What’s the name? Jarryd James
Where’s he from? Brisbane, Austrailia
Who does he sound like? Years & Years, Josef Salvat
Although he’s been around for a few months, Jarryd James only recently made waves on our European shores. Debut track, Do you remember, combines a thumping drum beat, evocative lyrics and a soaring falsetto. It’s what James Blake would pen if he was slightly more commercial.
What’s the name? Saint Raymond AKA Callum Burrows
Where’s he from? Nottingham, England
Who does he sound like? Bastille, Prides, Vampire Weekend
New Kid on the block, Saint Raymond, has all the makings of a commercial success. He once dreamed of becoming a hairdresser, but he’ll have to settle for a music career. With record label Asylum behind him (Rudimental, Charli XCX and Ed Sheeran) he can’t flop.
What’s the name? SOAK
Where’s she from? Derry, Northern Ireland
Who does she sound like? Hmmm? Similar to Daughter
Not technically new, but her star is still on-the-up. Bridie Monds-Watson is the North’s latest solemn singer/songwriter. Delivering sheer beauty via soft-vocals, she writes about the good-old angst ridden teenage years.