Introduucing...Say Lou Lou!

And now, it's time for a long overdue introduction to Say Lou Lou, the gorgeous Swedish-Australian twin sister act. (They grew up shuttling in between Stockholm and Sydney. Thus, they are Swedish-Australian.) When the duo was first being buzzed about last year, they went by the name Saint Lou…


New Girl Group Alert: Introduucing...M.O!

It's an exciting, tumultuous time to be a girl group enthusiast. In just a few short weeks, the Almighty Aloud have taken their final bow (and allowed our lives to grow cold once again), the original Sugababes—MKS—have made their slow-but-sure return to the musical landscape on various amazing…


L'cHAIM: Introduucing...HAIM!

Alright, so: I've been feeling this band for a while now, but I haven't gotten around to doing a formal "Introduucing..." post because I'm too busy being the absolute worst. Time to change that. HAIM is a LA Valley-bred Jewish sister act, consisting of Este Haim, Danielle Haim, Alana Haim and…


Introduucing...Kelly Sweet!

In the mood for something moody? Please. As if that even requires an answer. I first heard Kelly Sweet's "Ashes of My Paradise" about 3 days ago, when I covered the song's video premiere for MTV Buzzworthy. And ever since, the song's been on solid loop. The 24-year-old Massachusetts-born…


The Incredible Debut of Nikki Williams: "Kill, Fuck, Marry"

LITERALLY STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND KILL, FUCK AND MARRY YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. Meet newly signed Chameleon/Island Def Jam artist, Nikki Williams. The 23-year-old South-African songstress was signed in September of 2011 after penning "Fly Away" for Country Strong, as well as co-writing "Like My Mother…


Introduucing...Arlissa!

Arlissa is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from the UK. She also kind of just hit the jackpot. Having finished her A-levels in the UK (US readers--that's like the SATs, but like, harder), the up-and-coming London-based singer was only recently recovering from a break-up with her first boyfriend…


Frank + Derol, "Barely Love You Too"

What if I told you it was all meant to be we'd be getting amazing new music by a member of the Cyrus family this year? You'd probably make like Leslie and be all like, "Oh, she's just being Miley!" But no: I'm not talking about Miley Cyrus. I'm talking about her older half-sister, Brandi Cyrus.…


Introduucing...Jess Mills!

Genre: Lush pop, drum-and-bass, dubstep Sounds like: Katy B, Sunday Girl, Clare Maguire, Ellie Goulding Heard of Jess Mills yet? Well, she's a new favorite--so I suggest you settle in and pay attention now. The gorgeous London-born singer-songwriter is the daughter of corporate lawyer David Mills…


Leave The Lights On: Introduucing...Meiko!

Meet Meiko. The US-born (and 25% Japanese--thus the nickname!) 30-year-old songstress first gained notoriety with the release of her self-titled debut in 2007, right around the time of the Great Singer-Songwriter Explosion of 2005-2008. (Note: not actually a real thing.) Remember that, though? It…


Introduucing...Rita Ora!

Sounds like: Rihanna, Jessie J Genre: Pop, Dub-pop Prepare for the rise of Rita Ora. After catching the eye and ear of an A&R in London, the 21-year-old Kosovo-born, U.K.-bred songstress was introduced to Jay-Z in New York and soon signed to Roc Nation (Rihanna style!) back in 2009. Since then,…


Rising UK Girl Group Stooshe Gets Naughty on "Love Me (feat. Travie McCoy)"

Heard of Stooshe? They're a rising UK pop trio, and the only girl group listed on BBC's Sound of 2012 longlist. And as you can see above, they'd like to be taken seriously, thank you very much. With effortlessly melodic, soulful voices a la En Vogue or The Sugababes and a perky power punch of…


That Girl Is A Monster: Introduucing...Meg Myers!

Monster by Meg Myers Genre: Alternative rock Sounds like: Fiona Apple, Alanis Morrissette, Marina + The Diamonds Meet Meg Myers, a rising musician based out of Los Angeles. While details about the singer are still somewhat minimal, we've got one excellent tune to work with: "Monster." The song…