Every Friday, four new music picks from music blogs worldwide are published as part of my Day & Night pages. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. The magazine is out today in print with every copy of the Irish Independent so pick it up to see my full internet-heavy section with a piece on Death Grips as well as the rest of the mag.
Bridie Monds Watson is only 16 years old but the Derry teenager’s distinct young folk is fully-formed. She has been turning heads with simple songs like ‘Sea Creatures’ and her warm emotive voice. One to watch.
If you’re looking for a stadium synthesizers and classic rock riffs meld, look no further than Kentucky’s The Pass, who sound like a cross between Passion Pit and The Killers on their new track ‘Alone Again’.
Following on from the sultry debut single ‘Open’, the LA-based duo bring a soulful piano vibe to their new track The Fall which has over 200K plays on Soundcloud and Youtube.
Despite being in a religious cult until the age of 15, just five years later Angel Haze is the rising New York-based rapidfire rapper that everyone’s talking about. She’s just dropped her new mixtape Classick which flips tracks from Missy Elliott, Eminem and Lauren Hill. Download.
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