Posted by Andy on 09/11/12
As music journalists are delving back into all their favourite releases of 2012 to compile the annual end of year lists, I am going to take a brief look forward to tell you what new delights there are on the horizon.
If you managed go catch Later… With Jools Holland at 10pm on BBC2 last night, you would have been lucky enough to see the stunning Tennessee born Valerie June performing the first single from her debut album, out sometime early next year. Her unique voice and stripped back, intricate acoustic guitar performance was reminiscent of Adele’s first performance on Jools Holland before 19 came out. A big talent, with a big smile and detailed lyrical story telling, Valerie June is definitely one to watch out for in 2013.
Next up is Night Works; the solo alias from a Metronomy affiliated musician. He had steadily released a number of killer singles and played his first eve live show on Halloween, appropriately titled Fright Works. Check I out.
My final tip for 2013 fame is Norwegian Starlet MØ. With only two tracks to her name in YouTube there isn’t much to go on, but with a Sony deal in Scandinavia there will be a lot more details to follow shortly