So I wanted to try something different today, (I’m currently writing the 50/ 50 review), as suggested by someone on twitter, I’m going to recommend some good musicians who are relatively well known in England, but not so much so in america, in some ways to show we have better music in England than Coldplay and the abysmal One Direction.
So here goes nothing here are my top five not so well known English artists.
Number 5: Imogen Heap.
Now I know that Imogen is relatively well known for her haunting a cappella ballad Hide and Seek, but she’s done many more tracks than that some of them better, in fact her new singles You Know Where To Find Me, a beautiful song about the river thames, sung from the point of view of the river, how lovely and Telemiscommunications, a collaboration with Deadmau5 (whom I like very much), about miscommunications when on the telephone, I know the title doesn’t give it away at all, but it’s a fun track that you should listen to.
The reason that she’s low on the list, is that she’s quite well known already, so putting her on the list is debatable, but she’s very good and deserves to be more popular then she currently is.
You Know Where To Find Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hdMYt1Np78
Number 4: Newton Faulkner.
Newton Faulkner has been around for a while and to be honest, I’ve liked him from the start, his lyrics were fun and cheeky, however his nice guy with a guitar hook has been stolen from him by the unstoppable hit machine, Ed Sheeran who I think it’s ok. The problem is that his new album is a bit dreary, I just hope it’s a minor blip, because his previous two albums have been gold.
So check him out, the tracks I would recommend first are: Gone In The Morning and Let’s Get Together.
Gone In The Morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF9ESdfwV5o
Lets Get together: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUKqesRKEFI
Number 3: Jamie Cullum.
Yes he’s also relatively well known for the Gran Torino theme, but can you guys think of any other songs he’s made? Exactly, he is one of the most talented singer/ songwriter out there, he’s made four albums all of them very good, and all of them very different, yes they’re all Jazz albums, but they all blend pop and Jazz brilliantly and differently.
Get and check out his albums my personal favourite is Twentysomething.
High and Dry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otvsMONDksA
Number 2: Lucy Rose.
What can I say about Lucy Rose? Well she’s fantastic, a nice girl with a guitar, but she’s much more interesting than most of the other people in that genre, a rarity lets face it. In fact her debut: Like I Used To, is my favourite album of the year, she has a beautiful voice and, to be frank, she’s a great lyricist, she really paints a picture. Go buy her album.
be alright: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5LC_0BOQFE
So who could be my favourite, not so well known British artist, well it’s someone who became famous for a tea advert and has a very difficult to pronounce name.
Number 1: Charlene Soraia.
Charlene Soraia is interesting, because really on first listen she sounds like any other artist, but she isn’t she has a fantastic musicality and interesting lyrics, I don’t really have anything to say about her, she’s very talented and she shouldn’t be known as “the Twinings tea girl”.
So that’s it let me know what you thought in the comments if the feedback is good I’ll do some more things like this, thanks.