A bit of good music is enough to get anyone out of bed in the morning. And with heaps of fresh talent, album releases and hot gig tickets going on sale, 2015 is set to be the year for new music. Get those toes tapping and vocal chords warmed up for this lot.
Voted by NME magazine as one to watch for 2015, LA based, solo singer Shamir is set for success. Electronic rhythms alongside an old skool RnB soul acoustic sound; Shamir reminds us of a modern day Nina Simone. Great beats for slow paced running and the kind of music you’d expect to hear in an alternative club in the middle of Brighton.
Public Access TV
New York’s hot new band Public Access TV are a three piece that you need to know about. Listening to these guys we feel a little bit like we should be scootering around on the back of a Vespa, on the set of Quadraphenia. The mods of the 21st century, Public Access TV are our pick for the summer.
This band might be young but they definitely know what they’re doing. After they went viral on Reddit, the world of music has done nothing but name drop these guys. Pure Americana music; a mash of folk, country, blues and roots-rock. Heaps of guitar and plenty of drums, The Districts make great accompaniments for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
Those songs you forgot about that you’re thinking have made a comeback. Covers from Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jackson…that’s what Mark Ronson’s new album is, right? No. Oh so wrong. But Ronson is incredibly clever at making us believe we heard the tune before. If you haven’t heard Uptown Funk yet then, where have you been? You’ll be playing this album ALL year. Trust us.
Bjork - Vulnicura
You know the one. ‘It’s oh so quiet…Shh! Shh!’ Bjork is back. She calls new album ‘Vulnicura’, the ‘heartbreak album’ after a recent break up and reckons it might just help any of us feeling pretty sorry for ourselves. We’re not entirely sold on this one, but think it might be a grower…We’ll see.
The Vaccines - English Graffiti
One of the UK’s favouritebands is back in town with a new album that they ‘want to sound terrible in 10 years’. ‘English Graffiti’ is out in the spring and the band are hoping it will bring a new sound and style of music to the table. Whatever the sound we’re confident that it’ll be a good’un and The Vaccines old stuff always gets us going!
The 4 piece female band, Deers have changed their name to Hinds after getting themselves in a little legal pickle with another similarly named band. Anyhow, the Spanish ladies are about to release their debut album with 11 tracks and we think it could be another summer soundtrack for the list. With heaps of positive energy and sunny, happy songs we have high hopes for this foursome.
When word gets out that the Foo Fighters are on tour, the tickets don’t hang around for long. A band spanning over 20 years, and most known for hits including ‘Best of You’ and ‘The Pretender’, the Foo Fighters will play 2 dates this year at Wembley. Both of which have sold out. But to those of you attending (you lucky Devils!) expect plenty of shouting, singing and moshing!
Also supporting the Foo Fighters, newcomers Royal Blood will be touring the country early this year. From Nottingham to Norwich, Royal Blood tickets are selling like hot cakes! With more dates added to their tour of Europe, you might need to pop over the water to witness the brilliance of this pair. Rock music at its finest!
One of the UK’s newest and biggest artists predicted for 2015, James Bay has a voice that is made to be heard. A mix of country, folk and indie, James Bay has already had over 6million views on YouTube for his debut single. And with an almost sold out tour, get in quick before you miss out. Nothing better than seeing a superstar perform before he hits the big time!
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