Edith Bowman is ELLE's new Music Editor. Every week she'll be reporting on ELLEUK.COM telling us who to download and listen to immediately.
This week she recommending:
Natasha Khan & Dan Carey & Toy
When I get an email through with the name Natasha Khan in the subject heading, I pay attention. Sexwitch comes from international record shopping and reworking lyrics and arrangements from their finds around Morocco, Thailand, Iran and the USA to produce six fantastic pieces. What a wonderful and positive way to celebrate cultures from around the world in music form.
'Earth Not Above' by Haelos
This is such an exciting band. HAELOS are a London trio who are putting the finishing touches to their debut album. They have perfect synergy on this video between the audio and visuals. A lovely subtle narrative filmed by Jesse Jenkins over the most incredible tune that builds tension and atmosphere like it's a film soundtrack. I can't wait to see them live.
Plus three new artists to watch:
1. Siobhan Wilson
A young singer songwriter from Scotland who blew my socks off when she played live on my radio show a few weeks ago. Her new EP 'Say It’s True' is breathtaking, and shows the diversity of her voice which she uses to perfection as a proper instrument. Multi talented and multi instrumentalist, I’m very excited about what’s to come from her.
2. Only Girl
I don’t know much about her apart from I LOVE what I hear, it’s like a cross between Jessie Ware and Mariah Carey. Amazing.
3. Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf
Not entirely a new artist as she has been part of both the Pipettes and toured with Pnau, Gwenno is at the beginning of what I think is an exciting journey as a solo artist. Her whole album is sung in Welsh but please don’t let that put you off. It hasn’t done with me and Sigur Ros or a lot of Super Furry Animals or loads of other non english speaking music makers - who are all fans.