24.10.14

British Artists You Should Be Listening To



I'm a big music person (really? we couldn't tell from the half-dozen music related posts you've already made). And one of the funnier things I've noticed while living in London, is that when locals ask what my favorite music is, I start listing off artists from the UK. I mean, obviously there are some pretty great artists from the US and elsewhere, but there is an overwhelmingly large portion of my music library that is from the UK. 
So, whether you want to feel like you're in the UK or you just want some new music, you should definitely give these artists a listen. 


Daughter

Tired Pony

Elbow

Dry the River

The Boxer Rebellion


PS - I tried to focus on artists you may not have heard of, and left out some of the more popular groups. Honorary mentions include: Florence + the Machine, Snow Patrol, Kate Nash, Ben Howard, and Hozier [Ireland]

PPS - isn't that Elbow music video just lovely? It's one of my favorites.

Which of these is your favorite? Who are your favorite British bands?
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13 comments:

  1. I do love me a good UK band - so thank you for making me discover new ones! I do love this kind of music so a lot of it is going on my playlist!

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  2. Success! I'm so glad you like these - let me know what your favorites end up being :)

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  3. Except for Elbow, I hadn't heard of any of these! I'll be listening to them more now!
    Also that top graphic is adorable! Did you make it yourself?

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  4. Fantastic! Do let me know if you find any new favorites from my recommendations! And thank you - the skyline is a free vector I got online, and then I added the 'clouds' and background with the text. I typically try to make 100% of the graphics I use, but I was running short on time ;)

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  5. The Boxer Rebellion is one of my favorite bands ever. If You Run, We Have This Place Surrounded, and Caught By the Light are my favorite songs of theirs. I'd heard of Elbow and heard a bit of their music -- it's lovely! Hadn't heard of the others, so thanks for the introduction!

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  6. ...Maybe I should be listening to some more Daughter!!...By the way, I enjoy The Kooks!!...

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  7. You have great taste! Two of my absolute favorites :) I've had Home by Daughter on repeat for the last week straight... haha

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  8. Ahhhh, so so so good! Caught by the Light and Locked in the Basement are my personal faves. And I'm glad you found some new music! You'll have to let me know if any of them end up being new favorites :)

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  9. Good choice! :) and Daughter should always be listened to more often.

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  10. Love discovering new music that's not mainstream pop. Love Tired Pony, and Daughter, but hadn't heard of the others, so thanks for the intro!

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  11. You've got great taste! I know few people that listen to Tired Pony, so I get really excited when I do finally stumble upon those rare few. Glad I introduced you to some new artists - you'll have to let me know what you think!

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  12. Aw, thank you! So sweet of you to say. Most people look at me, and go, "Who the are these people that you LISTEN to?!" Haha. Those who know me well say that I was a Brit in a past life, although I'm not sure I believe it. But I will definitely have to have a listen, and I'll definitely keep you posted on any new favorites! So exciting to follow your adventures!

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