40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Chance The Rapper Who: Chicago-based hip-hop wunderkind Chancellor Bennett, who released his free mixtape 'Acid Rap' last year. For fans of: Outkast, Kanye West. Listen: chanceraps.com

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Courtney Barnett Who: Australian singer who showed off her deadpan lyrical wit with 2013's 'Avant Gardner' – a song about having a panic attack while gardening. For fans of: Liz Phair, Eleanor Friedberger Listen: courtneybarnett.com.au/video/

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Jungle Who: Publicity-shy west London duo who specialise in dancefloor-ready post-punk disco-funk. Ace single 'The Heat' was released in October 2013. For fans of: Disclosure, TV On The Radio Listen: soundcloud.com/jungle-8.

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Fat White Family Who: Britain's most depraved new band, plotting to offend the masses from their south London squat. Debut LP 'Champagne Holocaust' was released last year. For fans of: The Cramps, The Gun Club Listen: soundcloud.com/fat-whites

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Eyedress Who: Filipino wonderkid Idris Vicuna, who released his debut EP 'Supernatural' – a gem of glitchy electronica – in 2013. Boasts a mop-top that would be the envy of The Beatles. For fans of: J Dilla, Joker, Darkstar Listen: soundcloud.com/eyedress

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Circa Waves Who: Beatles and Strokes-loving bunch from Liverpool, who are being hyped as the 'next Arctic Monkeys'. Debut double single 'Good For Me/Get Away' came out last year. For fans of: The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys Listen: soundcloud.com/cirawaves

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Radkey Who: Home-schooled brothers from the US with a penchant for punk riffs and a defiant outsiders mentality. 2013's 'Devil Fruit' EP is their finest release so far. For fans of: The Germs, Cerebral Ballzy Listen: soundcloud.com/radkey-band

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Eagulls Who: Leeds-based five-piece who work in jobs they hate and make angry, scratchy punk for a similarly pissed-off lost generation – as witnessed on last year's 'Tough Luck' single. For fans of: The Fall, Drenge Listen: soundcloud.com/eagulls

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Childhood Who: Mates with Palma Violets, they're four Londoners who combined big pop choruses with psych wigouts on the likes of recent singles 'Solemn Skies' and 'Pinballs'. For fans of: Real Estate, Deer Hunter Listen: soundcloud.com/childhoodmusic

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Public Access T.V. Who: NYC's most hyped new band, whose debut track 'Monaco' has been sending music industry tastemakers into overdrive since going online. For fans of: Elvis Costello, Mick Jones' Clash. Listen: soundcloud.com/publicaccesstv

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Twin Peaks Who: Four-piece who, despite hailing from Chicago, are inspired by jangly British rock. Debut mini-album 'Sunken' was released last July. For fans of: The Smith Westerns, The Replacements Listen: soundcloud.com/twinpeaksdudes

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Joanna Gruesome Who: Fiercely DIY Welsh band set to become cult favourites with their mixture of indie-pop melodies and hardcore edge, as perfected on 2013 debut 'Weird Sisters'. For fans of: Veronica Falls, Huggy Bear Listen: joannagruesome.bandcamp.com

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Wolf Alice Who: Camden-loving group who make grungy and snarling indie – although their debut EP 'Blush', released in October 2013, showed a tender side too. For fans of: Elastica, Hole. Listen: soundcloud.com/wolfalice

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Telegram Who: London four-piece big on fuzzy guitars and finding glamour in gloom, who released their debut single 'Follow' on their own GramGram Records label last year. For fans of: Roxy Music, Toy Listen: soundcloud.com/teletelegramgram

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: The Orwells Who: Hard-living punks from Chicago, who distilled their love of debauchery into dark, smart and thrilling tales of adolescence on 2013's 'Other Voices' EP. For fans of: Iggy And The Stooges, The Strokes Listen: soundcloud.com/the-orwells

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Royal Blood Who: Brighton-based duo Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher. Their fierce blues-rock, shown best on the track 'Figure It Out', is made with just bass and drums. For fans of: The Black Keys, The White Stripes Listen: soundcloud.com/royalbloodband

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Perfect Pussy Who: Syracuse noise-punks whose 'I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling EP' was big on squalling sound and startling, disarming honesty courtesy of singer Meredith Graves. For fans of: Japandroids, Melt Banana Listen: prrfectpussy.bandcamp.com

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Tobias Jesso Jr Who: Canadian newcomer whose simple, sparse 'Just A Dream' demo earned comparisons with John Lennon's 70s output. For fans of: Christopher Owen, John Lennon Listen: tobiasjessojr.tumblr.com

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Vic Mensa Who: Rapper who roped in Chicago cohort Chance The Rapper for his new release 'Innanetape', which is big on tongue-twising rhymes and swirling beats. For fans of: Thundercat, Chance The Rapper Listen: soundcloud.com/fuck-vic-mensa

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: FKA Twigs Who: Former barmaid Tahliah Barnett, who has moulded hip-hop and smooth R&B into the likes of her breakthrough track 'Water Me' and the more sensual 'Papi Pacify' from her 'EP 2' release. For fans of: Tricky, Aaliyah, Brandy Listen: wwwater.me/

