London-based Vaults recently released their debut single, "Cry No More" and have virtually no presence on the internet (minus the above image and their track, "Cry No More" on their Twitter, Facebook, and Soundcloud). At this point, I am not entirely sure if they fit the criteria for being on WHERE MY GIRLS AT? However, I am hopeful that the female voice on "Cry No More" is the voice of a Vaults' frontwoman... Looks like we will just have to wait and see.
English musician, Anna Calvi is known for her powerful and dynamic voice, incredible guitar playing, and captivating live performances. Her debut album, Anna Calvi was released in 2011 and her second album, One Breath will be released October 7 via Domino Records. "Suddenly" is the newest single from One Breath and you can watch her enticing Tiny Desk Concert with NPR below.
Britain's singer/songwriter Elli Ingram released her debut EP, Sober via MTA Records after gaining attention with her cover of Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice" (you can listen to the cover here). She recently signed with Island Records and released "Canna Butter Kisses"- a cover of T Pain's "I'm Hi" and Chance the Rapper's "Cocoa Butter Kisses". You can listen to the cover below as well as the track "Fun" from Sober.
"I wrote the song, “Sober,” months before I even knew I was going to be making an EP. As I started writing, it just so happened that the majority of the songs talk about drinking in some way or another; being out with your mates, the morning after. So, I guess it was a little tongue and cheek that the EP was everything but sober." - Life and Times
Elizabeth Rose (Elizabeth Maniscalco)- Australia's producer/singer/songwriter gained attention with her single, "Ready" and then with her debut EP, Crystallise, in October 2012 via Grizzly Records. Take a listen to "The Good Life" her newest single- it'll leave you feeling good even on a Monday!
Australia's Emma Louise released her debut folk-pop album, vs Head vs Heart, in May 2013 via Frenchkiss, following the release of her debut EP, Full Hearts and Empty Rooms. She has been a part of the Australian music scene since she was 15- she taught herself guitar and wrote songs in the high school music room. "Jungle" and "Freedom" are tracks off vs Head vs Heart and "Jungle" was also released on her previous EP.
"There’s a certain kind of female that occupies a space in which she’s perpetually young and girlish but also wise and worldly. Goldie Hawn is one, and so is Jena Malone. When they’re young, they’re playful but seem ahead of their years because of a graceful ease, and when they’re mature they are both judicious and mischievous; always they give the impression of being oddly, beautifully not of their age in life. This ethereal mix of capability/vulnerability resides in Emma Louise..."- Beat Magazine
Australia's Owl Eyes (Brooke Addamo) released her debut dream-pop album, Nightswim earlier in 2013 after a string of successful EP's- Faces 2010, Raiders 2011, Crystallized 2012. You might have heard her Foster the People "Pumped Up Kicks" cover- if you haven't, you can listen to it here. "Nightswim" is the lead single from the album and is dedicated to my little sister- you know why ;-) She is also an advocate for Oscar's Law- a campaign against the factory farming of companion animals.
Melody's Echo Chamber is the dream-pop/psychedelic rock project of Paris-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Melody Prochet. Her previous project, My Bee's Garden supported Tame Impala on their 2010 European tour. During that time, she worked with Kevin Parker (best known as the leader of Tame Impala) to develop Melody's Echo Chamber. She released her debut album, Melody's Echo Chamber, in November 2012 via Fat Possum Records and Domino Record's imprintWeird World. "I Follow You" is the lead single from the album. She just finished up a summer tour of festivals and gigs (w/ Tame Impala and Rodriguez) and is now back in the recording studio.
Los Angeles native Jhene Aiko is no stranger to the R&B/Hip-hop world- she began her musical career back in 2002 doing vocals for B2K (having a "Bump, bump, bump" flashback) and has appeared in a handful of music videos for O'Ryan, B2K, PYT, among others. She released a mixtape in 2011 titled, Sailing Soul(s) featuring collaborations with Miguel, Drake, Kanye, and Kendrick Lamar. In 2012, she met with No I.D., who ended up signing her to his Artium Records imprint through Def Jam. "Bed Peace"is the lead track from her EP, Sail Out out October 29, 2013. The artwork for "Bed Peace" was inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-Ins for Peace, protest against the Vietnam War.
With little to no exposure on the internet, NYC's Lolawolf is comprised of Zoë, James, Raviv, and Jimmy. According to an article by Pitchfork, the Zoë is Zoë Kravitz (daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet). "Drive" is the newest single from Lolawolf following their debut single, "Wanna Have Fun." Their first album is set to be released in November 2013 via Innit Recordings.
Birdy (Jasmine van den Bogaerde) gained attention in early 2011 with her Bon Iver "Skinny Love" cover (you can listen to it here). By the end of 2011, she released her debut album, Birdy and her second album, Fire Within, will be released in the U.K. on September 23, 2013 (there is no United States release date quite yet). "Wings" is from her new U.S.-only EP, Breathe- you can listen to it here on NYLON before it hits iTunes next Tuesday.
“I never really know what’s good and what’s not,” she says. “I’m just doing what I love, and I’m sure of that.”