This post is a continuation of my previous post about new artists that are going to have a huge 2014!
6) Tove Lo
You might know this Swedish indie rock artist from her hit single “Habits.” Her sound is definitely electronic with rock sounds, almost reminiscent with Banks. with With the release of her first EP in the US this past March, performances at SXSW and a killer remix by Hippie Sabotage, she is gearing up for a big year. She has written songs for artists like Adam Lambert, Cher Llyod, Girls Aloud, and Icona Pop. She does not have any US tours lined up right now but instead has select dates in NYC and LA at the end of April.
This electropop artist from Denmark has already recorded with big artists like Avicii. Her sound is similar to Tove Lo’s. Only recently getting into the music industry, she released her first single on The Zane Lowe Show on BBCR1, and then proceeded to drop a debut album No Mythologies to Follow which is making a splash across Europe. Finishing off spring with a headlining tour in Europe and starting summer with a headlining tour in the US, this is one artist I would definitely recommend seeing live.
8) Vance Joy
This Australian singer songwriter was originally a university student and talented soccer player but gave it all up for music. His sound is like Kodaline, and he uses a lot of ukulele which I love. He released an EP this past March, releasing the single “Riptide” off of it. He has been touring Australia this spring and has plans to play a major festivals this summer like Firefly, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Osheaga.
9) Sky Ferriera
This artist has been around since 2009, yet only recently released a debut album. I define her sound as indie pop/rock, with heavy synths almost making it sound like an album that could have come out in the 80’s. Her label claiming she wasn’t ready to release music led to her to release multiple singles before an EP or album came out. She is currently touring with Miley Cyrus, and have plans to hit up a few festivals in Europe this summer.
10) Childish Gambino
This hip/hop rapper might look familiar to you. He was a leading role on the NBC sitcom Community and also a guest star on Girls. He signed with Glassnote Records in 2011 and since then has released two albums. His sound is similar to Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar, which to me is an ideal combination. He is currently finishing out his Deep Web tour and has plans to star in a music-related show on FX which he will produce, write and star in.