Áine is a 20 year old singer – songwriter from Cavan, Ireland. No stranger to RobMoro readers and listeners from the podcast, Áine has an outstanding voice, with a musical style that would suit a Bond film. ‘Black Dahilia’ is testament of the songwriting style to expect, deep, soulful pop track with jazz qualities.
Anna of the North
A huge fan of Norwegian indie scene, it may be no surprise to see an act featured here from Oslo. But what might surprise you is how Anna of the North began her breakthrough. No label and no PR, Anna’s adventure began with a simple pop song called ‘Sway’. Soon followed tracks of ‘The Dreamer’, ‘Baby’, and ‘Us’. All of which would be well-worth your time, trust me.
Amber Arcades is the moniker of Dutch-born musician Annelotte de Graaf, who has received plenty of praise to date with dream pop EPs. Returning for a successive appearance at Eurosonic, Amber Arcades offers timeless chorus filled tracks to feast upon.
If you like your Dream pop and shoe-gaze, than the maestros from Madrid that are Baywaves will feed you the daily dose of it. One for the Summer, this band will surely be on more festival rosters this year. Think Tame Impala meets Real Estate.
Swiss Electronic and psych pop, Buvette has just released his fourth album “Elasticity” via Pan European Recording. Synth heavy and nostalgia filled pop that is trippy in texture.
Brighton five-piece Fickle Friends have played sets at major festivals such as Bestival, BBC R1 Big Weekend and The Secret Garden Party. Numerous capacity shows in London and promising words from music media, expect more full length action over the coming months.
Kensington have a great rock sound and are ones to watch in their own music scene already. Pop sensibilities are present in their tracks like ‘Riddles’ and ‘Let Go’, which kind of makes them a Dutch OneRepublic.
Emotionally charged singles led Scandic act Klangstof to where they are now. Not all gloom and dark sounding, ‘We Are You Receiver’ and ‘Hostage’ are key to their arsenal.
LÉON reminds me of Eurosonic act from last year, Seinabo Sey, yet there is more pop quality about the tracks we have heard so far. ‘Tired of Talking’ and ‘Liar’ are great, and the making of Sweden’s latest export.
Copenhagen’s M.I.L.K. featured on RobMoro’s New Music Thursday section back in October 2016. ‘U and Me’ was the track then and is what I reckon remains his best to date. Acclaim from The Line Of Best Fit, Nowness, and Hillydilly have helped push him to even greater heights. Lots of funk.
Novo Amor is the stage name of British artist and producer Ali Lacey, whose tracks have graced popular Spotify and Deezer playlists in the past twelve months. It may have taken almost two years for tracks like ‘From Gold’ and ‘Cold’ to surface regularly, but the James Vincent McMorrow fans will like this.
Mehdi Benjelloun or Petit Biscuit as he goes by, began posting tracks on SoundCloud and picking up considerable traction with the help of Les InRocks. For fans of Jamie XX and Nils Frahm.
Another act that have featured on the site before, Sløtface were announced on the line-up of Phil Taggart’s Slacker clubnight. Their music is just as good as their name, and you can expect a debut album early this year too.