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Four campus new music acts you need to hear


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Grassroots music has never been more alive.

Kiera CourtDespite a country where the arts is suffering the devastation of government cuts to funding, and an industry desperately trying to work out how to get people to keep paying for music, our campuses are still turning out great new talent.

Check out four of the best student breakthrough acts,  who are set to be household names in the not so distant future:

1) Fur

This four-piece play rock that is heavily influenced by the classic sounds of the 50s and 60s in the same way Britpop did in the 90s.

With influences ranging from the Beatles and Mac DeMarco to their own good friends Mother Me and Voodoo and the Crypts, Fur not only take inspiration from the melodies and lyrics of some of music’s greatest stars but also from the joy they get frustrating the neighbours at 3am by blasting their music! 

The lads plan on making 2016 their year, performing non-stop and spreading the love of Fur as far as they can; with hit tune 'Creature' already reaching close to 15k on Soundcloud I for one don't think it'll be long before they're snapped up by a record label.

 2) Kiera Court

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Kiera Court is striking a chord with her subtle, indie-folk songs.

Having only started performing live in September of 2015 Kiera has already performed in several London venues and was recently featured on the BBC Radio Essex Introducing show with her song 'Cinammon'.

Despite a wide range of influences it is her love for Paolo Nutini, Gabriella Aplin and Norah Jones which truly shines through in her smooth folk vocals.


3) Janoko

Relatively new on the DJ scene Ollie Green has already formed an almighty presence within Central London with his stage name Janoko.

Having DJed at the Cirque le Soir, Janoko is carving a name for himself with his hypnotic deep house.

Not short of determination Janoko is likely to appear in a London club near you very soon!

4) James Nathaniel Harrison

James Nathaniel Harrison embodies the true spirit of experimental music.

Identifying as a singer-songwriter, Harrison currently studies music at the University of Manchester with his brother Andrew, who provides the bass and mixing for several of James' released songs.

Playing guitar, mandolin and keyboards while mixing and providing the vocals for all of his tracks, Harrison is a multi-talented experimental musician whose relaxed tracks are sure to appeal to fans of Paul Simon and Frank Turner, artists whom he admits have been key inspirations in his work. 


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