Multicultural French band FI/SHE/S are starting to make a name for themselves thanks to their intricate arrangements and beautiful harmonies.
Mariam The Believer is Sweden’s latest pop export, whose debut album she wants you to feel is “like something you’ve dug up from the dark ground.”
Beatrice Eli embodies the forceful voice of her generation, taking a similarly strident tone to fellow Swede Lykke Li, but also flirting with the more seductive side of R&B.
Despite comparisons ranging from The xx to Ellie Goulding, Arthur Beatrice have managed to create their own sound an image, including releasing their singles on their own label.
We’re also “Searching For Silence” in Urban Cone’s latest video.
We premiere “Let It Down”, the brand new track from Cowboy Indian Bear, a band you should be paying close attention to.
Watch the video for Constantina’s collaboration with Uruguayan musician Franny Glass.
Improbable name aside, Cowboy Indian Bear are well worth checking out, as they’ve solidified their multi-layered approach to song-writing on their sophomore album, “Live Old, Die Young”.
With their dark dreamscapes and boy-girl vocal interplay, GEMS find the same appeal as The xx and Beach House.
Incan Abraham have similar strengths to stalwarts Local Natives and Grizzly Bear, without sounding derivative of them. Their latest EP, Springhouse, has cemented their sound and should serve them well as a springboard.
Josephine combines a stunningly pure voice with classic singer-songwriter influences to deliver a convincing contemporary take on soul.
Indians came about as a route for long-time backing band member Soren Lokke Juul to get his own song-writing out into the world, and we’re all much better off for that finally happening.
DIIV’s debut album “Oshin” is number 24 on our best albums of the year list. Enter our competition to win them all!
Recently Intro’d Urban Cone have announced a new album for the European crowd, and a consolation prize EP for those in the States with a promise of the album following shortly.
Danish five-piece Kiss Kiss Kiss – now in their 2.0 incarnation – draw on everything from chilled hip-hop to Indian raga to deliver an infectious experimental blend of musical goodness that’s much more listenable than you might expect.