Friday, June 21Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

Music to Look Out For 2015

2015 is looking to become a year of music revival, with new talent entering the music scene and some classic bands emerging from retirement to remind the public what they have been missing out on. New names such as James Bay, winner of the Brits Critics award, Atlanta native Raury, and Nottingham born Indiana are set to take their genres by storm. With his lustrous locks and stripped back performances, Bay is a front runner for folk inspired music, his sound rivalling fellow Irish folk band, Kodaline, who are planned to drop their second album soon.
Raury is making news and changing hip-hop with the cool vibes of a rebellious teenager, collaborating with SBTRKT and The Neighbourhood, Raury is bound to be a force to be reckoned with in both hip-hop and beyond.
Indiana has moved from Nottingham and into mainstream music with her unique vocals and blending of sounds coming together in her debut album No Romeo, anticipated to become a massive hit. Of course these are only a few of the promising newcomers of this year, and what these three are producing is defining of our own generation, and shaking up the music scene as we know it.
On a more classic note, AC/DC and U2 dropped new albums late 2014 and the success of these iconic bands coming out of retirement is rumoured to be bringing out fellow iconic rock bands. Could this year be one of a great revival of the classics? If so, watch for a few changes in the rock genre – a genre the Artic Monkeys, Vaccines, Peace and 1975 have been steadily contributing to. Both the Vaccines and Peace should be releasing new albums with sounds to challenge rock and our perceptions of both bands, within the year.