12 new acts from far off and just around the corner

November 21 2019

Traversing Atlanta soul, Canadian punk, Nordic pop, the clubs of New York and much more

We’ve once more set our sights abroad, bringing in acts as diverse as Canada punk weirdos alongside Atlanta soul singers. With a little of new Norway slang thrown in for good measure.

BABY ROSE: The new voice of Atlantan soul, praised by SZA and J. Cole, with a booming voice compared to Nina Simone.

BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD: From the same London scene as 2019 favourites black midi. Post-rock-crossed-with-punky-jazz-plus-violin-and-oh-yeah-saxophone.

DJ PYTHON: “Deep reggaeton” is what to expect from New York’s DJ Python – a powerful lovechild of house, techno, breakbeats and ambient.

HEDDA MAE: The next nordic pop sensation? Bergen’s Hedda Mae has mostly kept to her hometown, but things are about to change for the 21 year old. Big time.

JAKOB OGAWA: The Oslo wonderboy with 90 million streams, sold out tours in Asia and North America, and what is to be a breaktrough at home at by:Larm 2020.

JESSY LANZA: This Canadian’s adventurous electronic pop has got the attention of The Fader, The Guardian and Best New Music at Pitchfork. Note the name.

JUNO: This Trondheim act brings a melting pot of styles and expressions to the stage, touching base in the genre-bending edge of the jazz spectrum.

OKAY KAYA: This Norway-raised, New York-based rolls out a blanket of sound layered with sparse guitars, synths and a great, great voice. Album coming on Jagjaguwar.

POTTERY: Undoubtedly one of the party guarantees at by:Larm 2020. Manic rock with a slab of post-punk, psych, 80s pop and 60s vibes.

SPENCER.: Dropping out of school a year ago to do his indie R&B full time turned out great for Spencer. Now he’s on 4AD, and coming to by:Larm.

SQUID: Another in the line of truly great British guitar shitkids the last few years are Squid. Punk, funk, indie – and wild on-stage energy.

TCF: A conceptual project about coding and cryptography communicated through a cross of musique concrete, hardstyle, hardcore and poetry.


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