Cape Town – Finding new artists or bands can be tough so we’ve kept our ear to the ground and picked out some fresh artists for you to listen to based on what you like already.
There’s something for fans of hip-hop, indie rock, pop, R&B and alternative.
1. If you’re a hip-hop fan:
If you’re a fan of Kanye West, N.E.R.D or Tyler the Creator then music group Brockhampton might be for you. They were formed in Texas and have carved out their own niche that definitely gets us nodding our head every time we listen to it. Their fans include Baby Driver star, Ansel Elgort and a legion of online followers who call them: “the internet’s first boy band.”
WATCH THEIR VIDEO FOR SWEET HERE:
2. If you’re an indie rock fan:
If you’re a fan of The Shins, Angus and Julia Stone and Death Cab for Cutie then we would suggest a band called Snail Mail. They’re lead by 18-year-old Lindsey Jordan who reminds us of a young Courtney Love at least in terms of voice. They got everyone talking last year and are set to blow up in 2018.
WATCH THEIR NPR TINY DESK CONCERT HERE:
3. If you’re fan of pop:
Hayley Kiyoko is who you should listen to next if you like Lorde, Troye Sivan and Tove Lo. She writes songs that will stick in your head and get you dancing at your desk. Her dreamy pop is the type of thing that definitely gets the party started and we would be first in line for tickets if she came to SA.
HERE’S HER LATEST SINGLE CURIOUS:
4. If you’re a fan of R&B:
London artist Col3trane has a smooth and soulful voice that fans of Bryan McKnight, Sza and Frank Ocean will really enjoy. He’s also very easy on the eye and at only 18 years of age, he’s sure to have long career in front of him.
HERE’S HIS SINGLE, PENELOPE:
5. If you’re into alternative music:
Børns is our new obsession and we can’t stop listening to his new album Blue Madonna. You’ll like it too if you’re into Sky Ferreira, Dua Lipa or Hurts. He covers a lot of genres and his voice is so uniquely beautiful that you’ll want to hear it over and over again.
HERE’S HIS VIDEO FOR FADED HEART: