The music scene is always changing, as new artists emerge every month. If you are a music fan who enjoys listening to new songs and artists, here are some great upcoming musicians and bands.
Kaiit’s soulful vibes incorporate many different musical influences, including everything from Pink Floyd to traditional music from her home countries of Melbourne, Australia and Papua New Guinea. You can hear Kaiit when she joins such bands as The Avalanches and Kamasi Washington at the 2018 Golden Plains festival.
The Money War
The indie-rock duo The Money War have already established a solid following with their latest single, “Hold On”, which has been described by Buzz Label as “effortless magnificence”. The duo embarked on their first Australian east coast tour in December 2017 and are currently recording their debut album, which is set to be released in April/May 2018.
The Sydney-based band Dear Seattle released their self-titled album in 2017 and are one of the first acts to be signed to guitarist James Tidswell’s label, Domestic Lala. They also released their album on vinyl in January 2018 and are scheduled to headline some of 2018’s biggest festivals.
The Beautiful Monument
This Melbourne group has been busy with the release of their debut album and an Australia tour, which included wowing the crowds at BIGSOUND. The Beautiful Monument has been lauded for their ability to balance raw energy with an impressive stage presence and are sure to be influential as a new wave act.
Thomas Calder (aka Daggy Man) was awarded the Grant McLennan Fellowship in 2014 and spent several months honing his songwriting skills in London, to re-emerge as his new persona. He achieved success with his 2017 LP, A Lazy Kind Of Pain, and is set to test out new musical sounds, which will be released in 2018.