YAKUL – Blossoming
At the forefront of the neo-jazz revolution is Brighton-based fourpiece Yakul.
Echoes of Stevie Wonder courtesy of frontman James’ indulgent vocals, the unexpectedly cohesive new single ‘Blossoming’ offers playful percussion and razor-sharp fills to create a complex yet vibrant song.
Sounds like: Stevie Wonder, Easy Life, Nico Cara
Lila Drew – take it back
Lila Drew‘s vocal capacity will instantly melt your heart and that’s why she’s on our ones to watch 2019 list.
The dreamy urban pop single ‘take it back’ is featured on her EP, ‘locket (side one)’ – a musical scrapbook of her life to date.
Sounds like: Ariana Grande, Caswell, Billie Eilish
ORIION – Ayodele
We are intrigued by ORIION‘s genre-bending take on “nostalgic pop”. The musical nomad has lived off a diet of pop icons which has fuelled his cutting edge sound.
His new single ‘Ayodele’ straddles the retro past and the euphoria future. Listen below.
Sounds like: Zayn
Will & The People – Gigantic
Brighton-based band Will & The People is comprised of Will Rendle, brother Jamie, Jim Ralphs and Charlie Harman.
The new single ‘Gigantic’ is an alt-pop number offering a raw seaside vibe. The video – which you can watch below – showcases their creative side, and features both their hometown and friends and family of the band.
Sounds like: Alt-J
State Lights – Open Your Arms
One of Ireland’s best new acts, State Lights, is destined for big arenas across international gazes.
The catchy indie pop single ‘Open Your Arms’ makes a statement about empowerment and ends this week’s gems on a hugely positive note.
Sounds like: Kodaline, Coldplay, Kygo, Bastille