It’s about that time to get hype Iggy people! The best part of the week is here once again! Join the MTV Iggy fan-antics to help decide who will be our “Artist of the Week.”
One of the five rising global artists listed below will be voted in by you. Now it’s your duty to rake in the votes for your best band. You have until next Friday morning at 11 am EST to vote for your favorite artist using the poll below.
The band with the most votes will be featured on MTV Iggy’s homepage along with a super revealing interview. You know what to do. Click, click, click!
Last year, Norwegian four-piece My Little Pony (a.k.a. My Little Pony) put childish things aside, rechristening their band Making Marks. Now, here to stay are the band’s sweet male/female vocal harmonies; folk pop orchestration, and sly worldview where one’s greatest dream is to become “Andrew Bird … but younger.”
Goonam brings a new sound to the South Korean music scene. They make slow-burning tracks full of jazzy chords and meditative instrumental sections. Their songs invariably include repeating riffs on washed-out guitars and seriously chill vibes. The band is currently touring the US as part of the 2013 Seoulsonic Tour, featuring fellow K-indie bands Lowdown 30 and No Brain.
The UK has a new soul brotherhood, and 21-year-old Jacob Banks is one of its core members. Born and raised in Birmingham, it was only twelve months ago that the reformed street kid discovered his musical talent: singing, songwriting, guitar-playing – the lot. His husky tone and convincing stories about life’s hardships has made an unlikely connection with the UK’s trap-happy-rap-loving audience.
5 Miles to Midnight
There’s something brewing in Trinidad and it’s not just any ole soca or calypso music. It’s island rock. 5 Miles to Midnight have styled themselves as the pioneers of iRock and we must admit that this flavor of island music is delicious. The six-man band has opened for the likes of Maroon 5, Evanescence, Machel Montano and Stephen Marley. Their recent collaboration with soca queen Fay-Ann Lyons on “DIMIT” reveals just how many possibilities there are in this iRock concept.
Little Green Cars
Bearing your broken heart to the world is a total don’t-give-a-fuck, rock-star move, up there with playing guitar with your teeth. It’s also the kind of risk most bands shy away from these days. Irish rock quintet Little Green Cars kick the feels up to a whole other level and they are winning at it. Their songs are like uncontrolled river rapids of love, fear, and confusion, but they wrap it all in clever indie pop storytelling, sweet and simple melody, and sonic surfaces as sleek as a MacBook Air.