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Superfood Who: Birmingham band who, unlike Peace and Swim Deep, plump for slacker-pop over sun-bleached riffs. They release new EP 'MAM' in February. For fans of: Blur, Wavves Listen: soundcloud.com/superfood

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Banks Who: Jillian Banks is so friendly she speaks to her fans on the phone. 2013's 'London' EP is full of steamy R&B ballads, including the TEED-produced 'Warm Water'. For fans of: Jessie Ware, Erykah Badu Listen: soundcloud.com/banksbanksbanks

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Mø Who: Copenhagen's Karen Marie Ørsted has been responsible for releasing some of the most dynamic pop bangers of recent months, topped off with her Diplo-aided 'Bikini Daze' EP. For fans of: Grimes, Nite Owl Listen: soundcloud.com/momoyouth

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Speedy Ortiz Who: The Boston band's debut LP 'Major Arcana was one of 2013's brightest treats: low-slung punk-pop with chainsaw riffs and singer Sadie Dupuis' snarky vocals. For fans of: Slint, Pavement Listen: soundcloud.com/carparkrecords

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Ratking Who: New York's Ratking broke out with the burbling beat of 2012's 'Wikispeaks'. They're now working on their debut LP, with recent track '100' pointing towards grimier textures. For fans of: Wu-Tang Clan, Cam'ron Listen: soundcloud.com/hotcharity

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Chlöe Howl Who: Buckinghamshire singer whose tales of teenage frustrations, such as the cheeky 'No Strings', have garnered her heaps of praise and a deal with Columbia. For fans of: Jamie T, Lily Allen Listen: soundcloud.com/chloehowl

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Fryars Who: Londoner Ben Garrett, who has slowly been turning heads with the poppy, fizz-flecked electronica from his 'Radio PWR' EP. For fans of: James Blake Listen: soundcloud.com/fryars

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: All We Are Who: Liverpool-based band who describe themselves as "The Bee Gees on diazepam". Their hypnagogic debut 'Utmost Good' backed up the big-talk. For fans of: Metronomy Listen: soundcloud.com/thisisallweare

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Darlia Who: Blackpool's Darlia showed their flair for broodingly discomforting grunge with the guttural snarl of debut single 'Queen Of Hearts'. For fans of: Nirvana, Superfood Listen: soundcloud.com/darliasounds

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Gang Of Youths Who: Sydney's Gang Of Youths penned debut release 'Evangelists' while in a hospital waiting room, and describe their wares as "EMOTIONAL-ASS, 14-TRACK CONCEPT ROCK". For fans of: The Killers, Bruce Springsteen Listen: gangofyouths.tumblr.com

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: The Amazing Snakeheads Who: Glasgow's best new band who won over fans with their ragged, country-meets-punk brilliance on 2013's Monster NME Radar Tour. For fans of: The Birthday Party Listen: soundcloud.com/dominorecordco

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Communions Who: Hailing from Copenhagen, Communions make bright but reverb drenched post-punk. Investigate last year's grandiose slow-burner 'Cobblestones' to hear them at their best. For fans of: Modern English Listen: soundcloud.com/poshisolation

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Wet Who: Brooklyn trio Wet who a) make languid, spacious and deft electropop and b) have the brilliantly-named website kanyewet.biz. For fans of: The xx Listen: kanyewet.biz

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Cymbals Who: London-based bunch who, despite their intellectual leanings, are making some of the dreamiest, funnest dance-pop around. New LP 'The Age Of Fracture' is out on January 27. For fans of: Hot Chip, Talking Heads Listen: soundcloud.com/cymbals

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: The Preatures Who: Australian group who channel the cherry-picking spirit of Haim by crossing '70s rock, pop and radio-friendly R&B grooves. For fans of: Haim, Fleetwood Mac Listen: soundcloud.com/thepreatures

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: John Wizards Who: Magical, wide-eyed pop from the Cape Town-based band, who mixed traditional African influences, funk and gentle electronica on last year's self-titled debut LP. For fans of: Vampire Weekend, Parliament Listen: Edit Caption

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: SZA Who: 23-year-old singer Solana Rowe makes smartly ambitious pop that comes on like cloudy, ethereal R&B with murky beats. Photo: theonepointeight For fans of: Frank Ocean, Solange, The Weeknd Listen: soundcloud.com/justsza

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Sampha Who: Last year's late-night vibes 'Dual' LP was electronic musician Sampha's first release in three years. He's previously worked with Drake and Jessie Ware. For fans of: Frank Ocean Listen: soundcloud.com/samphamusic

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: The Magic Gang Who: Nostalgia-peddling London-based band who released the timeless scuzz-and-surf beauty 'With My Baby' last year. Photo: Dan Kendall For fans of: Gross Magic, Japandroids Listen: soundcloud.com/echocamp

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40 New Artists To Get Excited About In 2014

Artist: Black Gold Buffalo Who: Electrifying live band buried in the studio working on material - expect new songs in spring For fans of: Little Dragon, Empress Of Listen:  soundcloud.com/blackgoldbuffalo

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