Best New Artists
Various styles, threads, and associations come together under the umbrella drink of Bokito’s Tropical Indie - a mash-up of dancehall, indie rock, soca, funk. Their debut single, Better At Getting Worse, is a fine example of the disparate elements working together seamlessly.
If Brooklyn based ambient drone-pop band Cigarettes After Sex aren’t the next big indie darling then I’ll eat my hat. With a full length LP on the way and a recent hike of millions of listeners on YouTube, the quartet stands more than a reasonable chance of being the next Beach House or XX.
There’s nothing we love more than to bring you the hottest new indie - pop - female vocalists out there today. Rotana is the newest in a long line of badass beautiful woman kicking ass and take names — if taking names actually means writing awesome songs that you can’t get out of your head even if you wanted to.
Just because awesomely catchy, slightly sensual indie future electronic singer-songwriters seem to be a dime a dozen nowadays, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pay attention to each and every one. Especially if they’re as awesome as Soleima. This Danish pop princess crafts perfect tunes with the help of a variety of different genres.
You know you’re a nineties kid when your sound is more reminiscent of that heavy mascara-tinted alt rock from 1999 than anything on the market today. Black Top Queen are some much needed pop-rock heaviness in a world where the music is all either too heavy, too electronic or too pop. Where’s the hook AND the reverb? You can have both, you know. Just look at the dudes in Black Top Queen.
Los Angeles-based band 3 TEETH is quickly gaining momentum with their heavy industrial sound that’s perfect for fans of bands like Ministry or Nine Inch Nails. They’ve already caught the attention of TOOL (who they’re actually touring with!) and you’ll soon find yourself anticipating the release of their upcoming sophomore album,