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Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 7 Apr 2011
  • min read

Singer-songwriter Alex Winston was born and raised in Detroit. She relocated to New York last year and hooked up with production duo The Knocks. The multi-instrumentalist’s single Choice Notes is currently backing the latest Hyundai car advert.

This teenage ‘indie-hop’ duo self-released its debut EP Shun the Non-Believer late last year and has already made The Guardian's Band of the Day slot. The pair mix grime and guitars with samples and have been compared to late 80s hip-hop bands such as De La Soul and The Pharcyde.

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The UK's leading jive and swing band took the genre to new heights last year with a headline gig at the Royal Albert Hall. Their growing popularity was also marked by a Variety Club of Great Britain charity accolade in 2008 and the City of Derry International Music Award in 2006.

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Vocalist Justin Young used to go by the name of Jay Jay Pistolet before forming The Vaccines last year. The band's debut album What did you expect from the Vaccines? is out now. Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe predicts the band, hailed as the next Ramones, will 'kickstart a new era'. www.thevaccines.co.uk

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The BAFTA-winning off-the-wall comedian Harry Hill released his debut comic album Funny Times last year. Made up of comic songs, stories and jokes, the set was preceded by single I Wanna Baby. Funny Times is the former doctor’s second album.

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Outspoken chanteuse Anna Calvi graced many a ‘One to Watch’ list at the start of the year, having signed to Domino Records and supported the likes of Nick Cave’s Grinderman on tour. Her debut album was released with much fanfare last month and early support has come from BBC 6 Music and NME.

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Teemu Brunila is a Finnish songwriter and musician, and used to front the pop-rock band The Crash. He has composed music for other artists including American Idol finalist Anna Abreulle, and recently co-wrote the song Catching Snowflakes with Pixie Lott.

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