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TOP 10! September

by Europavox.com
2 October 2020
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Welcome to the TOP 10!

Each month, we will dive into the European music scene to bring you the 10 best new acts out there. These are the musicians and bands that aren’t afraid to break down barriers and cross borders, all from different countries and music styles. With new releases on the way or hot off the presses, all with an eye towards gender balance, these are the artists to hear now and follow into the future.

Enjoy our curated selection 🌟

Based in
Iceland, Suðureyri
Style

Formed in 2017 in order to take part in a music competition, Between Mountains have become one of Iceland’s most exciting new acts to watch. Since winning the Icelandic Music Experiments in April of that year, the Westfjords band – who were voted winners ahead ...

Based in
Ukraine, Kharkiv
Style

Female rap has been gaining ground steadily worldwide, and Ukraine is catching up with the trend. Though still a fairly recent phenomenon, local female rappers have brought a new and exciting breath of life after years of what’s felt like a drought. ...

Based in
France, Paris
Style

Simple, straightforward and sensitive. These are some of the qualities that sprung to mind in 2019 when Hervé’s first solo EP was released. Its title, Mélancolie F.C., contained some important clues on what to expect: a passion for football, a penchant for ...

Based in
Armenia, Lille
Style

In March and April 2020, when many countries were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and forced into lockdown, Ladaniva released two videos which brightened up our quarantine days. The first one, for the song Vay Aman, showed the band playing music in relaxed summer ...

Based in
Greece, Athens
Style

Following in the footsteps of unflinching bands such as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Shame, and The Hives, Athens-based garage/ post-punk quartet Minerva features Jim Koutsoulis (drums), Dennis Koutavas (guitar, vocals, keys), George Kouklakis (guitar, ...

Based in
Belarus, Minsk
Style

You might not realise it, but the chances are you’ve heard plenty of Molchat Doma. There’s the viral video clip of bats dancing like nightclub ...

Based in
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Style
Pop

As with many artists, fate, and the influence of parents, have played a significant role in Nana Adjoa's life. The singer songwriter was born to a Ghanaian father and Dutch mother in the working class environs of the Biljmer, and grew up surrounded by black ...

Based in
Ireland, Dublin / London
Style

Back in 2014, at the age of just 18, Orla Gartland already had a sequence of cover songs that had seen her garner a full ten million YouTube views. Those early efforts were a kind of showcase for a harrowingly beautiful voice and released - quite literally - ...

Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style
Pop

Sofie Fatouretchi was born in California to Iranian and Austrian parents, and grew up between the USA and Vienna. Today she’s based in the Austrian capital, where she works as an artist, curator and DJ. Soaked in music and musicality for most of her life, the ...

Based in
Latvia, Riga

Nowadays, it’s much harder to wow people making guitar music than in the past. But if you're an open-minded artist who is brave enough to go through other genres, guitar-based sounds can still do the job. A great example of this are Latvian golden boys The Bad Tones.

LISTEN TO THEM ALL!

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