Best Newcomer of 2015

We’re starting 2016 by looking back at the year before and giving credit where its due. We’re doing so through a set of seven “very prestigious” awards and winners have been made from nominees through the votes of the Musicandotherthingz team, it’s partners and friends. We commence the awards with the best newcomer category.

Listen to the full list of nominees here


3. Tobias Jesso Jr. (16%)

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Canadian, Tobias Jesso Jr. released his debut album Goon back in March and with it he showcased a mature songwriting ability through his simple arrangements akin to the style of many a singer-songwriter in the 1970s.


2.Wolf Alice (24%)

The Quartet from North London are led by Ellie Roswell and offer up a subtle blend of Alternative, Grunge and Indie in their sound. They had built up quite a reputation throughout 2013 and 14 and this set them in good stead for their debut album My Love is Cool which was released in June. They have since been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Performance. Not bad for a debut year.


  1. Courtney Barnett (28%)

Melbourne based Courtney Barnett has been a revelation for many with her witty songwriting and her passive delivery set around some unrefined Alternative sounds. She was a deserving big winner at Australia’s ARIA Awards picking up four awards from eight nominations and has been nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy too. Expect to see and hear much more from Courtney in the future.










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