24
Dec
2014

150 Artists To Watch In 2015

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Embody

Embody

Embody first caught our attention in 2014 with a number of fantastic remixes for some high-profile artist such as Lana Del Rey and Laura Welsh. Since then he’s gone on to release a number of original works like “Make A Stand”, “Bad News”, and a brand-new track called “With You”. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for us in 2015.

ILoveMakonnen

ILoveMakonnen

After a Drake co-sign earlier in the year on his rebranded track “Tuesday”, ILoveMakonnen has gone from strength to strength with a number of high-profile releases in 2014. His EP “I Love Makonnen” has been critically regarded by outlets such as Pitchfork, and we frankly cannot wait for his album to drop next year.

Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder

Sometimes there are bands who are just waiting to unleash their brilliance on the world out of nowhere. In 2013 it was London Grammar, but the 2015 version looks like it’s going to be Oh Wonder. They have only four songs down on SoundCloud thus far and have racked up nearly 2 million plays. Incredible stuff really.

The band are already set to drop their debut album next year, and no doubt there has already been a huge major label battle to secure the rights. We cannot wait to hear more.

Marlene - I Do This For You

Marlene

Probably one of the most in-your-face single we heard in 2014 was courtesy of Swedish singer/songwriter Marlene, who smashed through our speakers with “I Do This For You” – a powerful and emotionally open insight into yet another gem from Scandanavia.

Her “Indian Summer” EP was very impressive, but now we want to hear how the album plays out.

14th

14th

There’s some bands out there who you take a real liking to that just disappear off the face of the earth after a couple of solid releases. Then there’s 14th who bounce back into our lives after a three year hiatus to remind us that they’re still alive and kicking.

This duo has now become a trio, and their comeback single single “Sweet Lies” has them sounding better than ever. The group has personally promised us more material next year, hence their inclusion on this exclusive list.

Lex Low

Lex Low

Lex Low is an artist who it’s still relatively fresh with a lot still to prove, but we have faith that he is going to deliver in 2015. His output definitely needs to ramp up but we have no doubt that is going to be of a very high-quality.

Laura Doggett

Laura Doggett

What do we have to say about Laura Doggett? Well let’s start with the voice shall we? It’s fucking incredible. She’s probably one of the strongest female voices to be coming out of the UK at the moment, and we are fully behind her.

So far in 2014 she has impressed with singles “Moonshine” and “Phoenix”, and they’re exactly the type of singles to be pushing her towards a big career next year.

Lanks

Lanks

Lanks is an Australian artist who came to us out of the blue in 2014 with a handful of amazing tracks. 2015 has massive potential for him thanks to some tasty support from Triple J, and we’re excited to see what he is going to deliver.

Layla

Layla

Sometimes we have to grind for our shine, and Layla is no stranger to this concept as she released her 4th(!!!) EP in the first half of 2014. It looks like this has totally honed her songwriting process though, as every single release she dropped in 2014 was simply stunning.

We’re obviously still waiting for the album, but we definitely feel that the time is edging ever closer.

Palmedo

Palmedo

Palmedo sucked us in with one of the sexiest basslines we heard all year on their debut single “Secret Lover” and we have been hooked ever since. Although they had only added another song to their SoundCloud account since then, we are confident enough in what we have heard so far to guarantee that they will be ones to listen out for in 2015.