5 more brilliant new artists (PT 2)

A couple of days ago, I posted 10 brilliant new artists that’ll steal your heart PT 1 and promised five more that have stolen mine. Here they are, in 8…7…

6. THE CROOKES

Songs by The Crookes rocket me into space — their heavy electric guitar solos and steady percussions take a different route when paired with George Waite’s sultry, encompassing voice. The melancholy, almost lethargic quality of these British indie rockers make their songs perfect for reflection and as company on rainy days. Get lost in the depth of their music, blast them, and they’ll pretty much wiggle into your soul. PS: They’re all literature majors, meaning their lyrics are intimate, poetic, and … brilliant. And we all like intelligent British musicians, yes?

7. AIR REVIEW

For a second date, my boyfriend took me to an Air Review concert — let’s just say that was a stellar night. Air Review’s a quiet kind of band, scarcely advertised by the humble members that produce the mellow Indie music. Though they’re little known local Texans, they’re a gem with mind-blowing progressions, piano melodies, and hella soothing vocals. Their name matches their style: light to the ears but powerful and catchy as ever.

8. KIMBRA

No one understands the perfection of quirky Kimbra. No one. Despite her stranger-than-average (*Correction: better-than-average) music videos and chameleon hair colors, she remains incredibly classy and her vocal range grows with every new, upbeat pop tune. She overflows with passion, exuberance, and electricity, not to mention her songs will stick to your mind like clingy jellyfish. ALSO: She can dance. ~BONUS POINTS~

9. DELTA SPIRIT

This indie rock/alternative band is mad talented. The variations of their songs, strong instruments, and soothing, feel-good vibes never fail to send seizing chills through my bones. Close your eyes while you’re listening and you’ll see colors; open your heart to them and you might even shed a few tears. Their music is sweet, nostalgic, brilliantly composed, and lastly, highly recommended.

10. ONE NIGHT ONLY

Perhaps it’s the teenage girl in me but … *swoon.* These (*cough* BRITISH *cough*) rockers are charmers. Though their high-quality music and melodies are crisp and very 80s-rock inspired, the lead’s voice was what stole my heart. The frontman doesn’t lose his accent when he sings, and his pronunciation and gritty voice actually made me wish I had “One Night Only” with him… Kidding, kidding, ’twas only a pun. (Maybe) PS: This music video has Emma Watson in it. Watch for perfection overload.

…And that concludes it, hopefully you’ve enjoyed rocking out to these amazingly talented artists! Drop a comment and feel free to suggest, half of these were suggested to me by family and friends.Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you whenever inspiration smites. 

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10 brilliant new artists that’ll steal your heart (PT 1)

So, we have the all-American girl band, the strange electronica, a couple overdosing happy pills, the very European-sounding American sextet… Welcome to the world of eclectic music, all fairly green bands with a flavor for rhythm and making music art. This is my personal playlist of addicting tunes, I do hope you enjoy! Here’s some quality music in 3…2…

1. HAIM

First came across HAIM as a recommendation in Teen Vogue, and hot shnitzel!, these sisters are gorgeous geeks who know their identity like the backs of their hands. Their songs are chill, “synth-pop and Fleetwood-mac rock inspired” tunes that remind me of summer. What’s amazing is that it’s just them, the sisters, the best friends, the musicians with bluesy voices that can also rock a guitar solo. ‘

2. BEIRUT

The deep warmth of French horns, the organ, a prickly accordion … These are all instruments found in nearly every Beirut song, which are usually indie folk jams. Zach Condon, the lead singer, has a warm vibrato voice that raises goosebumps. When paired with the rich, delicious blend of horns and a catchy melody, each song becomes an escape into a what feels like an early 20th century paradise.

3. MATT & KIM

They’re a couple. A darn cute one, in fact — Matt’s the voice of the duo with his boyish, perky voice, and Kim is the wicked talented drummer who loves to dance. Their “giddy, punky pop music” is perfect for uplifting (or continuing already chipper) moods. Always positive, always polished, and always … well, a little strange, this band’ll have you both dancing and fangirling over the perfection that is their coupledom faster than you can say MATT&KIM!

4. CITY & COLOUR

A little more laid-back than the other three. City and Colour is a one-man show that runs incredibly smoothly. Dallas Green, a singer-songwriter, specializes in beautiful acoustic melodies that complement his voice, which practically drips with honey. This simple artist is a diamond in the rough  who truly distinguishes himself — I mean, Green oozes passion and personality — what’s not to like? (Not to mention his glasses are SPECtacular. Oh, that was terrible..)

5. THE POSTAL SERVICE

I must admit — the Postal Service uses quick, lively techno beats to disguise the depressing lyrics of their songs. But guess what? They get away with it. This band has a lethargic, wistful kind of sadness that aches for a more idealistic society, but their music wins an award for their song variety and catchy beats. Fans of Death Cab for Cutie will perk up knowing their very own Ben Gibbard is the vocalist even if this band has long since disintegrated from the musical sphere.

_That’s all for today — 5 more amazing artists will be posted sometime this week! I love these artists with all my heart and feel they’ve so much more potential to grow if they had a few more supporters. (exception: #5) Hope you enjoyed listening as much as I have. Stay tuned!