Who's your favourite non-mainstream Artist(s)?

(28 Posts)
OwllwOOwllwO Sun 27-Jan-13 16:20:24

I usually only listen to music of lesser known artists and I love finding new talent to listen too.
At the moment I'm obsessed with a singer named Scott Matthews, actually I've been obcessed for almost two years. I saw him live last year and he seriously he blewmy mind when he sung. (Think of a more acoustic Jeff Buckley and that's him)
Another singer I saw live was Fink, again amazing! I was heavily pregnant when I saw him and my DD actually enjoys his music too now she's outside my womb.
Both these artists should be far more popular then the crap out there at the moment.

Let me know about any artists you think are amazing as I love my music and its always interesting hearing what others listen too.

ArtemisKelda Mon 13-May-13 00:15:11

Epica - symphonic metal at its absolute best. Also love Nightwish, even without Tarja.

GibberTheMonkey Mon 13-May-13 00:01:22

Lost brothers (folk)
Love them

AuntieBrenda Mon 06-May-13 08:34:40

Saint saviour. God, I love her. Singer songwriter originally from north east, amazing vocals- really original and creative. There's a track on her new album called reasons and it makes me cry. She's sort of a Kate bush / Regina Spektor hybrid. Google her on YouTube

Jaynebxl Mon 06-May-13 07:19:42

Oo just spotted this. We are quite folky in our family and usually discover new stuff at various folk festivals. Particularly love Jim Moray, Martyn Joseph and my faves the Imagined Village. Another vote for Show of Hands here too. Oh and of course the Port Isaac guys.

hedgefund Fri 26-Apr-13 09:45:48

cracker and hoodoo gurus, also the triffids

NicholasTeakozy Fri 26-Apr-13 09:43:36

Another vote for Carcass here. I'm really looking forward to their new album.
Voivod. Their new stuff is good, the new guitarist really seems to have channeled the spirit of Denis D'Amour (Piggy).
Living Colour.

Pozzled Thu 25-Apr-13 22:43:19

Joe Pug
Great Big Sea (they're pretty well known in Canada but not here)
Show of Hands

MissBetseyTrotwood Thu 25-Apr-13 22:39:43

Jamie Lidell.

SignoraStronza Thu 25-Apr-13 22:35:54

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Quite partial to a bit of Carcass too -and they've got a new album out soon.

turkeyboots Wed 10-Apr-13 17:51:25

Afgan Whigs. And anything the lead singer (whos name I've forgotten) had a hand in so Twilight Singers and Gutter Twins too.

Also love Jimmy Eat World, but is fairly mainstream I think.

smellylittleorange Wed 10-Apr-13 17:46:01

Skinny Lister!

DrCoconut Sun 31-Mar-13 16:58:19

Show of hands here too. Also the fishermen from port Isaac. So awful what happened a few weeks ago.

ComeOnBeANoOne Mon 25-Mar-13 23:00:03

I would definitely get onto The Crookes (guitar pop, but done well) and Screaming Maldini (quirky, orchestral pop with wierd time signatures).

Also, High Hazels - next big thing in Sheff imo. Only played their first gig in November '12, but, oh my...! If you like Richard Hawley you'll like them!

(Sorry, I do like my music I do!)

drownangels Wed 27-Feb-13 09:08:15

Nick Cave and the BS's new album 'Push the sky away' is fab!
I'm lliving Jubilee Street.

Thewhingingdefective Tue 26-Feb-13 13:31:30

Nick Cave.

frillynat81 Sun 17-Feb-13 17:33:26

At the mo, I have been listening to Birdy, Diane Birch and Gabrielle Aplin.

GreatGretzky Tue 12-Feb-13 11:10:18

Polar Bear Club
Graham Coxon's solo work.

drownangels Mon 11-Feb-13 14:41:13

I forgot to mention How to destroy angels!!

drownangels Mon 11-Feb-13 14:20:38

Joe Bonamassa Love LOve love him and can't wait to see him again in March.
Scroobius Pip and Dan Le Sac
Band of Horses if I'm feeling melancholy
Fighting wolves for some rock

Not an all time favourite but I too like Alabama 3, I've seen them loads of times over the years.
I have become a fan of Rodriguez since seeing Searching for sugar man and have since seen him at Manchester.

Although Jane's Addiction aren't main stream they are quite well known I do live them and the side projects Perry Farrell has done.

whatkungfuthat Wed 06-Feb-13 21:09:32

Magazine, although they aren't really current. I also love Spizz in all his guises, he's a lovely bloke too.

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 05-Feb-13 19:12:14

Alabama 3

Jellykat Tue 05-Feb-13 19:11:42

Oops Woodkid not child!

Jellykat Tue 05-Feb-13 19:10:31

I totally agree about Scott Matthews, i've been into him for 4 years and cannot understand why he isn't bigger. Amazing man!

My recent excitement is about a young New Zealander called Gin Wigmore, shes my new girl crush!- here

and the latest video that makes me soo happy is by a guy called Woodchild, he reminds me of Mr Matthews -here

God i love music!!

TWinklyLittleStar Tue 05-Feb-13 18:49:48

Brian Houston. My absolute favourite singer/songwriter, and a fantastic live performer.

Takver Tue 05-Feb-13 18:48:09

Hmm, not sure what you'd consider lesser known? I really like both Steve Argüelles & Django Bates

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