Torrent - Ásgeir
Ásgier is an Icelandic singer-songwriter who may be fairly unheard of in the UK but his debut album was the biggest selling in Iceland ever with one in every ten people owning it. Most of the songs were adapted from poems written by Ásgier's father. The album has since been translated into English and released internationally.
There are strong comparisons to Bon Iver, and as a big big Bon Iver fan I can say its wonderfully similar without trying to actually be Justin Vernon as I've noticed a lot of artists are doing these days.. who can blame them really?
I cannot urge you enough to get this album, it is one of the most incredible things I've heard in a long time.
Holding On For Life - Broken Bells
This song has been on repeat for the past week or so, unfortuntely me trying to sing along that high is not a pretty sound!
Blood Runs Wild - Ruen Brothers
This is one of those feel good power rock song that you have to put on in the morning and have a little dance around to wake yourself up.
They've done a little bit of a Jedward to form their band name, as they are brothers called Rupert and Henry. Despite only being about 15 their sound is very mature and sounds like a heavier version of 60's rockabilly music. I'm really looking forward to their debut album.