Once a year, artists on Reverbnation–which means they’re from all over the world–pitch to have their material featured on this website. This year, 1,969 submissions came in. These ten made the final cut.
1. Victoria’s Flight (Indie rock/Glasgow, Scotland)
Straight-head indie rock from the UK. For fans of Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, and maybe even The Killers. More info.
2. The Violet Mindfield (Psych-garage/Ontario, California)
Close your eyes and you’re back in a suburban garage in about 1967. Recommended if you’re into The Stooges, The Troggs, and The Kingsmen. Learn more.
3. Jackson D. Begley (Alternative/Oshawa, Ontario)
Gotta watch this guy. Twinges of 60s soul mixed with whatever The Arkells are drinking. Go deeper.
4. The Pink Diamond Review (Alternative/Reading UK)
Twangy, swampy stuff in the style of Duane Eddy mixed with odd spoken world samples. Anyone else think of The Art of Noise? More info.
5. Ugly Melon (Rock/Woodbridge, Ontario)
Meat’n’potatoes melodic hard rock. Good riffage! Further info.
6. Dogtooth (Alternative, Glasgow UK)
Raw Scottish indie with distorted vocals that pairs well with many Creation Records signings. Great energy. More here.
7. Dead Reynolds (Alt-rock, pop-punk/Huntington UK)
Good stuff for fans of blink-182, Simple Plan, and Jimmy Eat World. Learn more here.
8. Kim Logan (Rock, psych, blues/Paris, France)
An opera singer/poet turned rock’n’roller from Florida now working in Europe. Good for fans of Sass Jordan, Melissa Etheridge, Paramore. Details.
9. Loser Company (Indie/Los Angeles)
Woozy stuff with 90s-era alt-rock vocals that the Flaming Lips would like. Pavement and Weezer would approve, too. Learn more.
10. DiNORAH (Alternative/Los Angeles)
Born in Mexico and raised around San Diego and–wait for it–China. I could see her getting along with Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, and Sara McLachlan. More on her here.