Fenne Lily’s work is subtle but impactful. Her words rise and fall with a weight of emotional sincerity. Her voice exchanges gritty, hushed, supple caresses with pitch-perfect feathery highs. Delivering lyrics of articulate observation and lived understanding, Lily is one of those artists that once witnessed can’t be forgotten or unheard.
Bristol songwriter Fenne Lily, the rising queen of relatable sad ballads has published her debut album: ‘On Hold.’
With a voice that dances between gravelly and ethereal, songs that proudly explore themes of same-sex love, and a style that’s androgynous and effortlessly cool (think Harry Styles meets Linda Perry meets peak-Strokes) New York-based singer LP is one of the most fantastically queer musicians America’s ever produced. Her last album was published in 2018.
Bones UK are a band that could only have been formed in the lurid playground that is London’s Camden Town. Industrial rock, electronic pop and a booted-up punk’s rebellious spirit collide in the duo’s brash, unapologetic music.
Vocalist/guitarist Rosie Bones and her six-string partner Carmen Vandenberg even went on tour with the blues-rock icon in 2016, just two years after the pair had met in a Camden bar. Camden “future-rock” duo Bones UK were a shock inclusion on the shortlist for the Grammys 2020, for their debut album.
One of the persistent challenges facing artists is keeping things fresh. Brazilian singer Céu seems to have no problem with this, however. From her self-titled gem of a debut to the dub influenced Vagarosa, to the road trip-themed Caravana Sereia Bloom, as well as last year’s gorgeous live recording, she goes beat heavy on Tropix (Six Degrees Records).
In her quest for a more upbeat, rhythm-driven album, she employed the production help of French native Hervé Salters, aka General Elektriks, who cut his teeth playing keyboards for Femi Kuti and playing with Blackalicious and Lyrics Born, and Pupillo, drummer of one of a longstanding Brazilian feature, Naçao Zumbi, as well as his country’s most in-demand producer.
Utilizing Salters’ keyboard mastery, Céu has redefined her sound once again. She’s never been purely an electronic artist; her global temperament combined with a deep love for Brazil’s indigenous sounds shines through on every record. Tropix is no different. Any programming only adds to the organic nature of her unique style.
There is a palpable buzz surrounding Isle of Wight singer-songwriter Lauran Hibberd. Throughout 2019, she has been capturing hearts with her electrifying live shows, chock full of whip-smart, playful indie-pop songs anthems infused with her wonderfully twisted, caustic wit. Lauran Hibberd has shared a new video for her slacker pop gem, ‘Sweat Patch’.
What a year it’s been already for Argentinian singer Tamara Luz Ronchese, better known as Rizha.
Since her appearance in the series SKAM Espana, the singer’s following has sky-rocketed, and people who didn’t know the actress beforehand discovered how also musically talented the soon-to-be 20-year-old is.
After releasing her entirely self-made first album Finally in 2017 and selling out shows across and beyond her adoptive Spain, Rizha is ready for a brand new era. Rizha has released this year her much-awaited sophomore album, Outside. Tonight in concert at Sala Bikini.
The Arabic word habibi means “my love,” an apt descriptor for Rahill Jamalifard’s feelings about her Iranian upbringing and the music she creates. Jamalifard is the frontwoman for Habibi, the Brooklyn-based band that mixes Detroit garage rock with girl group harmonies and surf guitar.
New York’s Habibi hypnotise on ‘Come My Habibi’, their new single, and give us the lowdown on their hot sauce-fuelled second album.