Skip to main content

Artists of Tomorrow (Part 3)


As we move into 2018, I thought it would be fun to add to my list of artists of tomorrow. If you haven't checked out Part 1 and Part 2 then please do so by following the links. And I hope you find your new favourite band/singer through these lists. And if you enjoy an artist, then don't forget to let them know on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media.

Island


I'm still annoyed I missed seeing these lads at The Cookie, Leicester last month. They have carved such a unique and complete sound. They sit somewhere between Pop and Indie and yet they do it so well, I don't think I've ever enjoyed this sort of sound so much before. It's harmonious and it's subtle at the same time. I can't wait for their album to drop next year, I have extremely high expectations for it and I hope it continues their current sound.

Trampolene


I first saw Trampolene when they supported Liam Gallagher earlier this month and I was quite surprised how good they were for a first support out of two. The Welsh rockers utilise the lead singers unique voice to create hard hitting tunes. It's music to put on when you've got your mates round and you're getting on it. Music to listen to loud whilst driving at night. Also, a poet in his own right with a few spoken word pieces on their debut album, Swansea To Hornsey, with the album opener being a personal favourite. I hope they tour soon so I can go and see them again

Riscas


The first time I heard Riscas I was listening to The Real Cool on Youtube and I saw their video was recommended, for some reason I felt compelled to listen to it. I'm so glad I did. Riscas are a band sitting in a saturated market. And whilst they aren't reinventing the wheel, they're bending it and misshaping it to fit how they want. They remind me a lot of Alex Turner-esque vocals over some The 1975 type beats to which sounds horrid on paper, yet works so damn well in reality.

Goat Girl


The reaffirming of the London music scene over the past few years has been a blessing, South Londoners Goat Girl are one of those and  the all-girl group have utilised their music to voice their thoughts and opinions, exactly what music is for. And this is exactly why championing female rock band is one of the most important things in the industry right now. If you're a fan of bands like Wolf Alice or Bully then you're going to love Goat Girl as they set conquer the musical world, and they're doing one radiant single at a time.

Rae Morris


British Singer-Songwriter Rae Morris is a very unique talent. With such a lovely voice it's understandable that she's fast rising to fame. Tracks like Atletico and Do It are getting me very excited for her new album next february. When I think of pop music I think of acts like this instead of the generic chart rubbish, people like Rae Morris have a genuine talent. 

Shame


Punk rockers Shame are due to release their debut album next year. Their snarling songs are some of the most gripping and ferocious music I've heard in a while. If you're fans of The Blinders, Slaves, Cabbage or punk rock in general then please check these guys out, especially significant due to their topical music and their brilliantly unique vocal-abilities. Stand this side-by-side with some fine guitar playing and you have Shame.

Average Sex


I always try and make it to see the support acts at gigs, that way I've discovered some fantastic bands such as Estrons, Boy Azooga, Sunflower Bean & Our Girl. To add to that ever growing list is Average Sex, seeing them support The Charlatans was brilliant. The french band somehow put their accents to one side and it's almost unrecognisable that they are French at all. Their music is strangely satisfying and extremely listenable. They recently released their debut EP, Ice Cream, and I recommend checking it out.

Black Honey


An article a few weeks ago claimed that a pub in Middlesbrough was not allowing female fronted rock bands play in the pub because they "Don't understand rock". I call absolute bullsh*t on that in the form of Black Honey. They are more rock than 90% of bands and their music is so catchy yet so hard and brilliant. Their latest single 'Dig' on first listen sounded like on of their worst songs to date, yet it got stuck in my head and then I was drawn to it every time I opened Spotify, and that's something quite magical with music and it's something that's hard to force yourself to create. Definitely check out Black Honey if you're into bands like Royal Blood or Wolf Alice.



Irish punk-rockers, Otherkin, create such a unique sound. The most inimitable vocals I've heard in a fair few years. Their debut album OK featured on my top 50 albums of the year and rightly so. It has absolute crackers like React and Come On, Hello on there, songs that would definitely make my Top 50 songs of the year had I done one. Irish rock has been simmering as of late, after a few decades of dominance but could Otherkin be the start of it boiling back over? 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2017!

50. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream  LCD Soundsystem returned this year after a long time being split up, and it was the year of reunions with everyone seeming to put their differences aside and rake in their money with a big tour. However, LCD produced one of the stand out albums of the year, a side step from their previous projects and produced more anthemic songs. There's some real stand out tracks of the year on this album, it's just a shame about that Microsoft Paint cover.
49.The Mothers Earth Experiment - The Mothers Earth Experiment
I'm not the biggest fan of Prog Rock, but then again maybe I'm just not listening to the right stuff. However, TMEE fall into this genre and they've released one of my albums of the year. Whilst chatting to them about it as part of my 'Introducing...' series it was extremely interesting to hear about the making of the album, it's big influences and that strangely wonderful album cover. A must listen for Prog Rock fan…

Introducing... NAMES

NAMES are a band hailing from Wales, a music scene that appears to be bursting at the seams at the moment with phenomenal acts such as Boy Azooga, Estrons & We're No Heroes it's easy to see why a lot of labels are focusing their attention on that area. NAMES are different though, more sincere and genuine than a lot of musical acts out there with a voice to die for and the melodies to match. Their single "Limb By Limb" is an absolute cracker and I recommend checking it out immediately.

Question. Why did you call yourselves NAMES?
Ioan Hazell:
We always felt that Names had a refreshing sense of anonymity (it was also what we had written as the title of the list of potential band names.
Joey Robbins: The fact that it's such an unusual name, and the kind of mysterious vibe it carries appealed to us.

Q. Was there ever the thought process that it was never going to get you to the top of a google search?
IH:
Yeah, thats an unfortunate truth of it, it forces people to le…

Introducing... The Covasettes

The Covasettes first came to my attention a while back, their indie-tune 'This Feeling' grabbed me immediately and from that first listen I knew this band were something special. Coming from the land of music royalty, Manchester, it's in their DNA to build on the foundations of an already fantastic musical heritage. They've just released the latest banger to add to their discography 'Top Drawer' which is a clear sign that The Covasettes have found their sound and now they're hellbent on perfecting it! I was lucky enough to chat with lead singer, Chris Buxton, regarding their uprising, their Manchester roots and what is the ultimate plan for the band...

Question. Where did the name The Covasettes come from?
The Covasettes:
There are a fair few stories floating around as to how our name came to be, so we think we’ll leave it to the people to decide which story they believe, but we can safely say, that it came from the heart.

Q. What made you want to get into mus…