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(L-R) Emre Turkmen, Olly Alexander and Mikey Goldsworthy of Years & Years (Mike Massaro/Interscope Records)

New Music to Know: Years & Years on ‘King’, Ariana Grande & Being the Next Big Thing

Years & Years singer Olly Alexander left a burgeoning acting career for music, and considering the success of single ‘King,’ it was a smart decision.

06/18/2015

(Courtesy Epic Records)

New Music to Know: Life of Dillon Set the Sound of Summer with ‘Overload’

With ‘Overload,’ British pop trio Life of Dillon may already have the song of summer 2015. And summer is still a month away.

05/01/2015

(Courtesy of Fat Possum)

New Music To Know: As American Wrestlers, a Scotsman Moves to the Midwest and Finds Freedom in Anonymity

“The whole record is so personal. I was avoiding this when I was talking to journalists before. I was avoiding the idea that any of it was personal at all.”

04/09/2015

Mia Mala McDonald

New Music to Know: Courtney Barnett Makes the Mundane Come Alive

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.

03/19/2015

(Courtesy of Photo Finish Records)

New Music To Know: MisterWives Leave Their Ego at the Door

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.

02/19/2015

(Courtesy of Island Records)

New Music to Know: Catfish and the Bottlemen Want to Sell Out

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.

02/13/2015

(Courtesy of Universal Music Group)

New Music to Know: Seinabo Sey Is a Pop Star Who is Wise Beyond Her 24 Years

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.

02/06/2015

George Ezra (Courtesy of Columbia Records)

New Music to Know: George Ezra Prepares to Take Over America, with a Little Help from Sam Smith

The English singer, who is already a household name overseas, is gearing up to have a Sam Smith-like year of his own.

01/15/2015

(Courtesy of Something Local)

New Music to Know: Niia Finds Her Voice With a Little Help from James Bond

“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.”

11/14/2014

(Courtesy of Interscope Records)

New Music to Know: The Eeries Make a Name For Themselves, With a Little Help From Rock Radio

One can’t help but wonder if the guys of The Eeries purposely tried to make it extremely hard for anyone to discover their band. Or, if it was an accidental business model that has just so happened to pay off.

09/25/2014

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