By Rebecca Haslam
-With the ever growing popularity of music and with the spectrum being broader now than ever before, it can often be difficult for anyone to choose who or what to listen to but there is undoubtedly something available for everyone. 2014 has seen the emergence of some amazing new talents, from all over the world, and this is just a pick of the bunch.
Newly signed LA duo Holychild, consisting of Liz Nistico and Louie Diller, have been making waves for some months on YouTube and Soundcloud, but with their debut EP ‘Mindspeak’ available now, and featuring the likes of ‘Happy With Me’ and ‘Watching Waiting’, their catchy-sarcastic indie-tunes could well be the soundtrack of the summer.
Anyone wanting some more rock with their sound-waves should check out Leeds based rockers Chasing Dragons. This female fronted quartet have just released their 2nd EP ‘Checkmate’ and having received coverage in Kerrang!, it’s unlikely you’ll remain unaware of them for much longer.
Following on from the success of One Direction and 5 Seconds Of Summer, The Vamps are looking to cash in on the teen/funpop market with their debut album, ‘Meet The Vamps’. Having already had two top five singles, and with a UK tour scheduled for the autumn, this four piece are aiming for further chart domination.
Altered Sky, whose frontwoman Ana has often been compared to Hayley Williams of Paramore, have a growing Facebook and Twitter fanbase. Currently in the studio working on their upcoming debut album, their name may not yet have reached the ears of many, but with the determination and ambition of artists far more experienced than them, combined with their regular posts on YouTube, their aim is clear – to be themselves, to give their fans a good time, and to create rocky, feel good music for all.
Need some songs to scream along to? Brisbane trio Screaming Match will be right up your alley. With primal beats at the heart of their music, their short, sharp songs, notably ’$40’, reminiscent of Nirvana in places, may leave you feeling on the verge of euphoria. With no releases scheduled as yet, their fanbase derives from those who attend their live shows – check out some footage on YouTube and devour and enjoy at your leisure.
Having already secured the biggest selling January single since 1996’s ‘Spaceman’ by Babylon Zoo with ‘Rather Be’, Clean Bandit, the quartet from Cambridge, are already on the radar of most music fans. But that’s not to say they’re satisfied. Riding a wave of success and with album ‘New Eyes’ due for release, a busy summer of entertaining the masses must surely lie ahead.
More and more talent is emerging, despite the fierce competition for fans and audiences, a listenership may beckon no matter what.