The New Smu: The best new artists in my inbox this year
Welcome to my end of year round-up, highlighting some of my very favourite tracks by new, upcoming and unsigned artists from 2021. It’s an eclectic pic and mix of treats including everything from spooky ambient to aggressive instrumental, neo-lounge to glam pop, soulful electro to old school rock ‘n’ roll. A festive Quality Street tin of aural joy for you to binge on whilst nursing your new year’s headache.
If you would like to submit your music to be included in a future edition of The New Smu please email me at email@example.com and include a link to your track. I don’t care if you have 25k followers or only your dog has heard it as long as it’s interesting, beautiful, weird or wonderful. A playlist of songs featured here and in previous months can be found on Spotify and YouTube.
All words by Susan Sloan. More of her work for Louder Than War is available on her archive. Find her on Instagram as @thesmureviews and view Susan’s website here.