If there’s one thing that gets most of us through the day, it’s discovering new artists. Whether we’re scrolling through SoundCloud looking for mood tunes to help alleviate a case of the Mondays, or listening to a mixtape someone has sent our way, not a day goes by without some kind of music playing in our offices.
Since our inboxes tend to get inundated with projects from artists interested in coverage, we’re spotlighting some of the quietly wondrous musicians that find their way to us each week. These artists may not have conquered the Billboard 100 (yet) but they’ve all got something unique to offer, and they’re all worth getting to know.
Scroll through to see our 10 under the radar artists to discover this week, and stay tuned for a fresh selection next week.
The Age of L.U.N.A.
What They’ve Been Working On: Their self-titled debut album which just dropped this past Friday.
Sounds Like: If Aquemini-era OutKast were actually a trio from Britain.
Where: Shiretoko, Japan
What They’ve Been Working On: A worldwide release of her Illogical Dance EP, due out on March 23.
Sounds Like: If you were gifted with supersonic hearing and could listen to the insects commune with the ethereal ephemera of nature.
What They’ve Been Working On: The freshly-dropped Sweets EP.
Sounds Like: Jumping back and forth between intergalactic laser gun fights and smooth, candlelit kisses.
Kero Kero Bonito
What They’ve Been Working On: The just-released TOTEP EP.
Sounds Like: A futuristic group of pink android cats attempting to create ‘doo-wop’ music from memory.
What They’ve Been Working On: Gearing up for the release of seven-track EP LUNA.
Sounds Like: If one of the androids from Blade Runner was a respected grime talisman.
Where: New York
What They’ve Been Working On: Cowriting tracks for PnB Rock and and crafting her sophomore project, APT. 210.
Sounds Like: Drinking something out of a coconut shell on the beach.
Where: New York
What They’ve Been Working On: Their just-released debut EP, Quarters.
Sounds Like: The moment on the dance floor where you hit peak dance-energy and utterly lose yourself.
What They’ve Been Working On: Her upcoming debut album If Only – a State of Peace.
Sounds Like: Hovering past gargantuan black holes in a desolate part of deep space.
What They’ve Been Working On: Following up her acclaimed 2016 EP fang2001.
Sounds Like: Making out in a hot tub after one too many frozen margaritas to Aaliyah’s greatest hits.
What They’ve Been Working On: Teaming up with Zaytoven for the glorious Atlanta/UK crossover “Something Else,” appearing on the upcoming Level Up EP.
Sounds Like: The kind of tune you want blasting out of your car when you’re pulling up to a high-pressure situation.
Be sure to check out last week’s edition of Under the Radar right here.