Finnish singer-songwriter Alma is not your average pop princess, but a hardcore, kick-ass pop sensation. She’s a true born-in-the-late-’90s girl, with unique looks, a bubbly-yet-edgy personality, sassy attitude and razor-sharp songwriting skills. Alma’s songs are hard-boiled pop anthems full of international potential and beneath their pop exterior lies a mix of R’n’B and urban. Her memorable voice has been compared to Adele’s, but Alma’s got a whole different aspect on pop music. She’s truly one of a kind, ready to get the sicko party started; she’s not something you can make up.
Born and raised in Ålesund, a small town on Norway's western coast, 20-year-old Sigrid grew up surrounded by the mountains and the sea. She was signed to the Norwegian indie label Petroleum at the age of 16 and recently landed a deal with Island Records in the UK. Sigrid scored her first big hit at the beginning of this year – 'Don’t Kill My Vibe' – and it's basically a message saying 'I don't care' to anyone who ever doubted her. She’s Norway's great pop hope for the future, and all eyes are on her.
Just like another French duo, The Blaze choose to be as anonymous as you can. However, while Daft Punk nowadays provide the soundtrack to glamorous lounges and dance floors, this pair possess a darker tone. It’s not just sonic, either – the scene is suburb instead of downtown, it’s weed instead of coke, striped tracksuits, and bromance instead of glamorous girlfriends.
They say a picture's worth a thousand words, and I'm trying to keep this under 250, so please, look at Alice's promo pic. Go on, it's right up there, don't be shy. At first glance, it's a typical (pop) singer-songwriter photo, no frills, just your basic ...