Stonefox, a Melbourne trio composed of Jenna Russo (Vocals/Guitar/Keys), Tim Carroll (Vocals/Guitar/Keys), and Will O'Gorman (Drums) was created in late 2013. Already, the group has released a captivating track, "All I Want." The talented three-some executes "less is more" to a T with electrifying guitar, strong vocals, and clean production (think The xx). Check out "All I Want" below and follow their Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Angel Olsen is set to release her sophomore LP, Burn Your Fire For No Witness on February 18th via Jagjaguwar. Angel Olsen channels my favorite kind of folk music- stripped, personal, and transcendent (think Warpaint, Daughter, and Sharon Van Etten). Her most recent EP, Sleepwalker included one of my favorite tracks of 2013, "Sweet Dreams." "White Fire" is another hauntingly beautiful track from her upcoming album which you can experience live once she kicks of her Winter/Spring American Tour. Starting in March, she will be on the West Coast in San Diego and traveling north to LA, SF, Portland, and Seattle. Angel recently performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR- check it out here and take a listen to "White Fire" below.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Emily King released her debut album, East Side Story in 2007. The critically acclaimed album was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Her follow-up EP, Seven was self-recorded and self-released in 2011. Emily has toured with the likes of Maroon 5, John Legend, and Emeli Sande, to name a few. Emily's newest single "Distance" celebrates her indie, soul, and R&B influences and passionate vocals. Take a listen to "Distance" below.
What artists inspire you the most?
"I always go back to the same three artists: Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. I’m huge on songwriting and they really have inspired me. They could really touch your heart with three words and a melody." -AFRO.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, upcoming artist Sharon Nutzati beautifully blends acoustic folk, soul, and pop into her newest single, "People." In 2013, the 20 year old singer-songwriter released an EP, Stuck In Your Dreams and toured across Ontario. Beautiful Things, her debut album, is set to be released on May 6th, 2014. Follow Sharon on Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud for updates.
Ellie Goulding and Angel Haze have teamed up to cover James Blake's "Life Round Here." I'm assuming they are channeling the rendition featuring Chance the Rapper. Ellie Goulding needs little introduction these days- the English singer-songwriter has released two full albums, Lights (2010) and Halycon Days (2012) to critical acclaim. She is currently signed to Polydor in the UK and Cherrytree Records in the US. Angel Haze is a newcomer to the hip hop scene signed to Island Records and Republic Records. The Detroit-born, Brooklynite released her debut album, Dirty Gold this past December. When asked her goal as a musician, she replies, “I want to make people feel connected. I want to tell a story – everybody’s story." Listen to these talented ladies cover "Life Round Here" below.