I've created a spring/summer playlist this year. I was hoping it would be the soundtrack to my summer, tunes to chill out to while enjoying a sunny bus journey into work, but I suppose that's wishful thinking at the moment! Here are some artists I've only just discovered this year who have made the list.
Haim - I've downloaded Haim's EP, Forever, and it's such addicting listening. It's this bizarre blend of pop, rock and R&B which, as mad as it sounds, really works.
Kimbra - 'Settle Down' is a fab track with vocal percussion that builds and builds. She's got a great bluesy voice which is very easy to listen to.
Icona Pop - not my usual thing, but 'Nights Like This' has the potential to be a great summer anthem.
The Jezabels - I downloaded Prisoner before going to see Garbage after learning that The Jezabels were their support act. It's a fab alt rock album. I especially like 'City Girl' and 'Long Highway'.