Finnish powerhouse Alma’s extraordinarily soulful voice and sharply observed lyrics hit somewhere between Siaand Amy Winehouse, but Alma needn’t worry about clichés: with her long, electric-neon hair, baggy punk attire and magnetic attitude she is everything but the stereotypical pop princess. Her attitude places her among a generation of young pop geniuses who are swiftly taking over the industry—she’s currently working on her debut album with the likes of MNEK, Rudimental, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, 2 Inch Punch and Charli XCX in studios around the world.
The music of Belgian-Caribbean artist Charlotte Adigéry brims with imagination. Her leftfield pop is sweet, moreish and deliciously unpredictable, topped with engagingly soft vocals. This is all apparent on her recently released second EP, Zandoli, which references the local name for a type of lizard found in Caribbean households – a nod to her Martinique heritage.
The musical project of Margate-based Polly Mackey, Art School Girlfriend was born out of the ashes of Welsh shoegaze outfit Deaf Club. Once the group disbanded in 2014, Polly, who was a founding member of the band, found herself drawn to London’s pirate radio networks and began making experimental electronic music, eventually releasing her debut EP as Art School Girlfriend, ‘Measures’, late last year.
The atmospheric bedroom-pop producer Art School Girlfriend has released a new single called ‘Come Back To Me’. It’s Polly Mackey’s first new music since the release of her EP Into The Blue Hour last September, and sees her continuing with subtle tones that evoke intimacy.
Stealing Sheep are an electro pop band from Liverpool, England, who formed in 2010. The debut studio album ‘Into the Diamond Sun’ was released in 2012 by Heavenly Recordings. The band’s second album, ‘Not Real’, was released in the spring of 2015.
They have shared new track “Show Love” alongside its dopamine-driven video, directed by Korean animator Gyuri Cloe Lee. The track is taken from their forthcoming album Big Wows available April 19th, via Heavenly Recordings. The band will be playing of dates behind the album, starting March 30th in Liverpool.
Pecas, aka Brooklyn-via-Madrid artist Sandy Davis. Pecas’ twitter bio describes her sound as “gotha nova” (which we are proclaiming best new genre name), and misty new dream-pop slow jam “T-Shirt” has an ethereal but just vaguely creepy vibe that walks a fine line between seductive and playfully sinister.
Suzi Wu describes her music as “electronic grunge”, yet she draws from inspirations as far reaching genres as psych-rock, all the way to hip-hop. Listening to her EP, Teenage Witch takes these inspirations and pools them together to form a really unique sound that simply can’t be caged in definitions. Her delivery has the appealing drawl of King Krule, her lyricism the punk abruptness of Patti Smith; both spoken word and singing are delivered in an attractive mellow drone, with a trance-like quality that impressively (somehow) simultaneously blends with, and sits on top of, her grungey and driving melodies à la The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Suzi Wu has released the title-track from her new, slightly delayed EP, ‘Error 404’. The release – originally due in January, but now arriving on 22nd March – has already been previewed by the opener, ‘Grim Reaper’.
Birmingham-based singer-songwriter and Atlantic Records signee Mahalia is taking the world by storm with her silky smooth vocals. A 2017 video of her debut single, “Sober” now boasts 25 million views on YouTube, and she already supported the likes of Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé and Jorja Smith, all without releasing a full-length album. Her self-described “psycho-acoustic soul” features squeaky clean production and hinges on her Erykah Badu-esque, mystical vocal superpower. After releasing her 2018 EP, Seasons, she released a new single this year (“Do Not Disturb”) and is currently working on her debut album.