We continue our look at some of our favourite new acts with the suitably named Part Three of our countdown of Artists to Listen Out For In 2016. These are the acts who we are particularly looking forward to hearing more from next year and who we always get excited to hear more from.
#9 – Lyza Jane
We first properly encountered Lyza Jane when she released “If It Hurts” earlier this year.Taken from her gorgeous Milk Teeth EP, it is hushed and beautiful with electronic melodies gently trickling over subtly insistent beats. The whole EP is one of understated majesty, crafted exquisitely and deftly to ebb and nudge at you in the wee hours. Her music is a wonderful blend of stark electronica, trip-hop beats and warm soulful melodies, we love it.
After playing the brand new and very successful Dials Festival this year, amongst others, we expect to see Lyza make many more appearances on the more intimate and magical stages in 2016.
#8 – Madeira
Given that she has one of the voices we most love to hear in the world, the chances we’d be big fans of Kim Pflaum’s new solo project Madeira were always going to be high. So it is no surprise that with just a couple of collaborations and one solo track in the bag so far, we are already hooked.
“Let Me Down”, which is accompanied by a wonderful video directed by Kim herself, is a stunningly smooth and welcoming tune. It’s full of soft swaying branches of keys and rhythms as the breeze of her vocals gently brush through. Gorgeously calm and endearing, you want to close your eyes and gently sweep from side to side as it effortlessly wraps itself around you.
With a debut EP planned for the coming months, which we cannot wait for, 2016 is already looking like it could be a great one for Maderia.
#7 – nvdes
It may have been something to do with the fairly ropey weather we were having at the time, but when nvdes burst onto the scene back in June, it was like everyone wanted to bask in the warmth of his tunes.
Debut track “Before The Weekend Comes” was like a shot of sunshine administered aurally, and we couldn’t get enough. Dripping with laidback 90’s summer groove vibes, it was fantastically warm and uplifting. Fast forward a bit and follow up “Unforgettable” kicked things up a gear, injecting a little more energy into this heavenly world of sunshine and happiness he was creating.
Hopefully there are many more tunes to come in the new year but frankly, we’d be delighted if he just kept on soundtracking our summer.