Brand New Unsigned
Over the past few weeks you, our trusty MTV viewers voted in your tens of thousands to whittle down the hundreds of Brand New Unsigned entries we had this year from the UK and Ireland.
The top artists were then deliberated over by our panel of music industry experts with 21-year-old Marie Naffah being named MTV’s Brand New For 2014 Unsigned winner!
Marie is well acquainted with the singer/songwriter music scene. Often been 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.
“Her lyrics are sweet, sincere and often humorous which makes it all the more staggering when she belts out emotive choruses.”
She now joins The Vamps, Sam Smith, Ella Eyre, Banks, Kwabs, George Ezra, Royal Blood, Elyar Fox and Joel Compass as part of MTVs Brand New For 2014 shortlist presented by Emporio Armani Diamonds.
Well done and good luck Marie!