By Sarah Besnard
Artist: Hannah Cohen
Listen: “Child Bride”
From: New York
Label: Bella Union
Sounds like: Extremely soulful, polished, indie-folk. This song in particular features emotional lyrics and vocals over swelling strings and guitar.
Reason to listen: You won’t be able to resist Hannah’s hauntingly beautiful voice. She has worked with producer Thomas Bartlett (The National, Anthony and the Johnsons). Plus, she’s a model and a photographer.
From: Berlin, Germany
Label: Planet Mu
Sounds like: Dubstep, electronic music a la Araabmuzik
Reason to listen: He sampled Carly Simon (watch original video here) without sounding ridiculous.
Listen: Hookworms EP
From: Leeds, UK
Label: Gringo Records/Faux Discx
Sounds like: psych rock, Wooden Shjips meets Peaking lights
Reason to listen: Hookworms is made of members of two other Leeds-based bands: Spectrals and Idea Shower. Their debut EP was released on Gringo Records/Faux Discx – you should get it!