King Krule (formally known as Zoo Kid) has been on the scene since 2010, providing his very unique guitar orientated mellow sound. He released his first single “Out Getting Ribs” on House Anxiety records in April 2010 and since then has gone on to release several EPs and his first full length album in August of last year, all to massively positive response. Krule is one of the most unique and promising performers in the UK today, most of this is thanks to his mono-tone yet still emotive voice over and his impressive guitar playing skills, combing tranquil jazz fusion guitar with deep lyrics. At the young age of 19 Krule has managed to gain a cult following, which then turned into an actual fan base over here in England and perform all around the world as well as playing some major festivals. King Krule is one of the most critically acclaimed artists in recent years and it’s safe to assume has he has a long and impressive career ahead of him, albeit with the demeanour of a year 11 being kept in at break time.
Over the last year or so Rejjie Snow has shoved a fake Gucci slipper down the throat of UK Hip-Hop. Rejjie Snow (formally Lecs Luther) is being talked about as one of the most impressive young artists in the UK today, mixing elements of Jazz, Soul and old school Hip-Hop Snow has managed to create a unique and infectious sound which has garnered him a cult following which is slowly evolving into a full on fan base. At just twenty Snow released his first e.p. last year on Elton John’s label Rocket Music Entertainment and is dropping a new one this year, he has released a number of music videos on Noisey and has performed with big names in the hip-hop scene such as Joey Bada$$, MF Doom and Kendrick Lamar. Snow has already achieved a lot in his short career and this year is looking to be no different, but arguably Snow’s most impressive achievement is that he’s almost made crocs cool. Almost.
What other band has been recommended by former Shadow Cabinet member? None probably, it’s not the coolest thing a band could brag about, but regardless it happened to Drenge. Brothers Eion and Rory Loveless blend punk, blues and low fi rock to create a unique, interesting and aggressive sound which has won over their fan base. The band are signed to Infectious records and put out a self-titled album last summer, which had rave reviews. 2014 is set to be a good year for the brothers as they multiple tours coming up and have been nominated for “Best Newcomer” at this year’s NME awards, and going up against bands like Swim Deep, it seems safe to assume they’re going to win it.
Words by George Metcalf (@GeorgeMetcalf_1)