present and further proof of her great potential.