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by Robbie Morrissey
17 May 2017
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Based in
Finland, Helsinki
Style

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 ...

Based in
Germany, Berlin
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It almost seems like an eon ago that this German, female-fronted duo took the world by surprise with their 2016 debut LP In My Head. The garage rockers Laura Lee and Andreya Casablanca, who won awards for their English-singing, American influenced pop ...

Based in
United Kingdom, London
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Shock tactics are nothing new in music, but it's rare to see a band back up the bluster with brains. London six-piece Happy Meals Ltd – now stylized as HMLTD – have certainly ruffled a few feathers, but there's a depth to their art that sets them apart from ...

Based in
France, Strasbourg, Paris
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Tout est magnifique ("Everything is wonderful"), boldly states Strasbourg-born and Paris-based producer Jacques's first EP, released on his up-and-coming label Pain Surprise. His claim is to be taken very literally; for the young, bizarre, hilarious ...

Based in
Ireland, Dublin
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Alex Anyaegbunam or Rejjie Snow as you know him, has been rhyming since he was a kid in Dublin. When the opportunity came to go Stateside for a soccer scholarship, the then 17-year-old headed to Atlanta and found himself falling for music. He later moved to ...

Based in
United Kingdom, London
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This is how it starts. Youth and anger have always been a heady combination, and London five-piece Shame are no exception. These brash post-punks wield their instruments like weapons and turn teenage angst into venomous, pointed lyrics that are mature beyond ...

Based in
Sweden, Gothenburg
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You can get a pretty good grasp of Shitkid’s vibe just from looking at the artwork of her forthcoming debut album. Retro to the point of parody, it looks like it was cribbed from the early 1950’s; even her Midwestern “farmer ...

Based in
Norway, Bergen
Style
Pop

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 ...

Based in
Norway, Stavanger
Style

Norwegian four-piece Sløtface have this amazing pop-punk energy. Their music too is great and hailing from the third biggest city in Norway only cements the fact the levels of music production out of there are A1. ...

Based in
Belgium, Brussels
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When Tanguy Haesevoets was studying in Andalusia, people had trouble pronouncing his first name, so they simply called him Tan. He kept this nickname for his music project and added another word, Témé – two syllables meaning ‘the hand’ and ‘the eye’ in ...

Based in
Spain, Madrid
Style

Friends before they were a band, Diego García (guitar and vocals), Alex de Lucas (bass) and Larry Balboa (drums) met at university in Madrid and began playing punk music together. They learnt as they went along at each rehearsal, creating something from their ...

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