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#8: Irene Diaz

Who is she?
An singersongwriter from LA who so far has released a couple of EPs and working on her first album.
Offical Website

Why I like it
She has a very beautiful bluesy voice who writes diverse and often genre hopping songs.

Staying Power
Yes, I hope her first album will be released soon!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E4bBlrCAYk[/embedyt]

#7: PWR BTTM

Who are they?
A genderqueer punkband from the USA. Their first record, Ugly Cheeries, was released last year.
Offical Website

Why I like it
Very punky and catchy with humrous lyrics. Both members also have a great fashion sense!

Staying Power
Probably, I am keen on listening to more of their stuff!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX_tBWLmr1s[/embedyt]

#5: Allo Darlin’

Who are they?
An Australian / English band from London. They release their music on Fortuna Pop and Slumberland.
Offical Website

Why I like it
First band I have heard the name of before but never got around to checking out.
I’ve got a thing for cute jinglyjangly indiepop that is very catchy. Always have and probably always will.

Staying Power
We’ll see!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KtlzdrKd-8&w=560&h=315[/embedyt]

#4: Blitz the Ambassador

Who is he?
A Ghanaian/American visual and hiphop artist. He has released 3 albums so far, his latest being Afropolitan Dreams. His music is relased on his own record label, Embassy MVMT.
Offical Website

Why I like it
He has a great band, featuring several brass instruments and a wonderful bass. His lyrics are very political.

Staying Power
I’d love to see him live!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVDVi8knNLk&w=560&h=315[/embedyt]

#2: Mirel Wagner

Who is she?
An Ethiopian born singersongwriter who grew up in Finland. Her album has the wonderful title When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day
Offical Website

Why I like it
I’ve always had a thing for minimalistic singersongwriters who rely on their voice, guitar and poetic lyrics, so it’s pretty obvious that I like this. Her voice is in the lower register which I also tend to favor.

Staying Power
Maybe. I will probably acquire the album and go see her live in concert if she comes to my parts of the world.

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9i0hDNBdZM&w=560&h=315[/embedyt]

#1: Briana Marela

Who is she?
Briana Marela is a singer songwriter from from Seattle, WA. Her latest album is called All Around Us and came out in 2015 on Jagjaguwar.
Official Website

Why I like it
These are incredibly calm and haunting songs with beautiful vocals. This is the first artist I picked via the KEXP live performances podcast and definitely a winner.

Staying Power
I am probably going to check out the latest album at some point and defintely will return to listening to the session.

Listen for yourselves!
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd3Kfqw15q8[/embedyt]