NOMP » Lianne La Havas GET YOUR DAILY MUSIC FIX HERE Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:27:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New On My Playlist August 2012 Mixtape Fri, 31 Aug 2012 03:30:06 +0000 Continue reading ]]> New On My Playlist Best New Music August 2012

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By the time you this post is up and you read it I will be somewhere in Spain on a long overdue trip. That’s part of the reason why August has been an iffy month for me blogging wise with too many (mostly welcome) distractions.

It’s also the reason why in all likelihood the first half of September is going to be a little light on the blogging front as well. Things should pick up in the week beginning the 17th of September when i get back :).

Despite the distractions August did have a splattering of new music by the likes of Tashaki Miyaki, King Tuff, Deap Vally, TEEN, Paper Tiger and Cherub. Check out music by these artists and more in the NOMP August 2012 Mixtape below.

Those interested in checking out earlier NOMP mixtapes head here.


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Lianne La Havas: Forget (official video) Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:33:54 +0000 Lianne La Havas_Forget video

Here’s the video for Forget, one of the many stand out tracks on Lianne La Havas’ debut album Is Your Love Big Enough.


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Lianne La Havas: Is Your Love Big Enough (video) Sun, 27 May 2012 06:40:19 +0000 Lianne La Havas_Is your love big enough video

Is Your Love Big Enough, the full length debut album by the lovely Lianne La Havas comes out on 9th July. Check out the video for the title track below.

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7 Female Singers to Watch Out For In 2012 & Beyond Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:37:30 +0000 Continue reading ]]>  

Given the fantastic response to last years list, here are seven female singers that I expect (hope) to make a mark on wider audiences than their current sphere of influence in 2012 and beyond.

While the 2011 list had more mainstream artists on it, this year’s list reflects the evolution in my listening taste over the last year that I’ve spent blogging and features a more eclectic mix of female artists.

Some (most) of them will never see the kind of success that say Adele (or even Jessie J) saw in 2011 but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they’re all seriously talented and are making some of the most interesting music at the moment.

Without further ado here is my list of 7 female singers to watch out for in 2012 and beyond.


Lana Del Rey

The amount of buzz (both positive and negative) that Lizzy Grant aka Lana Del Rey generated in the last few months is pretty unprecedented. The release of her debut album Born To Die in January has done little to abate the debate.

But as I’ve said before, beyond the hype and the carefully crafted persona, there is an artist with the ability to craft great pop songs (anyone who could come up with a song like Video Games surely deserves some credit, right?). And with another album worth of songs ready there is plenty to look forward to from Lana Del Rey.

Buy Born To Die


Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas is a 22 year old British neo soul singer who is blessed with a gorgeously smooth voice. In the words of The Telegraph ‘she comes across as an unplugged Erykah Badu, with a confessional lyrical bent akin to Joni Mitchell (but with plenty of humour).’ There is just something very real, earthy and endearing about her which I find quite refreshing.

Lianne has already made an impact in the UK what with a nomination for the BBC Sound of 2012 poll and is currently working on her full length debut album which should come out sometime this year.



If we all lived in an alternate Star Wars universe, 24 year old Montreal based Claire Boucher aka Grimes would be the unequivocal queen of pop. Sadly the isn’t quite the case :(.

Grimes’ ‘future pop’ comes across as ‘quaint albeit pretty sonic landscapes of avant electronic pop music blended with Claires’ childlike vocals’. It’s edgy, experimental, engaging and if you’re in the mood to try out something different you should definitely give Grimes a listen.

She might not sell millions of records but Claire Boucher will always rule her corner of the universe :).

Grimes – Oblivion by Arbutus Records
Grimes – Genesis by FACT magazine

Grimes latest album Visions came out a few days ago and if you’re interested you can buy it here.


Katy B

23 year old Kathleen Katie Brien or Katy B as she is better known is already huge in the UK. What’s surprising is that her brand of infectious, danceworthy, dubstep pop is not more popular across the Atlantic and in other parts of the world.

All that looks set to change with her debut album Katy On A Mission getting released in the US in Sept’ 2011 and with Katy touring the US and Canada extensively since the beginning of 2012 including dates at SXSW.


Buy Katy On A Mission


Charli XCX

At 19 years of age, British goth pop singer Charli XCX is the youngest artist on this list. She has already created a lot of buzz with the few songs she has released to date – prominent amongst those are Stay Away and Nuclear Seasons.

Charli has an album up for release sometime this year and given what I’ve heard so far it’s something to keep an eye out for.

Charli XCX – I’ll Never Know by Not Many Experts



Delilah (real name Paloma Stoecker) is a 21 years old British singer songwriter. She’s got a great voice that reminds me a little of Dolores O’riordan when she hits the high notes and her music is a catchy blend of soul & pop over electronic/dubstep beats.

Delilah has released a couple of EPs – Go, Love You So – to date and is currently working on her debut album From The Roots Up which is scheduled for an end of March 2012 release.



‘Erika M Anderson (EMA) made one of the most raw and deeply personal records of last year in the form of Past Life Martyred Saints’. Her music has an unaffected intensity and she has the ability to make you feel and almost relive her experiences through her songs.

Again EMA’ music is not everyones cup of tea and she may not sell tons of records but she is an unpretentious and extremely talented artist who makes meaningful music.

EMA – The Grey Ship by WorkItMedia

Buy Past Life Martyred Saints


So what do you think of this list? Would love it if you could share some upcoming female singers that you dig and that I might have missed out on. Do let me know in the comments.

Finally, as always, if you liked what you heard don’t feel shy to share it with your friends.

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Lianne La Havas: ‘No Room For Doubt’ When It Comes To Her Talent Fri, 17 Feb 2012 06:51:04 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Lianne La Havas_Forget_No Room For Doubt video

Lianne La Havas is a 22 year old British neo soul singer who is blessed with a gorgeously smooth voice. In the words of The Telegraph ‘she comes across as an unplugged Erykah Badu, with a confessional lyrical bent akin to Joni Mitchell (but with plenty of humour).’ There is just something very real, earthy and endearing about her which I find quite refreshing.

Lianne released a couple of EPs – Lost & Found, Forget – last year and has already made an impression in the UK resulting in a nomination for the BBC Sound of 2012 poll. She’s also spent the last few months touring with and opening for Bon Iver and is in the process of working on her debut full length album.

Ok, now for her music. First check out her breakthrough performance of Age on Later With Jools Holland and the video for No Room For Doubt, both are from her Lost & Found EP. If that’s not enough to wow you then check out the video for Forget, the title track of her second EP (also check out a stripped out, live version of the song here – trust me its brilliant).

So whatcha think ?

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