2014 was another big year in music with lot’s of breakthrough acts, including; Sam Smith, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Young Fathers etc. 2015 has the potential to be equivalently prosperous. Here I take a look at some of the acts who could potentially have a huge year ahead.
CHILDCARE is London-based musician Ed Cares. His gritty punk-pop sound should be erupting from your speakers as soon as possible. A fan of the Ramones and the Clash, Cares released his debut EP under the moniker CHILDCARE in 2014, entitled Flush. Hopefully there is plenty of great music still to come from him.
18 year old, Atlanta born musician, Raury, released his debut mixtape last year, Indigo Child, to critical acclaim. While being hard to pin down his sound is a blend of electro, rap, hip hop, funk and folk music blended together to create a smooth and relaxing sound. Plenty of big things are expected from Raury and I’m sure 2015 will be pivotal.
Saint Raymond has already created small waves in 2014. With three EP’s already under his name, and a supporting spot on Ed Sheerans tour, 19 year old, Callum Burrows has gathered pace coming into 2014 and with his debut album set to be released early June, 2015 could be the year he really makes his voice heard.
Låpsley, in keeping with the trend, is a teenage musician who goes under a moniker. Holly Lapsley Fletcher, from Southport, electronic infused soulful music is fresh and hauntingly beautiful at times. New EP, Understudy, continues where previous efforts left off and showcases her enormous talent and potential.
RHODES’s two EP’s released in 2014 showcased his folk and soul infused music off for everybody to hear. Hertfordshire’s David Rhodes will be hoping he can make a big impact in 2015.
Amber Run are a Nottingham based band who have had a good 2014 releasing some killer songs, but 2015 sees the release of their premier album and they will be hoping to leave their mark on the year.
Years & Years
Having already won the BBC Sound of 2015 Poll, big things are expected from Years & Years. Despite having already made an impact on the chart with single ‘Desire’, they will be hoping to improve upon that success over the next twelve months.
Nico Cara is making music that is almost genre defying, with a number of influences and a genuinely great soulful voice. His dark and unique sound juxtaposed with his almost uplifting lyrics are joyful. Expect a big 2015 from him.