Your Guide To The 16 Best Artists You Need To Hear This December

These 16 artists are definitely not ones you should overlook. There’s something for everyone on this list.

1. Dark Waves

Nick Long’s newest indie pop project doesn’t disappoint with “The Heartbeat the Soul.” Dark Waves was recently featured in an episode of “The Vampire Diaries.”

2. Anberlin

With their SEVENTH album, Anberlin closes out their twelve year run with an album that dabbles into some new wave sound with indie mixed in. The single “Stranger Ways” is definitely a hit.

3. Catfish and the Bottlemen

These rockers bring some old fashioned rock and roll with garage punk to the table. With hits like “Kathleen” you’ll want to keep listening to these Welsh guys.

4. Samsaya

Samsaya brings us catchy pop tunes that anyone will be singing along to with hits like “Good With The Bad.” She has potential to be the next big pop star.

5. Donn T

Donn T shows off her new soulful sound on the track “Mignight.” Her sound is a nice refreshing change of mixed styles that what we aren’t used to hearing on the radio.

6. Deluka

You’ll have fun dancing along to the band’s electro-pop punk sound. Their recent move to LA has influenced the sound of their newest EP, “Bonds.”

7. Wyldlife

This band reminds us of 70s/80s punk rock with obvious influences from musicians like The Clash and Iggy Pop, . “Saturday Night” is a catchy classic punk rock jam.

8. Starset

Starset is setting themselves up for success with their unique sound that includes alternative rock with electronic elements to create an intense experience in “My Demons”.

9. Such Gold

Such Gold’s single “Faced” shows off their hardcore punk style. For bands of Major League, Transit, or The Story So Far.

10. Rev Theory

Rev Theory is for those who love some hard rock and roll. With songs like “Born 2 Destroy” these guys offer heavy guitars and melodic vocals.

11. Wounds

From Ireland, Wounds’ sound comes from the heavier side of rock. They will leave you with a rush of adrenaline, especially the fan favorite “Dead Dead Fucking Dead.”

12. Orange Goblin

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Heavy metal is how anyone would describe these guys who are compared to bands such as Iron Maiden. Orange Goblin delivers good metal on their “Back From The Abyss” album that many say could be their best work.

13. Solstafir

If you want an emotionally intense musical experience then Solstafir is what you want. “Otta” creates a post rock/metal experience like no other.

14. Sister Sin

Sister Sin offers old school metal hits such as “Chaos Royale”. Their hard rock will give you tons of energy.

15. Thomas Giles

Passionate music comes from the side project of Thomas Giles, front man of Between The Buried and Me. “Siphon The Bad Blood” provides us with a heavy rock vibe.

16. Agnes Obel

Deep and intense, Agnes Obel offers slow and soft music that is wonder to our ears. “Fuel to Fire” is one of her best pieces.

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