This UK-based wondrous duo consisting of Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht have an equal role in songwriting, vocals, and instrumentation of their music that can only be described as alt-pop, syrupy, with R&B undertones. Having sold out shows all over Europe and major cities in the US before ever having an actual public performance, Oh Wonder is sure to be a favorite at Brooklyn Steel during their 2-night run on September 26 and 27.
English rock band Glass Animals features members Dave Bayley (vocals/guitar), Drew MacFarlane (guitar/keyboard), Edmund Irwin-Singer (bass/keyboard), and Joe Seaward (drums). The dynamic band mixes styles of synth-pop and smooth indie to create a delightfully strange and unique sound. Having played at huge music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Firefly, and Coachella, New Yorkers are in for a treat when they perform at Radio City Music Hall on October 5.
Starting as the solo gig of singer and guitarist Elena Tonra, indie folk band Daughter has since evolved in a trio with the addition of guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguiella. Formed in 2010, the trio began by playing small gigs around London before touring with singer/songwriter Ben Howard around Europe and are now touring and headlining gigs all around the US and Europe. Daughter makes another appearance in the city this fall on their North American tour at Forest Hills Stadium on October 6.
Making a debut with a self-released EP in 2012, Melbourne-based singer and songwriter Courtney Barnett soon gained popularity and was invited to perform at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. Nominated for "Best New Artist" at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, Barnett is recognized for her grunge rock/folk-pop style and her fast paced and witty lyric delivery.Barnett returns to the city with Kurt Vile at Beacon Theatre on November 1.
Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Bishop Briggs, branded after her family’s hometown in Scotland, found success while performing at a local bar in LA. The gig lead to the recording of her first single “Wild Horses.” Briggs’ music is categorized as dark pop, with subtle hints of electronica and hip-hop sprinkled throughout. Coming back to the city this fall after opening on main stage at Panorama Festival NYC this summer, be sure to check out this powerhouse performer at Terminal 5 on November 20.