Not a great deal is known about the enigmatic duo Jungle, but early indications suggest that we should all be a little bit excited, as they drape fantasically lo-fi production underneath beautifully melancholic vocals.
After selling out their debut London show in record time last year, we are excited about what they have to offer in 2014.
Made In Heights
Made In Heights are a promising duo from New York who have impressed us with a number of Soundcloud releases that they put out in 2013. Filing themselves under the “Mythical Filth” genre, we think they are a little more upbeat than they give themselves credit for.
Say Lou Lou
Say Lou Lou are twin sisters Miranda and Elektra Kilbey who are a gorgeous Swedish-Australian act. They first went by the name Saint Lou Lou, but they’ve since switched, and haven’t looked back since.
Gorgeous pop music.
With the success that Ellie Goulding has had in the last year you could bet that there would be more sweet, yet slightly edgy melodic pop to follow. In step IYES, a duo from Brighton who have been making all the right moves with their releases thus far.
Louie Diller and Liz Nistico (aka Holy Child) are all set to release their debut album in 2014, and it should be filled to the brim with playful pop music. All of their releases seem to be getting better with age, so we can only assume that this album is going to be a smash.
Wayward are a duo who hail from London via Leeds, and surprisingly only started making music together at the close of 2012. A number of their releases were supported by Radio 1’s Rob da Bank and Annie Mac during 2013, and they are set to unleash more hits in 2014.
Thanks to the seemingly ‘overnight’ success of New Zealander Lorde in 2013, every new act coming from that part of the world has a lot to live up to now. Luckily brother/sister duo Georgia and Caleb Nott (Broods) have been working closely with Joel Little, who produced all of Lorde’s debut album “Pure Heroine“, so I guess they already have a leg up in that respect.
This is very well put together pop.
NY duo ASTR caught our eyes many times in 2013 with their well produced electro-pop, including an amazing cover of our song of the year “Hold On We’re Going Home” by Drake. At this point we are considering that these guys can do no wrong.
Hardstyle connoisseurs will already recognise Showtek as well and truly established, but it was only in the latter half of 2013 in which the Dutch duo managed to break through to the mainstream consciousness with their infectious single “Booyah” bagging an unprecedented top 5 spot in the UK charts. With their single “We Like To Party” imminent, it looks that the duo look intent on capitalising on a new love for big room house that seems to have swept the nation in recent months.
I really fucking love French electro, and if 2013 was anything to go by then it’s definitely not dead. Else are an up and coming French duo from Toulouse who are pushing all the right buttons for me at the moment (pun definitely intended).
Cannot wait to see what these guys have up their sleeves for 2014.
Royal Blood were already featured as part of the #blogsound2014 list, thanks to their penchant for gritty lo-fi rock with attitude. They have been hailed as this year’s act who will become the saviours of rock, whatever that means anymore…