Sounds like: Alternative rock – basically if Radiohead made a tribute album to Weezer.
Fun fact: Several of the members were born in the same week of December. In the winter of 2012-2013, suffering from a lack of sleep, the band decided to use power tools to build a makeshift studio overnight in an empty room that was dubbed the “Punk Rock Dungeon.”
Find them: facebook.com/afwfmusic, afirewithfriends.bandcamp.com, afirewithfriends.com, Twitter: @afwf, Instagram: @afirewithfriends
Sounds like: Indie punk, drawing from disparate personal influences to create a sound that's energetic, heartfelt, and powerful.
Fun fact: The guys used to be bus drivers for the University of Virginia. They all ended up quitting their bus driving jobs and moving to Philadelphia in order to play more shows.
Find them: facebook.com/leftandrightva, leftandright.bandcamp.com, Twitter: @lnrdudes
Sydney, New South Wales
Sounds like: Roots, soul, and funk. Their songs are filled with the combination of haunting ballads and deep soul to make their sound very unique.
Fun fact: Uncle Jed won last year's “Australia's Got Talent.” The three members never considered going on the show until the producer saw them on YouTube and approached them.
Find them: facebook.com/unclejedmusic, unclejed.com.au, youtube.com/thejedpower, Twitter: @unclejedmusic, Instagram: @unclejed_music