Blues / R&B / Rock
From the Midlands to London via Los Angeles. From trouble at school to the trials of teen employment. From a love of the past (“Stevie Nicks was the best”) to a passion for the future (“I don’t want to be in any musical
niche”). From searing love to scorching loss.
“What do you feel when you’re not with me,” she sings in her powerful, spine-tingling voice over guitar riffs as jagged as they are sweet, “is your body cold, do you miss me?” These are the words and the worlds of Harlea. She’s a 24-year-old singer-songwriter who’s been chasing her sound, finessing her vision, for most of her young life. Growing up in the heart of England, she was well aware of her musical forbears. But she also knew that she was going to have to go out and sing her own song (dad playing Barry White at 6am on a Sunday morning can only teach you so much).
Genre: Alternative / Rock
From: Philadelphia, PA
Related Artists: Bob Dylan, Oasis, Beck
Genre: Blues / Rock / Singer-Songwriter
From: London, UK
Related Artists: Ray LaMontagne, Jake Bugg, Jack White
Genre: Blues / Rock / Southern Rock
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Related Artists: Barns Courtney, Dorothy, Kaleo