By: Juliette Jagger
Artist: Dom Louis “Dream On My Baby”
“Dream On My Baby” from Toronto singer-songwriter Dom Louis falls within the realm of gentle, impassioned folk that relishes in the kind of distance, which makes the heart grow fonder.
Artist: Big Sixes “Unless I’m Mistaken”
Album: The Idles
Bringing to mind the likes of both Alt-J and Canada’s very own Half Moon Run, Buckinghamshire’s Big Sixes are one of the UK’s brightest buzz bands this year.
Artist: Elliot Moss “I Can’t Swim”
With its fragile vocals, vivid yet dark imagery, and subtle electronic flourishes, “I Can’t Swim” from New York based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Elliot Moss, easily channels the likes of both Radiohead and Sam Smith.
Artist: WEED “Thousand Pounds”
Album: Running Back
Written about their crumbling friendship with another band from the Pacific North West, “Thousand Pounds” from Vancouver trio Weeds sounds surprisingly like what one would hope for from a self-proclaimed “dream-grunge” band.
Artist: Dry The River “Rollerskate”
Album: Alarms In The Heart
Shot at their sold-out London Forum show back in October of last year, “Rollerskate” from UK alt-rock outfit Dry The River, speaks directly to just how much ground this band has covered in the few short years since their inception.