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Courtney Barnett’s songs focus on the boring things in her life. The things the average person tends to overlook, but she somehow makes sound poetic.
Striking Matches’ debut album ‘Nothing but the Silence’ shows that amazing things happen when Sarah Zimmermann and Josh Davis put their voices—and their guitars—together.
Smallpools frontman Sean Scanlon admits he was once a karaoke hater. It wasn’t until he moved to Los Angeles that he learned to appreciate the high that you can get singing in front of people—even if you’re not singing your own songs.
“I’m not a poster child,” Ryn Weaver says. “I’m not a creation that’s going to be making one type of music for any extended period.”
MisterWives’ debut LP exhibits the many elements that make up the band’s collective musical personality: a bit of rocksteady reggae, a dash of Broadway balladeering, a splash of EDM and heaping helpings of neon-tinted new wave.
The band’s debut LP, The Balcony, has just been released stateside, with the single , “Kathleen” starting to receive a big radio push. And they’re already calling themselves “sell outs.” Whatever that means.
Swedish singer Seinabo Sey may be just 24 years old, but her music has a level of maturity and introspection not usually offered by songs in rotation on the radio. Where her song ‘Younger’ is right now.
Børns lives in a tree house, was once a magician and recently had a whale pun-filled chat with Taylor Swift. And right now, he’s making some of the best pop music around.
Sheppard have conquered Australia with their Mumford & Sons-y single “Geronimo.” Next up: America.
The English singer, who is already a household name overseas, is gearing up to have a Sam Smith-like year of his own, thanks to an impressive touring schedule and a catchy single inspired by a particular Hungarian city.
She’s written songs for stars like Garth Brooks, Cassadee Pope and Kenny Rogers, but Caitlyn Smith’s career path has by no means been easy. “What I learned to keep me going is just celebrating every small success,” she tells Radio.com.
As the year comes to a close we’d like to honor those 14 artists who we think you’ll be hearing from for many, many years to come.
Lynn Gunn of PVRIS was in the seventh grade when she first saw Paramore live, and she was immediately hooked.
“Like we say in the chorus, literally all we’re good for is getting in your truck and saying absolutely nothing,” Tae Dye tells Radio.com. “As you can tell, Maddie and I have a lot to say, so that doesn’t really work for us.”
“Some artists love that power of swooping in and watching the crowd eat out of their hand,” Niia says. “But for me, it’s a little scary and I think I realized we both can play the vulnerability card. Me as the artist, them as the audience.”
He may not be a household name, yet, but he’s already won a GRAMMY for his part in writing Usher’s hit single “Climax.” And it kind of messed him up. Luckily, he found inspiration in his sadness.