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TOP! BEST OF 2020 – Summer edition

by Europavox.com
13 July 2020
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We dived into the data to see which new music acts built up the most hype on our website in 2020 so far: Lous and the Yakuza, Pongo, Agar Agar, Luna, Molchat Doma, Axel Flovent, Kid Francescoli, Belau, Intelligency and Fontaines D.C.🏆 These are some of the hottest new bands right now, and don’t forget to check back in August when we’ll be featuring them through the month! 🧐

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Belgium, Brussels
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Trap-influenced pop and vice versa gains more and more traction in the mainstream, but just like every genre and sub-genre, everything has to do with the attitude, and owning, or being, the message that you want to deliver to the audience. Lousita Cash, as her ...

Based in
Portugal, Lisbon
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NEWS : Pongo is one of the winners of the 2020 Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, the EU prize for popular and contemporary music. Click here for more info!

Based in
France, Paris
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In Agar Agar’s music, one single song can encapsulate sounds from the Eighties (synth-pop, new wave…) and special effects from our modern world. The mood can be tense and dark, or romantic and surreal. This is what happens when ...

Based in
Ukraine, Kiev
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Pop

There is an interesting new wave of women-led pop in Russian music (e.g.  Liza Gromova, Monetochka) and Luna is something like a fairy godmother to the scene since she’s considered a leading voice of the post-Soviet youth. Born ...

Based in
Belarus, Minsk
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Storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Society is riven with tensions and uncertainty, reminiscent of the turbulent, violent past we thought had been left behind. Some bands have perfectly captured this mood, anxiety and unrest ...

Based in
Iceland, Reykjavík
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Indie-folk prodigy Axel Flóvent first rose to fame at the age of 19 with the 2016 Forest Fires EP. Originally from the northern Icelandic ...

Based in
France, Marseille
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Born in Paris but raised in Marseille, which he still considers his hometown, Mathieu Hocine has been writing songs since he was a kid. When he decided to publically unveil his project in the early 2000’s, he chose the nickname Kid Francescoli, as a tribute to ...

Based in
Hungary, Budapest
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Chillout has become ubiquitous these last few years and has been elevated to something like a state of being: a philosophy, a genre unto itself. The Hungarian downtempo-chillwave band Belau embraced the genre that is fed from the urge for relaxation and inner ...

Based in
Belarus, Minsk
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“We don’t do bangers. We write music”. So says the mission statement of Minsk quartet INTELLIGENCY, a band who look like an Eastern European Brit-pop tribute group and yet who deal in what they’ve termed as “technoblues”, a ...

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Ireland, Dublin
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NEWS : Fontaines D.C is one of the winners of the 2020 Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, the EU prize for popular and contemporary music. Click here for more info!

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