10 International Artists to Know

For any emerging artist, patience is a much-needed virtue. This statement holds even more truth for international artists. Talent and timing aside, more measures are sometimes necessary in order to reach national recognition. Via various methods ranging from collaboration to complete translation, for these 10 international artists, the wait is over. Here are 10 international artists to know.

Ásgeir – Ásgeir Trausti, 20, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter …

Courtney Barnett – As Courtney Barnett approaches her mid-twenties, her career approaches new territory …

Kongos – This four-piece band of brothers was encouraged early on by their father, well-known South African musician John Kongos, to join a band …

Mac DeMarco – 23-year-old Mac DeMarco, whose birth name is actually Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV, hails from Edmonton, Canada …

Milky Chance – Milky Chance is composed of vocalist and musician Clemens Rehbein and DJ Phillipp Dausch …

Rodrigo y Gabriela – This Mexican rock duo has been performing together for nearly 15 years …

Sam Smith
– After being featured on Disclosure’s electronic track “Latch” last year, Sam Smith is now receiving attention for his own work …

The Strypes – Each member of The Strypes, four in total, falls between the narrow age-range of 16-18 …

Temples – This group, from Kettering, England, is proving that a psych-rock revival could be coming …

Zee Avi – Zee Avi is a Malaysian singer/songwriter, guitarist and ukulele player. Her career started in 2007 after Patrick Keeler of The Raconteurs discovered her on YouTube. Since then, Avi has released two albums and an EP. Her first album has been certified Gold in four countries, though one of her most popular tracks to date, “Concrete Wall,” was included on her latest album, “Ghostbird,” released in 2011.

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Zee Avi talks fashion and music with Sechoir.

Zee Avi is featured on Darling Magazine Issue No.8.

Zee Avi is featured on Darling Magazine Issue No.8.

I always say I write music that makes you feel like pancakes. Either it makes you want pancakes, or feel like you are one. Warm and cozy. Haha! I am such a young artist who is still learning and evolving and who knows, I might write music that makes one feel like barbecue sauce soon.

Zee Avi

Read the full interview and Zee Avi’s Nightlight review by Kids Can Groove.

Zee Avi’s Nightlight has just hit No.1 on the Amazon Best Sellers in Lullabies chart. Congratulations!

Zee Avi’s Nightlight has just hit No.1 on the Amazon Best Sellers in Lullabies chart. Congratulations!