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#10: Shugo Tokumaru

Who is he?
A multiinstrumentalist and singersongwriter from Japan.
Offical Website

Why I like it
This is very catchy and a lot of fun, I love it.

Staying Power
Yes this is very infectious, I want more!

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

#9: Vaadat Charigim

Who are they?
A shoegaze trio from Israel. Their latest album came out last year and is called Sinking as a Stone.
Offical Website

Why I like it
Shoegaze is a genre I enjoy quite a bit, so obviously I like this take on it too. It’s very summery and probably cool to see live.
Their lyrics are in Hebrew, but some of them are explained here by their singer/guitarist.

Staying Power
I’ll probably listen to their latest album.

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erKa8aHKyAk[/embedyt]

#6: Mashrou’ Leila

Who are they?
A band from Beirut, Lebanon. They currently have four albums out and their latest one (called Ibn El Leil) was released on the European label Pias.
Offical Website

Why I like it
They are a rockband in the broadest sense of the word, with a very rich and interesting instrumentation. Their lyrics are in arabic, which is a beautiful language I do not understand. They deal with gender, homosexuality and love. Translations can be found on their blog

Staying Power
Definitely. They are visting a city near me later this year, I’ll probably go!

Listen for yourselves
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6V0BN4aH4E[/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]