Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry’s most important curators Banks is poised for big things in 2014.
- Elyar Fox
Elyar Fox sparked attention on the music scene at the age of 16 when he spent his gap year between GCSEs and college hustling for a record deal. As views on his YouTube channel reached tens of millions, Elyar eventually signed with Global Talent, in conjunction with RCA.
- George Ezra
The 19 year old singer and songwriter first came to attention when BBC Introducing picked up on a handful of tracks posted online. That led to a live session at their legendary Maida Vale studios and an oversubscribed performance on their stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
- Joel Compass
21-year-old Joel Compass is a particularly rare talent who delivers on every level. A singularly talented male singer, songwriter and producer who is as visually interesting as he is lyrically and musically arresting, Compass combines an effortless credibility with huge commercial appeal.
Reflecting a mixture of his African roots with RnB & Gospel influences set against a backdrop of electro-synthesized soul; 23-year-old singer-songwriter Kwabs has already begun captivating audiences at his sell out shows across the capital.
- Marie Naffah
This year’s Unsigned winner, Marie Naffah is well acquainted with the singer/songwriter music scene. Often referred to as a perfect blend of Laura Marling and Florence Welch, she has the talent of combining roaring, powerful vocals with mellow guitar riffs and witty wordplay.
- Royal Blood
Formed at the beginning of 2013, Royal Blood are a 2-piece band from Brighton. Having known each other for years in different bands, Mike Kerr & Ben Thatcher finally came together and went into the studio to record ‘Figure It Out’ – the first track that brought attention to the band.
- The Vamps
Four teenage musicians; Bradley, James, Tristan and Connor, hooked up via their homemade demos on YouTube. Their plan: upload a series of covers of chart-conquering pop hits and release an album of their own. 17 million hits and a major label recording deal later, they’re doing just that!
MTV's Annual Viewer-led Search For The Very Best In New Music Is Back!
Take nine acts we’re convinced are destined for big things in 2014, throw in one unsigned act nominated for by MTV viewers, then let YOU vote for the best – it’s MTV's Brand New For 2014! Get checking out the list right now before voting opens on December 16.