It’s day three of DZI: The Voice‘s “Best Music of 2014 (So Far)” series, and this go round we’re spotlighting bands that have already begun to make waves with music fans and media. The five selections cover some of the brightest new talent in Rock, Hip Hop, and Pop. From the U.K. to the U.S. all the way to Australia, our list of buzzing bands cross continents and genres.
The core group that make up U.K.-based band Jungle remained a mystery for months. The founders of the seven piece collective – only known as “T” and “J” – finally revealed themselves here in the States during a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
To connect with Jungle like them on Facebook
Who said punk is dead? If you still think that’s the case, then you need to get familiar with Radkey. Self-taught musical brothers Dee, Isaiah, and Solomon Radke are all too young to drink legally, but their Cat & Mouse and Devil Fruit EPs already have much of the rock world taking notice.
To connect with Radkey follow them on Twitter @Radkey
Ratking’s music has been described as “post-Hip Hop” – meaning their sound cannot be constrained by the typical definition of rap music. Emcees Wiki and Hak and producer Sporting Life tapped longtime Jay Z engineer Young Guru to help give their debut LP So It Goes a taste of next level NYC Hip Hop.
To connect with Ratking follow them on Twitter @RatKing
Say Lou Lou
Elektra and Miranda Kilbey are products of two countries with long traditions in indie-pop dominance. The twin sisters used to trek back-and-forth to see their Australian father and Swedish mother, and that intercontinental travel helped produce the Dream Pop soundscape that has a lot industry insiders speaking highly of Say Lou Lou.
To connect with Say Lou Lou follow them on Twitter @SayLouLou
Not often do you have a boy band that actually plays instruments. That’s partly what sets The Vamps a part from some of their British contemporaries. Having already established themselves as breakout in their home country, it’s most likely only a matter of time before they invade the hearts of American girls as well.
To connect with The Vamps follow them on Twitter @TheVampsband
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